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More help for carers: stop deducting carers allowance from Universal Credit

Submitted by Shireen Hussein on Wednesday 25th May 2022

Published on Wednesday 1st June 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Thursday 15th December 2022

Signatures: 109

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More help for carers: stop deducting carers allowance from Universal Credit

Petition Details

I want the government to stop deducting carers allowance from Universal Credit Claims. Universal credit allows people who are working or in self employment to earn a certain amount before deducting any UC. The government should stop automatically deducting carers allowance in the same way.

Additional Information

I and many others get £69.70 a week carers allowance for caring for our family members who need a lot of support. Due to the amount of caring that is required it’s impossible to get a job in many circumstances. This means many carers have to rely on universal credit. Universal credit allows you to earn a certain amount before deductions EXCEPT if you get carers allowance - it deducts £302.03 off each month. Carers allowance MUST stop being fully deducted from Universal Credit.


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