Reply To: Backdated benefits

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graeme
Participant

He will have been overpaid UC because the carer element is lower than CA. I suspect UC will start recovering this overpayment from his ongoing award or they may recover it in full from next month's payment, so I would adjust the CTR back to April using the incomes and elements he was entitled to for that period, rather than what he received at the time. I would increase the UC max award (what you use as your applicable amount) by the carer element from April and reduce the UC income by the monthly CA amount. The CA will still count as income too, meaning they won't get full CTR for the period as the total income will be over the max award.