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Reporting a change in caring

Reporting a change in caring

What you should do if your caring responsibilities change 

You must tell Universal Credit as soon as possible if:

  • you are no longer caring for someone
  • you are no longer getting Carer's Allowance
  • you have a temporary break from caring
  • your care has dropped below 35 hours
  • you share your caring responsibilities
  • you start to earn a wage for being a carer
  • the person you are caring for is no longer getting Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment
  • the person you are caring for goes into hospital
  • the person you are caring for goes into respite care
  • the person you are caring for dies

This is not a complete list.

These changes may mean that you can no longer get the Carer's element. You may also need to accept a new Claimant Commitment.

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