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    WCA for Carers on Universal Credit

    Hi all.
    Can anyone tell me if Carers to disabled partners have to go through a WCA under Universal credit? I know if ESA Support Group is awarded to disabled partner the Carer can be invited to a back to work interview (yet to receive this invite as ludicrous as it is). Just unsure of the process for UC as waiting for Managed Migration... ???? Thanks in advance

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    It's not the same as with ESA, as long as you are caring for someone 'severely disabled' or for more than 35 hours a week.

    If you are caring for someone 'severely disabled' or for more than 35 hours a week then you will be put in the "No work related requirements" group of universal credit.

    As a carer you will fit into the ‘no work related requirements group’ if:

    • you have ‘regular and substantial caring responsibilities for a severely disabled person’ – see above for definition or
    • you have caring responsibilities for one or more ‘severely disabled people’ (see above for definition) for at least 35 hours a week, but do not satisfy the qualifying conditions for Carer’s Allowance – however you will need to satisfy your work coach that that it would be unreasonable for you to meet a work search and work availability requirement

    Whilst this is good news for those carers that meet the above conditions, carers who fall outside of these conditions (such as those caring for less than 35 hours a week and those caring for someone who is not considered to be ‘severely disabled’) will have some work related requirements.
    https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-ad...iversal-credit
    Last edited by nukecad; 05-21-2019 at 11:36 AM.
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