Backdated Special Guardianship Allowance considered as capital for benefit purposes?

Hi All,

It’s been a while!

I wonder if someone knows the answer to this as I can’t find anything related.

Working with a Kinship Carer whose case has been successful for a backdated payment of Special Guardianship Allowance (SGA). The amount backdated is over the capital limit rules for UC.

Now, I know SGA is not taken into consideration for benefits purposes when paid on a weekly basis, but I wonder if the backdated lump sum would be taken into consideration as capital? The backdated amount is SGA, which should have been paid to the Cl but wasn’t.

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated ????

Thank you.

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