Direct payments as a carer and treatment as income for UC

Hello all
Cl is the carer for her disabled brother and tells us she is in receipt of direct payments. She has received a lump sum in the last month because Social Services notified her that she had been underpaid. The lump sum of direct payments has been treated as income for UC and has knocked out entitlement. I can’t find direct payments as a source of income for UC so am guessing that as it is not specified income it should be ignored for UC?
Is this correct?

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