Client has been getting Carer’s Allowance even though from time to time her earnings seem to have been over the £128 per week threshold. This hasn’t benefited her overall, however, as the CA has been deducted from her Universal Credit. (Indeed it seems that she hasn’t even been getting the carer element under UC, which you would have thought would be added automatically by the DWP for a claimant who was receiving UC.)
Anyway, so far as her potential CA “overpayment” is concerned, is it:
– not an overpayment;
– an overpayment matched by the right to an equal and opposite UC payment; or
– something else?