Every Universal Credit calculation includes a Standard Allowance - the rate depending on whether single or couple, over or under 25.
Each dependent child / young person means a Child Element in their parent/guardian's Universal Credit calculation.
A parent/guardian of a child on DLA or PIP will have a Disabled Child Element in their UC - at one of two rates.
Unfit for Work
A claimant who has been found to have a limited capability for work will normally have an element included in their UC calculation to reflect this.
A claimant who rents, has service charges, and/or is liable for mortgage interest, can have a Housing Cost Element included in their award.
Some people who care for disabled adults or children can have a Carers Element in their UC award calculation.
Find out who qualifies for help with childcare costs, and how much.
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