Will a claim for carers allowance trigger universal credit?

I am a Carer to my children and currently claim CA. My partner is self employed and works 30 hours a week. We also receive CTC and WTC.

My partner is considering cutting his hours to help caring for our children and making a claim for CA.

We live in a live UC area.

Will this trigger a claim for universal credit? Thank you in advance.

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    MummyVon wrote: »
    I am a Carer to my children and currently claim CA. My partner is self employed and works 30 hours a week. We also receive CTC and WTC.

    My partner is considering cutting his hours to help caring for our children and making a claim for CA.

    We live in a live UC area.

    Will this trigger a claim for universal credit? Thank you in advance.
    No, CA isn't part of UC. Only 1 person can claim CA for someone. so 2 children need to be claiming a qualifying benefit for you both to be able to claim it.
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