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LCWRA and carers allowance

kevwhite Community member Posts: 3 Listener
I am getting LCWRA and was wondering whether my friend who cares for me can get Carers Allowance to cover travel costs etc. I am confused because being in receipt of LCWRA does not appear on list of benefits which entitles you to claim  Carers allowance?


  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @kevwhite

    Welcome to the community! How are you today? 

    I found some information on the GOV website about Carer's Allowance. I hope that helps you :)
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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
    edited December 2022
    Do you receive PIP Daily Living component? Does your friend work (if so how many hours and what’s their earnings per week)? Do they receive any other benefits? Numerous questions for someone to help you although the main one is the first one.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    Someone cannot claim Carer's Allowance for looking after someone on the grounds that they have LCWRA. You have obviously referred to the list of qualifying benefits and those are the only qualifying benefits.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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