Do you have to be living with the person you care for to be able to claim the Carers Element

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charlotte84
charlotte84 Community member Posts: 96 Contributor
edited January 2023 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello all do you have to be living with the person you care for to be able to claim the carers element of UC. Thankyou 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    No.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,308 Championing
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    Carers element has the same rules as carers allowance. The only difference is carers allowance has a maximum weekly earnings limit. If this is related to your partner when they claimed CA for looking after you then as advised in your other thread here. https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/101191/carers-element#latest
    The carers element should have been included in his maximum UC entitlement. The only exception to this is when someone is claiming LCWRA for their self, they can't claim carers element at the same time. All advised in that thread.