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ahora98
ahora98 Community member Posts: 28 Listener
Hey, there. i recently get pip awarded with enhance rate on daily living and mobility. my sister want apply to be my carer. she is on universial credit. which kind of crare she can apply: carer allowenc or carer element?? and what different between this two carer? is she can apply for both of them? do you every one know about how much they pay for carer?.. appreciate if you answer this questions,, thanks again. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    As she's claiming UC then providing she cares for you for at least 35 hours per week then she can claim carers element of UC providing she's not receiving the LCWRA element for herself.

    You don't need to claim carers allowance to be entitled to carers element. If she does claim carers allowance as well then this will just be deducted in full from her UC entitlement, so there's no financial gain. The only difference is with UC you receive class 3 NI credits but for carers allowance you receive class 1.

    Providing she doesn't receive the LCWRA element for herself then she needs to "report a change of circumstances" Tell them she's caring for you and then the carers element will be included in her UC from the assessment period in which the changes were reported. It's £168.81/month for carers element.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • ahora98
    ahora98 Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    and she should strat the date for carer that  i recieved pip or can put date before my pip awarded?? thanks
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    If she reported being your carer at the time you started your PIP claim and she was claiming UC at the time then they may backdate it to that date. If she doesn't ask then it won't be backdated. It will be down to a decision maker to make the final decision.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2023
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    She can’t get carer element for a date before you were awarded PIP. However UC may not pay anything prior to when she tells them if she has never previously told them she cares for you.

    to confirm - she doesn’t get LCWRA?

    Am I correct that you get UC yourself?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • ahora98
    ahora98 Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    yes im on uc and she dosnt get lcwra 
  • ahora98
    ahora98 Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    as well i get lcwra on uc 
  • ahora98
    ahora98 Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    she 5month ago told to uc she is my carer due to my Lcwra but uc refused her cos they said your brother must get pip for apply carer
  • ahora98
    ahora98 Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    at 7of november2022 i apply for pip, and she reported to be my carer on December 2022 due to my LCWRA
    but they told her for carer your brother must get pip,,, is they backdate carer payment to her? thanks
  • kebabs2u3
    kebabs2u3 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
    edited February 2023
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    A question myself on this subject if you get full pip and LCWRA, and have a carer do you actually lose any of your own payments to subsidise the carers payment by uc ? 
  • ahora98
    ahora98 Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    it is my question as well 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2023
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    ahora98 said:
    she 5month ago told to uc she is my carer due to my Lcwra but uc refused her cos they said your brother must get pip for apply carer
    OK, should ask for the carer element to be added from the date your PIP award starts from.
    kebabs2u3 said:
    A question myself on this subject if you get full pip and LCWRA, and have a carer do you actually lose any of your own payments to subsidise the carers payment by uc ? 
    No.

    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • ahora98
    ahora98 Community member Posts: 28 Listener
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    you mean she should ask for 7of November 2022 that i apply for pip? 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited February 2023
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    ahora98 said:
    you mean she should ask for 7of November 2022 that i apply for pip? 
    If that’s the date your PIP award starts from, yes.

    (You’ve had a very quick PIP decision.)
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • kebabs2u3
    kebabs2u3 Community member Posts: 22 Listener
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    Thank you calcotti 👍
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