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Really confused 😐

saralee1982
saralee1982 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi I’m new to the site, seeking advice, so myself and partner currently claim uc with a care element and lcwra element (lcwra is for partner) 
I have been his carer for quite some time, recently my own health is not good I have just had a work capability assessment and awarded lcwra also in the process of applying for pip,
from what I can gather we will not be entitled to anything additional as we already have a lcwra element and care element in place on our joint claim? 
Can anyone advise if this correct? 
Thanks in advance 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, you're correct. You can only receive one LCWRA element per claim. As you're also claiming carers element then you're already receiving your maximum UC entitlement.
    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.
  • saralee1982
    saralee1982 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you for replying, can I query if I’m awarded pip can we claim a additional care element?
    kind regards 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,780 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you for replying, can I query if I’m awarded pip can we claim a additional care element?
    kind regards 

    No because your partner already receives the LCWRA element for their self and the same person can't be paid both carers element and LCWRA element at the same time.
    As i advised, you're already claiming your maximum UC entitlement with 1 carers element and 1 LCWRA 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.
  • saralee1982
    saralee1982 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you I appreciate the advice 😊
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @saralee1982

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    Take care and have a lovely weekend  :)
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    saralee1982 Community member Posts: 5 Listener

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