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nik31fletcher
nik31fletcher Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited July 2023 in Start here and say hello!
Hi everyone me and my wife both got lcwra but obviously only one of us gets the element side of it . I'm wondering if we will also get the carers element iswell thanks. 
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2023
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    Hello @nik31fletcher and thanks for your query, here's some information from Turn2Us:

    Carer's Element

    This element is £185.86 per month.

    You can get this element if you are providing care for at least 35 hours per week for someone who gets

    • Attendance Allowance, or
    • The highest or middle rate care component of Disability Living Allowance or Child Disability Payment, or
    • Daily living component of Personal Independence Payment, or
    • Armed Forces Independences Payment, or
    • Constant Attendance Allowance of £83.10 per week paid with Industrial Injuries Benefit or War Disablement Pension.

     You do not have to claim Carer's Allowance to get this element. 

    Unlike Carer's Allowance where you are prevented from claiming if you are earning above a certain level (£139 per week for 2023/24), for the Carer's Element your level of earnings does not prevent you from claiming. However, as the Carer's Element is a part of Universal Credit (UC), which is means tested, your earnings and other income will affect how much Universal Credit overall you are entitled to.

    If you are making a joint claim, you can get a Carer's Element each if you both qualify for it. However, you cannot be caring for the same severely disabled person.

    I hope that helps to answer things, but if something still isn't making sense, please say :)  
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  • nik31fletcher
    nik31fletcher Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi and thank you for your response. Does that mean we both could claim the carer element for each other??
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,562 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome, if you are making a joint claim, and both qualify, then yes @nik31fletcher you can claim it for each other :)
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,169 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can only claim carers element if either of you have an award of either daily living PIP, DLA mid/high rate care or ADP daily living. 
    Being found to have LCWRA doesn’t entitle either of you to claim 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.
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