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Hi, I'm rory2023! Should I automatically be on LCWRA after reaching pension age?

rory2023 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
It says on the website once you reach pension age and are getting attendance allowance you automatically get LCWRA but when I ring up they don’t seem to know about it . I was already getting it before I turned Pension age but it stopped


  • rory2023
    rory2023 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
    Anyone there 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,465 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @rory2023 - & welcome to the community. I'm unsure as to where you're reading, but it's correct that UC (& your LCWRA element included in this) stops when you reach state pension age (unless you are living with a partner who is under state pension age).
    Attendance Allowance is for a person over state pension age, so therefore doesn't help you qualify for UC or LCWRA.
    Depending on your circumstances you may be able to get some other financial help, but I can't tell from the little you've said, sorry.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,742 Disability Gamechanger
    Are you living with a partner that's under state pension age? LCWRA is part of UC so unless you're living with a partner that's under state pension age then UC stops once you reach this age.

    If you're either living alone or living with a partner that's over state pension age then you can use this Pension Credit calculator to see if there's any entitlement to this. https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator

    It's quite difficult to give any benefits advice without knowing more information. For example, does anyone claim either carers allowance or carers element of UC for looking after you? Do you live alone or with other adults?

    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.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 10,458 Disability Gamechanger
    rory2023 said:
    Anyone there 
    It can often take more than eight minutes for someone to see your post and reply, patience being a virtue 😎👀
    Seasons greetings to one and all 🎄🎅🏻🌲
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 1,496 Scope online community team
    Hi there @rory2023 and welcome to the community!  We're a lovely and friendly bunch here. :)

    I just wanted to check in and see if the answers our regulars have provided have helped answer your question?  If you have any other questions, please just let us know and we'll do our best to help. :)
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