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LCWRA DUAL CLAIM WITH ESA
Do I have to stay on UC or can I close my claim? I'm only asking because I was awarded LCWRA last December 2022 - and my New-Style ESA is a dual claim with my UC so I only got LCWRA because I was put in a support group with ESA and UC mirrored the decision.
I'm asking also because when I go on as a joint claim with my wife soon we'll be entilted to £0 as her ESA support group deducted at £561 per month and so is mine, and also 2 advance paymens deducted at £120 between us. We both get LCWRA and PIP so I know you can only have 1 carers element paid and one LCWRA on a joint claim.
- We're only entitled to:
Joint claim/couple both over 25 - £578.82
1 x LCWRA - £390.06
1 x Carers Element - £185.86
By the time they've deducted the 2 ESA's we're left with £0 so I think it's pointless keeping it open? but don't want to close the claim if it'll mess up our LCWRA/ESA support group. As I know if things changed, and we left UC and claimed again if we're both still getting ESA SUPPORT GROUP we will automatically be entitled to LCWRA.
Hope this makes sense.
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