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LCWRA

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Danikins88
Danikins88 Community member Posts: 6 Connected
Hi. The dwp awarded me LCWRA due to my mental health disability just this year at around June time. Both my husband and I were on Universal Credit at the time. My husband just recently started working again so the UC payments have stopped however I am baffled as to my my LCWRA paymen has stopped as well?! It wasn't a joint claim, it was just for me but was being paid out in addition to the UC. Should I query this? Has anyone else had a similar experience? Feeling really anxious about this. I popped a msg in the UC journal but no one has responded yet...

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,159 Disability Gamechanger
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    UC is a means tested benefit so you will have been claiming as a couple if you live with your husband. LCWRA is part of UC, it's not a benefit paid on it own. It makes up part of your maximum UC entitlement. You can't claim this on it's own, that's not how it works.

    You will have the work allowance, which is either £379/month if you claim for help with the rent or £631/month if you don't. Any earnings up to this amount will be ignored. After this the earnings will reduce your UC by 55%.

    Whether there's any entitlement to UC will depend on your joint circumstances. You can use a benefits calculator to check if the zero amount is correct but you'll need to make sure you put all the correct details into it. https://www.entitledto.co.uk/benefits-calculator



    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.
  • Danikins88
    Danikins88 Community member Posts: 6 Connected
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    Thank you for replying and explaining it to me.
  • ArleneDowling
    ArleneDowling Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thanks for answering, I appreciate you.
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