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UC & other benifits for a couple

Liz2012
Liz2012 Community member Posts: 14 Connected
Hi, someone told me I should be able to claim something with myself and husband both being disabled, I get LCWRA he gets the care part on uc. a couple i know get another benifte added with both being disabled.
also we both get pip

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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 11,609 Disability Gamechanger
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,922 Disability Gamechanger
    UC has replaced all other benefits. As your UC includes the LCWRA element and carers element then it sounds like you're claiming everything you're entitled to. There is no other benefit added to UC.

    Does this couple that you know claim any of the old legacy benefits, rather than UC? You maybe referring to a severe disability premium which can be paid in with the old legacy benefits. Unfortunately, this isn't payable when claiming UC.
    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.
  • Liz2012
    Liz2012 Community member Posts: 14 Connected
    Poppy thank you for getting back to me.
    I think thay are still on income support
    Liz
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 53,922 Disability Gamechanger
    That's what i thought. Legacy benefits are different to UC.
    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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