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Transitional protection payment & lcwra

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londonlife
londonlife Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited January 11 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hi, 

Just to clarify if someone does managed migration to UC & first payment includes transitional protection payments with carers element &  no LCWRA: what happens to the transitional protection payments if they go on to claim lcwra? Do they completely disappear & lose all transitionals? Or are the transitional payments simply reduced by the amount in lcwra they receive? I know they’d lose the carers element. 

Thanks 

J

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,153 Disability Gamechanger
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    TP erodes over time. So if other elements increase or you become entitled to other elements then the TP will reduce until such a time it will erode completely. Whether the LCWRA element erodes it completely will depend on how much your TP is.

    If it's a single claim the TP will erode by the difference between carers element and LCWRA which at the moment is £184.86/month.
    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.
  • londonlife
    londonlife Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    TP erodes over time. So if other elements increase or you become entitled to other elements then the TP will reduce until such a time it will erode completely. Whether the LCWRA element erodes it completely will depend on how much your TP is.

    If it's a single claim the TP will erode by the difference between carers element and LCWRA which at the moment is £184.86/month.

    So just to 100% clarify if its single claim: 
    then a LCWRA claim will not make them any better off as opposed to carers element + TP? As TP will be just be reduced by the difference?  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,153 Disability Gamechanger
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    I have no idea if they will be better off because i don't know what the TP amount is. Yes, the TP will erode. 

    Don't forget also, if they're already claimed UC with the TP then when benefits increase this year they will not benefit from that increase because the TP will just erode.
    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.
  • Albus_Scope
    Albus_Scope Posts: 4,081 Scope online community team
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    Heya @londonlife and welcome to the community. 

    I see Poppy has been able to give you the help you need, but I just wanted to pop in and say a quick hello. :)
    Albus (he/him)

    Online Community Coordinator @ Scope

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