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Can I claim Carers Element for Husband who gets LCWRA

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Redqueen74
Redqueen74 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
My husband suffers from severe Mental Health issues,OCD & other medical issues.He has been awarded LCWRA & I'm his carer so would I be able to claim the Carers Element? I work 16 hours so I earn too much for Carers allowance!
Thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    For you to be able to claim carers element your husband would need to be claiming a qualifying disability benefit such as either daily living PIP/ADP or DLA mid/high rate care. 

    Him claiming LCWRA doesn't entitle you to carers element. 
    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.
  • Redqueen74
    Redqueen74 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    That's what I thought, I'm not sure he's upto going through the PIP process at this time & worried how it would affect his Mental Health even more! Thanks 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,116 Disability Gamechanger
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    It is a stressful process for everyone, even for those that don't generally suffer from mental health. The criteria for carers element is the same as carers allowance, apart from there's no earnings limit to carers element like there is with carers allowance. 
    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.
  • Redqueen74
    Redqueen74 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Maybe we'll look at it in the future,his doctor has told him to apply but it's easier said than done . Thanks 

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