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Carer's element

deeuk65deeuk65 Member Posts: 3 Listener
hello can anyone advise can you claim carers element for 2 people couple if there both disabled on uc  ..as both myself and husband are severely disabled and we only get £156.45 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    You will both need to be claiming a qualifying benefit to claim the carers element each. Also does anyone of you claim claim LCWRA element part?
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • deeuk65deeuk65 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    we are on uc and i get  LCWRA element my husband is my carer he helps me with physical daily living ..6 months ago he took ill and since then hes been awarded pip enhanced in both elements ..i am now having to help him as hes memory has been affected ..so i was wondering if we would only get the one carers element or will we qualify for 2 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    As you claim LCWRA element then you won't be able to claim the carers element as well as this, i'm afraid. It's because UC say you can't be a carer and claim LCWRA. In your situation only your husband can claim the carers element.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • deeuk65deeuk65 Member Posts: 3 Listener
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