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Someone help please.

mercedesbdmercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
Im asking for someone else, I’m in the ESA Support Group and I get £500 a month as someone’s getting carers for me I don’t get the SDP although I qualify for it. 

My family member is claiming UC he gets £250 a month if he gets through the assesment stage and passes for LCWRA how much will he be entitled to? No body gets carers for him. Because if he was to claim normal ESA and pass to support group he’d be entitled to £194 a week but on UC it’s only calculating up as £146 a week? That’s with the £250 single allowance and £336 LCWRA element = £586  a month Across 4 weeks is £146 a week.

Or am I missing an element? Or is this all your entitled to on UC? That’s short of nearly £50 a week

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

    I'm assuming that this person is under 25? as i note that you say he claims £250 at the moment, which is the single person rate for under 25's.

    You're right, if he's given LCWRA then he'll receive £336 (recent increase) from the 4th month of his claim starting from when they sent in their first sick/fit note. This means they will receive £586 per month. On top of that will be the housing element, if they're claiming for rent.

    I also see that someone claims carers allowance for you, is this the same person that's claiming the carers allowance?
    Community champion and 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.
  • mercedesbdmercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    Thank you & He doesn’t claim rent. So will it just be £586? And no it’s not him it’s my mum who claims it & Yes he is under 25.  He sent in sick note from the very start of his claim    So after 4 months does he get assessed then get the LCWRA or gets it automatically after until he’s assessed as long as he’s providing sick notes?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. Yes, it will just be the £586 if he's given LCWRA.

    He needs to be assessed first and wait for a decision to made before they add the element. If the decision is LCWRA then they add it. The waiting time for this is 3 months but as UC is paid in arrears it's paid from the 4 month of the claim. If he's waiting longer than this time to be assessed if he's owed money it's backdated to the 4th month. If he's assessed and a decision is made before this then he has to wait until the 4th month before it's added. If it was automatically added at 4 months and the decision wasn't LCWRA then he would owe DWP that extra money.

    If the decision is LCW then he won't receive any extra money. Hope this helps.
    Community champion and 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.
  • mercedesbdmercedesbd Member Posts: 109 Courageous
    You're welcome. Yes, it will just be the £586 if he's given LCWRA.

    He needs to be assessed first and wait for a decision to made before they add the element. If the decision is LCWRA then they add it. The waiting time for this is 3 months but as UC is paid in arrears it's paid from the 4 month of the claim. If he's waiting longer than this time to be assessed if he's owed money it's backdated to the 4th month. If he's assessed and a decision is made before this then he has to wait until the 4th month before it's added. If it was automatically added at 4 months and the decision wasn't LCWRA then he would owe DWP that extra money.

    If the decision is LCW then he won't receive any extra money. Hope this helps.
    Oh okay, thanks so much for your help :)
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