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Carers allowance

lubby123lubby123 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hi good evening 
 I'm woundèring if some one can help 
I'm wanting to know can I claim carers allowance for someone else as well as claiming 
Unversail credit please . or would I have to just live on one benefit 
Thank you 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    What benefits does the person you want to claim carers allowance for claim?

    Do you claim the LCWRA element of UC in with your monthly payment?
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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Hi @lubby123.

    How did your PIP appeal go?

    Carers Allowance is separate to UC so if you’re eligible (caring for someone in receipt of a relevant benefit and you’re not in the LCWRA group) you can claim both benefits.  

    However Carers Allowance is an overlapping benefit so is deducted £ for £ from Universal Credit. You would then have the Carers Element added on to your UC.
    You can get Carers Element of UC without Carers Allowance.  

    Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any other questions.

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