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Uc lcwra wanting to move out

Ashleyb1Ashleyb1 Member Posts: 49 Listener
edited January 16 in Universal Credit
Hello, I'm currently living with my dad in a 1 bedroom flat and have been for years now and my dad has been bidding for a new homes but still no luck and our living situation cant continue like this as he has been sleeping on a sofa with bad joint issues etc, I am currently on lcwra until feb for reassessment, but havent moved out because I'm afraid theres a chance I may not still get lcwra if they dont think I should still get, even tho my circumstances hasnt changed, my question is, is there any help out there to help pay for housing costs as if I'm put back on normal universal credit I wont have enough money to keep a home going. 
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    If you decided to move out then you would receive the housing element of UC whether you receive the LCWRA or not. How much you would receive will depend on your circumstances and the local housing allowance (LHA) for your area.

    If you're under 35 then you'll receive the shared rate of the LHA unless you receive either daily living PIP or mid/high rate care DLA and then you'll receive the 1 bedroom rate.

    If you're over 35 then you'll receive the 1 bedroom rate even if you don't claim a disability benefit.

    You'll also be able to claim single person discount for council tax but this will need to be claimed from your local council.

    Put your postcode of the area you're thinking of living and see what you could claim. https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Hello @Ashleyb1. I hope Poppy has managed to answer all of your questions on this. Please let us know if there's anything you don't understand or if you have any more questions. Best of luck with the move! :)
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  • UCExpertUCExpert Member Posts: 17 Connected
    poppy is spot on. :-)
  • Ashleyb1Ashleyb1 Member Posts: 49 Listener
    But what if I move out then they stop giving me lcwra that's what I'm afraid off then I'll have to move back home 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Ashleyb1 said:
    But what if I move out then they stop giving me lcwra that's what I'm afraid off then I'll have to move back home 

    HI,

    It's 18 months since you posted your original question but the advice remains the same as it was back then. Moving out will have no affect on your LCWRA. If you need help with any rent when you move out you'll be able to claim the housing element of UC in with your maximum UC entitlement.
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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,242

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    Hi @Ashleyb1

    Welcome back to the community, is everything okay? :) 

    I hope the information above from Poppy has been helpful.
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  • Ashleyb1Ashleyb1 Member Posts: 49 Listener
    I understand that but I mean my lcwra is for a year then I'll have a reassessment and there always a chance they could stop my lcwra 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    LCWRA is an ongoing award until a decision's made when you have a review. Reviews can be anytime from 3 months and the time they give you is just a guide. Moving house makes no difference at all.
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