Carer's allowance
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Carers / lcwra

susanolivier25susanolivier25 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi
I have been claiming carers allowance for the last 6 years for my son (aged 26) who lives at home with direct payments and receives high rate pip. I have just recently applied and still waiting for an assesment for universal credit disability for myself. My question is should i give up carers allowance before my assessment? Or should i pass it onto my husband to claim carers allowance?  Thanks 

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

    If you're given LCWRA then you won't be able to receive the carers element of UC and LCWRA at the same time. Your husband will be able to claim the carers element instead of you.
    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.
  • susanolivier25susanolivier25 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks. Should i transfer it now or wait until i get approved for lcwra? Thanks 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. That's your decision. If the work capability assessment decision is LCW then you can continue to receive the cares element.
    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.
  • susanolivier25susanolivier25 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you. You have been vwry helpful.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,924

    Scope community team

    Hi @susanolivier25 and welcome to the community. :)
    Just to add, if you're wanting your husband to now receive the carers element of Universal Credit for caring for your son, you'll need to either stop your claim for Carer's Allowance or move this on to him as well. 
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    Scope

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