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susanolivier25
susanolivier25 Community 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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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    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.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • susanolivier25
    susanolivier25 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thanks. Should i transfer it now or wait until i get approved for lcwra? Thanks 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,180 Disability Gamechanger
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    You're welcome. That's your decision. If the work capability assessment decision is LCW then you can continue to receive the cares element.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • susanolivier25
    susanolivier25 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you. You have been vwry helpful.
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,390 Scope online community team
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    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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