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Lcwra

Tottenham12Tottenham12 Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2019 in Universal Credit
Hi can anyone tell me if me and my wife can both get the sam benefit. As my wife has been on lcwra for two years, 
And now the tribunal have said I should be in that group, as I can't get any sense out of the dwp. 
As I haven't heard nothing since my tribunal 4 weeks ago, all I need to know is does one person only get it or do I have to claim another benefit. 

Thanks to anyone who can help me 

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Hi @Tottenham12 and welcome to the community.
    You can both be awarded it so neither need to look for work or have any work commitments. But you will only have it in payment once per Universal Credit claim. As it's a joint claim, you'll only receive one entitlement of the additional £336, not two.
    I hope that helps clarify for you, but if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! :smile:
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  • Al_leisterAl_leister Member Posts: 11 Listener
    edited October 2019
    Hi, @Adrian_scope

    If a couple are both LCWRA and both have underlying CA should one LCWRA payment and one carers element be paid. I read the following online just now, last paragraph. 

    Best regards 

    You can't get the Carer element as well as one of these limited capability elements. You will get whichever is the higher element. This means that if you are eligible for:

    • the LCW element and the Carer element - you will get the Carer element only
    • the LCWRA element and the Carer element - you will get the LCWRA element only
    The same applies to each member of a couple except when you are both eligible for the LCWRA element and the Carer element. Only one member of the couple can receive the LCWRA element but the other member will get the Carer element instead.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes one will receive LCWRA and the other will receive the carers element.
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

    Scope community team

    Hi @Al_leister, as Poppy said, they should receive one carer element and one LCWRA. :)
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