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UC, son with High rate DLA

jenny_annjenny_ann Member Posts: 18 Listener
DLA have awarded my son high rate care and low rate mobility. I’m also new to UC, will this be affected at all does anyone know? Thank you 

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

    Great news! I'm assuming you're claiming the child element of UC for your son? If so then yes you need to report those changes because you'll now be entitled to the higher disabled child element of UC, You will also be entitled to claim the carers element of UC provided you don't claim the LCWRA element yourself.
    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.
  • jenny_annjenny_ann Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Oh thanks poppy, I’ve found UC such a minefield. Yes he is 10 so I do claim the child element. I’m overwhelmed with the whole process to be honest of DLA which just came through today and what it all means to benefits
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. You need to report the changes on your journal and the extra element should be backdated to the start of the DLA award.
    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.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,932

    Scope community team

    Hi @jenny_ann. When you make the change to your UC account to inform them of your son receiving high rate care DLA, be sure to put the date of change as the date the DLA has been awarded from (not the date you received the letter). 
    As Poppy said, this will now entitle you to the highest rate of disabled child element on UC in addition to the DLA. 
    Hope that helps!
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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