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Should he get UC and LCWRA at the same time?

Kitty1898Kitty1898 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited May 2020 in Universal Credit
I'm in a state of mild panic and confusion. My son who is 21 gets PIPs enhanced and enhanced and last year (he was brain damaged at birth) I applied for UC for him which he was awarded £251.77 pcm - we then applied for LCWRA and got £336.20 pcm after the first 14 weeks. 
This morning I had a message from UC saying to log in which I did - his UC has gone up by £91 as the government said it would due to the virus...  but then I started worrying, is it right that he gets both UC and LCWRA at the same time? Making a total of £587.  I'm worried sick that we'll have to pay the money back.  Does anyone know the answer? Is it ok he gets them both together?
I can't follow the information of the government website, just too confusing!
HELP Kitty


  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,954

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    Hello @Kitty1898. I'm so sorry this has worried you. 

    It is absolutely correct. His standard allowance is what anyone of his age would get from Universal Credit. The LCWRA is an extra award on top of this, because he has limited capability for work. He won't have to pay either of these back and his award sounds correct, so please don't worry.

    The additional money they've given to UC claimants is for 12 months only. It equates to £20 per week (£86.67 a month) and then there was a small general increase to both elements on top of this. 
    After a year, the additional £86 is set to go back down to the usual amount.
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  • Kitty1898Kitty1898 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you so much... 
     I can calm down now.  
    Stay well Kitty

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Kitty1898, great to have you with us. :)
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,456 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @Kitty1898 please let us know if there is anything else that we can help you with :)
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  • chiariedschiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 8,056 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Kitty1898 - Welcome to the community from me too! Thank you for joining. I'm pleased Adrian has reassured you, & you can relax again. :)
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