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If I start work, will I lose carers allowance and PIP mobility vehicle? Would my partner lose LCWRA?

shaunm7
shaunm7 Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited August 2021 in Universal Credit (UC)
Good Morning,
I am looking for some advice please.
My partner and myself are both on benefits due to illnesses/disabilities and we both claim U.C, Carers and PiP.
My PiP is used for a mobility vehicle so we are both able to get around and away from the boredom of the house and my partner gets our UC topped up with lwcra.
Now the thing is I have mental health issues and I'm not afraid to admit this but I have gotten it into my head I am fit enough to go back to work. I have been and spoke to an employer who is happy to employ me. We understand (took a while for my partner to get me to understand) due to this I will loose the carers allowance for my partner, we will loose the UC due to me working but the thing we aren't sure about is does my partner loose her lwcra and what happens to my PiP (mobility vehicle)? 
Can anyone please help
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,509 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Your PIP will not be affected in any way by working 

    You may not lose your uc 

    You will have a work allowance meaning you can earn a certain amount before it affects your uc and if you earn over that amount you will lose 63p for every pound you earn over the work allowance 

    I'm not sure about carers do you get carers through uc if so you can work as long as you still care 35 hours a week 

    Lcwra will still be paid 

    Are you going to be working full time ? 

    It may help doing a benefits calculator so you can enter all your details in 

    Other members will be able to help who know more about benefits 

    I will ask admin to move your post into the benefits section which should let more people see

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    Can you move this post to benefits section 
  • shaunm7
    shaunm7 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Thank you so much janer1967
    Yes if I go back to work I'll be full time. But I'm still going to be catering for my partner when I'm not working 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 16,509 Disability Gamechanger
    I would do the benefits calculator as it all depends on both your circumstances and put in you are carer and what your earnings are etc 

    You can find one on gov website 
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 12,478 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP will not be affected unless the work you're going to do contradicts why you're claiming PIP. You will need to report that you're starting a job to UC, & here's some info about UC & working: https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/how-your-earnings-affect-your-payments, There's also a benefits calculator here: https://benefits-calculator-2.turn2us.org.uk/  

  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2021
    shaunm7 said:
    Thank you so much janer1967
    Yes if I go back to work I'll be full time. But I'm still going to be catering for my partner when I'm not working 
    You will still be entitled to the carer element in UC so your joint maximum UC amount will not change.
    shaunm7 said:
    ..we will loose the UC due to me working but the thing we aren't sure about is does my partner loose her lwcra ..
    You have slightly misunderstood UC and LCWRA. These are not separate benefits. The LCWRA just goes in as part of the calculation of your (joint) maximum UC entitlement. Once this amount is calculated it is irrelevant how it is made up. The deduction for earnings is made from your whole UC amount.

    As suggested by others the best way to find out what you will get is to use a benefits calculator.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.

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