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carers element and lcwra

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cwatson0000
cwatson0000 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
If I claim carers element on UC for someone who gets PIP daily living and LCWRA will this effect their benefits?
thanks.

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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do you mean they get UC (with LCWRA) and PIP? If so then their benefits are not affected if you claim CA.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • cwatson0000
    cwatson0000 Community member Posts: 58 Connected
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    Yes they do get UC with LCWRA and PIP, but I also claim UC so if I were to include the carers element of UC in my award would it effect their benefits?
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2022
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    No, they will not be affected.
    You do not need to claim Carer’s Allowance to get the carer element.
    Note that if you get the LCWRA element yourself you cannot get the carer element as well.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Claire01
    Claire01 Community member Posts: 15 Connected
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    If my carer claimed uc with care element, would my ur lcwra pip housing benefit and council tax reduction be affected?

  • Claire01
    Claire01 Community member Posts: 15 Connected
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    How much would my carer get if on uc with carer element and CA ?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,937 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2022
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    If your carer doesn’t already claim UC then whether they’re entitled to it will depend on their circumstances. If they live with a partner they claim as a couple. They should use a benefits calculator to check entitlement.
    Claire01 said:
    If my carer claimed uc with care element, would my ur lcwra pip housing benefit and council tax reduction be affected?

    No it won’t. 
    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.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,937 Disability Gamechanger
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    Claire01 said:
    If my carer claimed uc with care element, would my ur lcwra pip housing benefit and council tax reduction be affected?


    I answered your question on this thread here. https://forum.scope.org.uk/discussion/88100/carers-allowance-and-lcwra#latest it's not helpful to ask the same questions on multiple threads because it makes advising very confusing.

    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.
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