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LCWRA and carers allowance

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lawraahh30
lawraahh30 Community member Posts: 23 Connected
Hello, good afternoon.
I currently receive LCWRA on my universal credit claim. I was just wondering as my grandad has recently received Attendance allowance, am I able to claim to be his carer and get carers allowance even though I get LCWRA too? 
Thanks 

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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,949 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can put in that you're a carer but it would make zero different to your claim so not worth doing as you can't receive both LCWRA and the carer element :( 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    No. You cannot receive the carer element and the LCWRA element.

    Does your grandad claim any other benefits?
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,949 Disability Gamechanger
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    I just noticed you said carer's allowance not carer element, you can claim carer's allowance but it is deducted from your UC anyway and you wouldn't get the carer premium carer element from UC as you have lcwra. 
    If you maybe lived in Scotland I'd say it might be worth it as you get the carer thing they get twice a year but mostly no, not worth doing. 
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