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Carer element help

skhan95 Community member Posts: 123 Connected
Hy I hope everyone is doing well:)I need some help regarding carer element 
I’m on universal credit and want to know if I’m eligible for carer element as I look after my autistic child and I don’t want to effect my uc because then it’s so stressful to sort out everything again as before without knowing I have applied for carer allowance and it has affected my uc after that I have stopped carer allowance now I don’t want to make any mistake because my work coach doesn’t know anything at all he was the one told me to apply carer allowance and said it’s not gonna effect but after that it was a lot of stress please guide me if I can make claim for carer element or not 
kind regards 


  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 3,909 Disability Gamechanger
    You work coach should have explained that carer's allowance is deducted from your UC. If you don't get LCWRA then claiming the carer element of UC will add £168 a month to your UC claim. 

    Have you reported being a carer to UC??
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 49,882 Disability Gamechanger
    In another thread quite sometime ago you said you were awarded LCWRA, if this is still correct then as biblioklept advise,
    you won’t be able to claim carers element at the same time. 
    Are you claiming UC with a partner?
    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.
  • skhan95
    skhan95 Community member Posts: 123 Connected
    Yes I’m still getting lcwra and  not with partner anymore he has moved out 
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,011 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2022
    As you are getting LCWRA element you cannot be paid the carer element, as explained in your previous thread.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.


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