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Lwcra

DavidoDavido Posts: 1Member Listener
Hi, can anyone tell me what happens if both partners recieve lwcra while on uc

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 7,281Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    Hi,

    It means you'll both receive the extra £328 per month starting from the 4th month of your claim from when you sent in your first fit/sick note. It also means that if you are a carer for someone claiming a disability benefit then neither of you can receive the carers element of UC because you can't receive both elements at the same time.
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Posts: 5,740Administrator Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @Davido!
  • geeforcegeeforce Posts: 11Member Listener
    Hi I’m  signed off work been claiming  universal credit for 3 months I’ve got a work caperbillty medical this week my wife’s on pip and  can’t  work will we be entitled to the disability premium 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 7,281Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    Hi,

    There's no disability premiums paid on UC. Do you mean the extra element paid on LCWRA? For this, you'll need to wait for a decision to made which will be a few weeks after your work capability assessment. If you're given LCWRA then you'll be paid an extra £328 per month in your UC. Good luck.
  • geeforcegeeforce Posts: 11Member Listener
    Thanks for the reply poppy12345 yes that’s wot I meant it’s a joint clam so we might get it because of my wife 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 7,281Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    No problem. If you're wife is given LCWRA then it will be only 1 extra element of £328 per month. If this is given then she'll be placed into the no work requirements group. This doesn't apply to you, unless you're her carer and she will need to be claiming either DLA mid/high rate care or PIP daily living for the carer element to be added.

    If you're unfit for work because of a health condition then you'll also need to send in fit/sick notes to claim LCW yourself.
  • geeforcegeeforce Posts: 11Member Listener
    Thanks again poppy1234 you are so kind on this forum 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 7,281Member, Community champion Brian Blessed
    You're very welcome :) and thank you!
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