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Pip an careers element

hello20hello20 Posts: 63Member Listener
Hi 
May I ask my partner recieves standard pip both components
An  recently im on pip standard rate for daily care an due to my helath condition I recieve the extra lwrca on Uc 

can I ask my partner to claim careers element an will this contradict my partners pip for both components
as Partner stay around me  to help an prompt etc an can partner claim careers element if I receive the lwrca 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 17,702Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Yes, your partner can receive the carers element of UC and your partner will need to report the changes on your journal.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • hello20hello20 Posts: 63Member Listener
    Thank you
    Partner needs report it in my journal or hers 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 17,702Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    There's only 1 journal when claiming as a couple and you both have access to it, so it doesn't matter who reports it.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 5,363Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @hello20. Sorry to disagree slightly with Poppy, your partner needs to report the change. 
    This isn't done via the journal, so your partner will need to log in to their account. Go to Homepage > Report a Change of Circumstances > Caring for someone. And then follow the instructions and fill in the information it prompts for there. 

    If you do it on your account it will report as you caring for yourself. 

    There's no harm in also putting a note on your journal and it can be either of you that does this. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • hello20hello20 Posts: 63Member Listener
    Thank you 😊 
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