DWP Central Freedom of
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Our Ref: FOI2021/60268
27 July 2021
Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FoI) request received on 25 July. You wrote:
“Can I clarify in a scenario where there is a joint claim between two people, one is
entitled to LCWRA and PIP, the other is entitled to carers allowance. Can this claim
include Carers element for the claimant entitled to Carers allowance? Therefore being
awarded in the joint claim payments?
Also, how many joint claimants in one claim received one each of, LCWRA and the other
Carers element in the year period from April 2018-March 2019”
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does not comply with Section 8(1)(b) of the FoI Act as you have not provided a name.
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DWP Central Freedom of Information Team
Department for Work and Pensions