Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Disability premiums

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disabledmom
disabledmom Community member Posts: 46 Connected
Hi  I wanted to ask about disability premiums for income support. Is it added on to your usual IS amount? 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
    edited January 2023
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    The disability premium of £36.20 single person or £51.60 couples is automatically added to your IS. Do you live alone or with other adults?
    Is it a daily living award you have and what is that award please?
    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.
  • disabledmom
    disabledmom Community member Posts: 46 Connected
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    Afternoon poppy.
    I claim as a couple
    I have been awarded standard rate daily and mobility pip.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,119 Disability Gamechanger
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    That means you'll be entitled to the couples rate of £51.60. No entitlement to any other disability premium unless your partner is also claiming either daily living PIP or DLA mid/high rate care their self or they are registered blind.
    This disability premium should be paid from the start of your PIP award.
    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Does your partner have any income of their own? Do they receive disability benefit?

    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
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