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SEVERE DISABILITY PREMIUM

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seba0711
seba0711 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi, I just recently received decision letter for pip, I have been awarded enhanced rate on both parts, I’m also on UC and LCWRA, my question is, am I entitled to severe disability premium, I live alone and don’t have anyone claiming carers allowance for me.

many thanks 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,038 Disability Gamechanger
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    LCWRA is part of UC and the Severe disability Premium isn't payable when claiming UC. It's only payable when claiming the old Income Related benefits such as ESA/JSA and Income Support. Therefore you won't be entitled to any of the disability premiums.

    If you're claiming UC as a single person and you're privately renting your home and you're under 35 then you'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate of LHA instead of the shared rate.



    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.
  • alanmids
    alanmids Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Why does the gov website and some other places say SDA only claimable as extension to 2001 claims? Is this inaccurate/misleading? My brother has had PIP (and DLA before that) for very long time alongside support group ESA but never had SDA. Also, he can recall getting it before 2001 (and Incapacity Benefit previously) and remembers being mystified when it was withdrawn/did not continue, and given explanations he did not at all understand when he enquired why. Any help appreciated.
  • alanmids
    alanmids Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    I might be getting SDA a bit mixed up with SD Premiums. It is the Premium he is not getting despite seeking eligible by being in receipt of income related ESA. (While also a fact ref sda non-continuation 2091 as described).He has had PIP (evolved from originally DLA) for the duration and no-one ever received CA.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    I would just like to add a warm welcome @seba0711. Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to support you  :)
    Community Volunteer Adviser with professional knowledge of education, special educational needs and disabilities and EHCP's. Pronouns: She/her. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,038 Disability Gamechanger
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    alanmids said:
    I might be getting SDA a bit mixed up with SD Premiums. It is the Premium he is not getting despite seeking eligible by being in receipt of income related ESA. (While also a fact ref sda non-continuation 2091 as described).He has had PIP (evolved from originally DLA) for the duration and no-one ever received CA.
    To be eligible for SDP he must live alone or be treated as living alone. As well as no one claiming either carers allowance or carers element of Universal Credit for looking after him.
    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.
  • alanmids
    alanmids Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    That bit we didn't know. Thank you. But slightly confused with this  https://www.gov.uk/disability-premiums/what-youll-get showing rates including for couples/if one of a couple across different levels DP, SDP, Enhanced.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2023
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    With the Severe Disability Premium (SDP), you have to be in receipt of income-related ESA, as in this case, together with the daily living component of PIP (or another qualifying benefit). For couples to be eligible, then both would need to meet the criteria for SDP. Please see: https://www.gov.uk/disability-premiums/eligibility

  • alanmids
    alanmids Community member Posts: 13 Listener
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    Appreciate advice that eligibility dependent on no other adults in household. Was a big gap in my awareness there. Thank you.
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