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Child disability premium on top of Housing Benefits

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Steelcrow21
Steelcrow21 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi there, I receive UC & receive £110.47 a week housing benefits.My son has PIP at highest rate, so receive the severe disability premium on top of UC for him.Im in a council property atm, if I was to rent privately would I receive a premium on top of the housing benefits? Thankyou in advance.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,991 Disability Gamechanger
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    As you're claiming UC you will only be claiming help with the rent through housing benefit if you're either living in supported or temporary housing. If you don't then help with the rent will be paid through UC known as housing element. There's no disability premiums payable when claiming UC, this includes the severe disability premium. 

    If you privately rent then you'll be entitled to the local housing allowance for the area you're living. How much you're entitled to will depend on how many bedrooms you're entitled to. You can see the LHA rates here. https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/

    If you're not sure how many bedrooms you're entitled to you can check here. https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/bedroomcalculator.aspx


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