Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Theoboy
Theoboy Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi everyone, after some advice im in receipt of esa income related support group, i moved address last week and informed the esa....at the time my daughter who is 20 had put a bond and a months worth of rent down due to her moving out with her partner but she was still living with me at the time i informed the esa of my new address i then received a letter yesterday telling me ive lost my severe disability premium so i phoned them and told them that my daughter actually moved out today now that she has moved out will i have my severe disability premium reinstated if i tell them thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,038 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you’re now treated as living alone (no other adults living with you) then yes you will be able to reclaim the SDP. You will need to ring ESA to reclaim it. 
    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.
  • nannie234
    nannie234 Community member Posts: 9 Connected
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    hello prob on wrong page trying to find out as is on phone sed no cos get careas but net says yes both me hubby on pip get i claim IS for me and him i get cara for him but no one gets for me so it says should get 70odd disability premium for me any help please
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 16,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @nannie234 - if no one gets Carers Allowance for you, rather you are claiming Carers Allowance (CA) for looking after your husband, then you should be able to get the Severe Disability Payment (SDP) if you both have an award of the daily living component of PIP. The SDP would be £76.40 a week as you claim CA for looking after your husband, if I'm reading your post correctly.
  • Theoboy
    Theoboy Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Hi reinstated sdp a week later i lost a weeks money but back to normal now 
  • Rosie_Scope
    Rosie_Scope Posts: 3,229 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's good to hear @Theoboy, sorry you lost a week but glad it's back to normal :)
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  • nannie234
    nannie234 Community member Posts: 9 Connected
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    chiarieds said:
    Hi @nannie234 - if no one gets Carers Allowance for you, rather you are claiming Carers Allowance (CA) for looking after your husband, then you should be able to get the Severe Disability Payment (SDP) if you both have an award of the daily living component of PIP. The SDP would be £76.40 a week as you claim CA for looking after your husband, if I'm reading your post correctly.
    chiarieds said:
    Hi @nannie234 - if no one gets Carers Allowance for you, rather you are claiming Carers Allowance (CA) for looking after your husband, then you should be able to get the Severe Disability Payment (SDP) if you both have an award of the daily living component of PIP. The SDP would be £76.40 a week as you claim CA for looking after your husband, if I'm reading your post correctly.

  • nannie234
    nannie234 Community member Posts: 9 Connected
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    thankyou thats how ive read it i have now recieved a form on it from DWP  so hopefully they realise and back pay me it as well from febuary

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