Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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eema
eema Community member Posts: 10 Listener

hello

I currently recieve irea,

i get a enhanced premium and extra money for being in support included

what is the criteria to get SDA if the above premiums arnt classed as SDA

Thankyou

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,023 Disability Gamechanger
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    For SDP you must either live alone or be treated as living alone, as I advised on your other thread here.

    I see that you're living with your son so unless he either claims a qualifying disability benefit himself or he's registered blind then you will not be entitled to SDP.

    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.
  • eema
    eema Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    thankyou what does “treated as living alone mean?”

    .. like if i had a lodger say?

    Thankyou

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,023 Disability Gamechanger
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    Treated as living alone means things like a separate tenancy agreement from those you live with, or adults claiming qualifying disability benefits, or registered blind or a lodger yes. However income from a lodger affects Income Related ESA and only £20/week of income from the lodger is disregarded. After that your ESA is reduced £1 for £1. Unless at least 1 meal is included then your ESA is reduced by 50% for income of £20 and above.

    None of that is relevant here though because you live with your adult son who doesn't claim a disability benefit and isn't registered blind.

    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.
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