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severe disability premiem

frogy Member Posts: 21 Connected
I every one I was awarded standard daily care 55.65 this morning I had a phone call from ESA people saying iwill be getting severe disability premium how much is this and will it effect my housing and council tax benefit I was on low dla filled pip form in January 2017 awarded standard rate daily on 15 june 2017 will I get any premiem from these dates back dated thank you.


  • Lizzie58
    Lizzie58 Member Posts: 4 Listener
    The payment is approximately £62 a week and given on top of other benefits if you live alone and don't have anyone claiming  CA for you. Not affected council tax etc. I only just received but was back dated. 
  • frogy
    frogy Member Posts: 21 Connected
    Thanks lizzie58 plebbound
  • Sue52
    Sue52 Member Posts: 78 Courageous
    Hi my name is Sue, is it ok for me to ask a question as well? 
    I also receive the standard rate of PIP and at the moment claiming ESA. I was sent a form a couple of weeks ago regarding the severe disability premium. My daughter loves with me, so I assume I will not be entitled to it. Is this correct? 
    Many thanks and apologies for jumping in on the conversation 
  • frogy
    frogy Member Posts: 21 Connected
    i sue I am sorry I am new to the forum I don't know myself yet I advise you ask a scope adviser plebbound.
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,622 Pioneering
    Hi frogy

    If you qualify for the severe disability premium (SDP) you should be paid the arrears from when you started to qualify, which is likely to be from when the PIP was awarded.

    If you have been receiving a maximum award of Housing and Council Tax Benefits then there will be no change to these benefits as a result of the SDP. If you have not been receiving a maximum award then your award should increase as result of you qualifying for the SDP.

    The Benefits Training Co:
    Paul Bradley
    Michael Chambers
    Will Hadwen
    Sarah Hayle
    Maria Solomon
    David Stickland
  • jackie27
    jackie27 Member Posts: 18 Connected
    Hi  all I won my tribrule  of the 4 July it now the 17september still waiting for payments 
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,212 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Jackie
    Typically theDWP take 5-8 weeks to put an awward into payment following a tribunal decision
    Have you checked that DWP received the tribunal decision ? they often mislay them. Ring them to find out and also to find out why your payments haven't started.

    Have you been advised that DWP have asked for a SOR ?


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste


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