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How do you qualify for the severe disablement premium on esa?

blackcat73
blackcat73 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Could you please tell me how do you qualify for the severe disablement premium on esa please

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  • steve51
    steve51 Member Posts: 7,154 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @blackcat73

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  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger

    Severe disability premium

    You may get this if you get any of the following:

    • the disability premium
    • the higher pensioner premium
    • income-related Employment Support Allowance (ESA) - you can be in either the support or work-related activity group

    There are 2 rates of severe disability premium, depending on whether your partner also qualifies.

    Rate if you qualify

    You’ll get this if you meet all of the following conditions:

    • you live alone
    • you get the middle or highest care component of DLA
    • no-one gets Carer’s Allowance for looking after you

    You may also get it if you meet all these conditions:

    • you have a partner and no one else lives with you or your partner
    • Carer’s Allowance is paid for only one of you
    • you both get the daily living component of PIP, AFIP or Attendance Allowance or the middle or highest rates of the care component of DLA
    • You may still get it if you meet all of these conditions:

    • you have a partner who is registered blind
    • no one lives with you and your partner
    • you get the middle or highest rate of DLA care component or the daily living component of PIP or AFIP
    • no-one gets Carer’s Allowance for looking after you

    Rate if you and your partner qualify

    You get this if you have a partner, no-one gets Carer’s Allowance for looking after either of you and you both get one of the following benefits:

    • the daily living component of PIP
    • AFIP
    • Attendance Allowance
    • the middle or highest rate of the care component of DLA
    • Enhanced disability premium

      To receive this, you must be under Pension Credit age.

      You must receive the disability premium or income-related ESA, and one of the following:

    • the enhanced rate of the daily living component of PIP
    • AFIP
    • the highest rate of the care component of DLA

    You’ll also receive this if you’re in the support group for income-related ESA.






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  • mandymcc78
    mandymcc78 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Is the £65 disability premium every week or fortnight 
  • Joanne_Alumni
    Joanne_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 188 Pioneering
    Hi @mandymcc78,

    The Severe Disability Premium is paid as part of means tested legacy benefits such as Income related ESA. It is paid at £65.85 per week.  :)
    Joanne 
    Scope
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,497 Disability Gamechanger
    Is the £65 disability premium every week or fortnight 

    If you're claiming New style ESA the disability premium are not paid with this benefit.

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