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I applied for severe disability premium and I haven’t had a response

lynniemcgimpsey
lynniemcgimpsey Member Posts: 4 Listener
I applied for severe disability premium and I haven’t had a response

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @lynniemcgimpsey welcome to the community, can you give us a bit more information so we can see if we can help? 

    Have you been back in touch with them?
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome

    Can you tell us what benefits you currently receive ?
    When did you apply for SDP ?

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • lynniemcgimpsey
    lynniemcgimpsey Member Posts: 4 Listener
    I can never get anyone to answer phone
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2017
    There are certain conditions attached to SDP the first of which is that you receive ESA (IR) in some form

    Then
    • 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

    Do you fulfill all of theses criteria ?


    CR


    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • lynniemcgimpsey
    lynniemcgimpsey Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Yes esa my partner works doesn’t get money for looking after me I get higher rate of pip
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes esa my partner works doesn’t get money for looking after me I get higher rate of pip
    There is the problem. You don't live alone and  your partner doesn't receive a qualifying benefit. Unfortunately this means that you do not qualify for SDP. Sorry

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • lynniemcgimpsey
    lynniemcgimpsey Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Ok that’s fine it would of been nice for them to get in touch but thankyou for your help
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,216 Disability Gamechanger
    You are welcome, sorry that it wasn't better news. Manners seem to be a thing of the past with gov depts
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste

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