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Am I entitled to severe disability premium?

redpaddy12redpaddy12 Member Posts: 1 Listener
who is entitled to server disability premium i was on incapacity benefit from 2000

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  • JennysDadJennysDad Member Posts: 2,308 Pioneering
    Hi @redpaddy12 and a warm welcome to the community. Glad you have found us.
    You might want to try this 'what benefits am I entitled to' online self-test and see if it brings up anything interesting. Not a benefits advisor I can't answer your question directly but we have other people here who almost certainly can and will. Just bear with us and they will get back to you.
    Warmest best wishes to you,
    Richard
    @JennysDad
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
    This information comes from the gov website

    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 rate of DLA care component or the daily living component of PIP or AFIP
    • 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.

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
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