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SarahboothSarahbooth Member Posts: 4 Listener
Because I'm on high rate care and low mobility live on my own. I have no carer. Can I get severe disability premium. I'm on contribution based esa support group. I have never had the sdp. I'm so confused. 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2018
    Hi,

    Being on Contribution based ESA will not allow you to claim any of the premiums. As you live on your own are you sure it's CB ESA you're receiving and not Income Related? Contribution based ESA is approx £110 per week and Income related is £127 approx per week. Which one of these payments  are you claiming?
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • SarahboothSarahbooth Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Yes it's cba I get 112 a wk 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Then you need to ring ESA and ask them to send you a ESA3 form to be assessed for Income related top. Do be aware that if your area is a full Universal Credit area then this may affect you being assessed for the top up.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • SarahboothSarahbooth Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Thankyou  I think I will leave things as they are
    As I must be on the right benefits  Thankyou for your help 
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