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Esa assessment rate

Could someone please confirm if you claiming esa assessment rate then would the severe disability premium still be paid aswell?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes, if the other criteria apply.... You have an award of PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care, no one claims carers allowance for looking after you and you live alone, or classed as living alone.
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  • valleyboyvalleyboy Member Posts: 55 Connected
    Yes I'm currently in receipt of the daily living component at the enhanced rate..
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The SDP is only payable on Income Related ESA, it's not payable on Contributions based. If you live alone, or classed as living alone and no one receives carers allowance for looking after you then ring ESA tomorrow and ask to apply for SDP.
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  • valleyboyvalleyboy Member Posts: 55 Connected
    edited September 2018
    @poppy123456,I'm already in receipt of the sdp but what I wanted to know,is it still paid whilst you claiming esa assessment rate hence awaiting a appeal?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2018
    Yes but you will most likely need to re-apply.
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  • valleyboyvalleyboy Member Posts: 55 Connected
    Also whilst claiming the assessment rate whilst awaiting a appeal at a tribunal does sick notes still need to be submitted?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes they do.
    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.
  • valleyboyvalleyboy Member Posts: 55 Connected
    That's totally outrageous with regards to submitting sick notes during the tribunal process although I've been on esa many years,It's basically like starting of with a fresh claim..
    Claimants who's in receipt of the enhanced rate daily living pip shouldn't be assessed for esa in my opinion..
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You were found fit for work and that's reason you need the fit notes, otherwise you can't go back onto assessment rate.

    PIP and ESA are different benefits, people claim PIP and work. ESA is for those with a limited capability for work.
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Also if you want the ESA backdated to when it stopped then you're fit note will also need to be backdated to that time.
    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.
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