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Can you get the ESA esa disability premium if your living at home with parents

inquire50inquire50 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi

Im asking on behalf of someone, there not sure. Can you get any esa disability premium if your living with parents?   From what I can gather he has to help pay toward to running of the house, so what the difference if he is out of pocket in both situations. 

It's the Disability premium or Enhanced disability premium that is being wondered about. IE NOT 
Severe disability premium.  Also you can't get Disability premium if your on Income related ESA, which he is not on. so how do you get the main Disability premium?

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    The Enhanced disability premium is automatically paid when claiming Income Related ESA in the Support Group, it doesn't matter who you live with.

    You need to find out which group he's in. If he's in the WRAG then to be awarded the Enhanced disability premium on top of the ESA then he needs to be claiming either High rate care DLA or Enhanced daily living PIP.

    It's extremely difficult to give advice without all the information.
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  • inquire50inquire50 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    HI 

    I believe the person is on contribution based ESA,  Support group. He was past over from Incapacity benefit.     You can;t get £33 disability premium if your on Income based ESA.   How do you get £33 disability premium ie from this page: https://www.gov.uk/disability-premiums-income-support/what-youll-get

    He does match up to the eligible, but if he is living with parents would that rule against him? 
  • Sam_AlumniSam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,731 Disability Gamechanger
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  • inquire50inquire50 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Im asking about the disability premium, he is entitled and getting ESA, but disability premium is mystery. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Those that transferred from IB benefit to ESA will be contacted by DWP and some point in the future. They are in the process of contacting all those that transferred across. You do not need to contact them, they will contact him. They will send him forms to fill in an return, once this is done they will assess him for the Income related top up.

    The disability premium of £33 is not payable on ESA.

    The Enhanced disability premium of £16.40 per week, is payable.

    The Severe disability premium is the one where you must live alone or be classed as living alone and claim a disability benefit such as PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care.
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  • tanaytanay Member Posts: 6 Listener
    What if your child was a minor at the time of receiving ESA income based? 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,923

    Scope community team

    Hi @tanay. If your child is a minor and you are receiving income based ESA, and there are no other adults living with you (unless they also receive PIP/DLA/AA) you should be entitled to SDP.
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