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 Hi everyone . Would like to ask a question if anyone could help . Im on p I p standard rate care and mobility . . My son was living with me up untill august this year . Im on housing benefit and get council tax reduction aswell . I have received paperwork saying I get sdphavent as I live alone and no one gets carers allowance for me havent received or filled paperwork in to get this . I have been told I should get this with my housing benefit and also it says this online aswell . Went to dwp and spoke to hb officer today and she didnt have a clue and couldnt answer my question and sent me to the jobcenter . They said I should be getting it but when I asked how do I apply for it they couldnt answer that either . Itsim on my paperwork as I am getting it buim not . Could anyone help me pls . Thank you 

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

    The SDP is paid on top of your ESA, if you're claiming Income related, or Contributions based with an income related top up. It's £64.30 extra per week and can be back dated to the date your son moved out, if the other criteria applied at that time. To claim this you need to ring ESA and ask to fill out the IS10 form for SDP, if they won't do this over the phone (even though they should) then ask them to send you the form. It's a very simple form, that just asks a few basic questions. A claim can take approximately 4-5 weeks.

    For your housing benefit, you can't claim anymore than you're entitled to for your circumstances. If you live alone then you'll be entitled to the 1 bedroom rate which will be the maximum you can claim. Hope this helps.
    Community champion and 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.
  • 49maxwell5049maxwell50 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi many thanks for your reply . Im not on esa only pip. . Online is says that if you live alone and claim housing benefit then your entitled to it being added to your housing benefit . It says on my paperwork that im already receivingi it but im not . Nobody could answer my question today and the jobcenter advised the cab . What  an afternoon :-)
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I'm not sure what you mean, sorry. There's no SDP payment with housing benefit. If you live alone then you'll receive the 1 bedroom rate, you can't receive anymore than you're circumstances allow. You can apply for a discretionary housing payment.
    Community champion and 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.
  • 49maxwell5049maxwell50 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Ok thankyou for helping .
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