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I should have been receiving SDP for several years
Disregard the following:
- anybody under 18
- anybody aged 18 to 19 who is a 'qualifying young person' (still in non-advanced education)
- anybody who also gets a qualifying benefit (Attendance Allowance - either rate, Disability Living Allowance - middle or high rate care, Personal Independence Payment - daily living component or Armed Forces Independence Payment)
- anybody who is registered as severely sight impaired or blind- a boarder or subtenant (but not a close relative) who pays you on a commercial basis
There are other situations in which someone is disregarded but these are the most common one
There are separate rules for couples.
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