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2 questions about ESA S.D.P.

Regarding ESA Severe Disability Premium -
1. Is this specific premium component means tested?  (ESA is means tested.  I just wondered about the S.D.P.)
2. After State pension age, do I continue to receive it?
Thanks a lot for any comments.


  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ESABenefitsUK123, the SPD component is given if you have one of the following:

    Severe disability premium

    You must get the disability premium or income-related ESA, and one of the following qualifying benefits:
    • PIP daily living component
    • AFIP
    • DLA care component at the middle or highest rate
    • Attendance Allowance (or Constant Attendance Allowance paid with Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or War Pension)
    If you continue to qualify for these benefits then it continues to be given after state pension age.

    I hope this helps. :)

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,525 Disability Gamechanger

    Yes, if you qualify then it's paid through pension credit.


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