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Severe disability premium confused

Hello everybody i receive pip both enhanced  my daughter now looks after me i live with my 28 yr old son recently put in for carers and awaiting reply i had a letter off dwp saying my esa could be effected i rang spoke to a someone to see he told me  no it wouldnt as i receive enhanced disability then told me that i could get severe disability  as long as not got carers i told him daughter put in for carers he then said there is a few months outstanding where i can put in for severe disability backpay i said i thought you had to live alone he said not necessarily  he then said we can do it now so i did and he said its sent to the relevant people bit confused  but see how it goes and let you know 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,664 Disability Gamechanger
    For you to be able to claim the severe disability premium because you live with your son then he would also need to be claiming either PIP daily living or DLA mid/high rate care. If he doesn't claim either of those then you won't be entitled to the SDP.

  • misstracey
    misstracey Member Posts: 77 Pioneering
    that what i thought poppy123456  but only because he said that  to me i wondered thanxs
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,664 Disability Gamechanger
    When a decision maker looks at the claim and the information you gave they will know that you're not entitled, i assume when you gave the information on the phone you told them your son lives with you.
    When ringing DWP you are ringing a call centre, who are not trained to give benefits advice.
  • misstracey
    misstracey Member Posts: 77 Pioneering
    yes poppy123456 i told them i thought i could not claim it because my son lives with me he said not necessarily so thats when i was confused then so he said you can apply for it now so i did  thanxs x

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