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Hi, my name is Donnachat! Am I entitled to a Disability Premium backpayment?

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Donnachat
Donnachat Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi I was looking at your forum last night, and discovered that before being (wrongly) moved onto UC I was entitled to the Disability Premium as I was on income support and in receipt of PIP. I have been on UC for 5 years now and spoke to income support today to enquire about it being backdated (The Disability Premium) whilst being on income support ? Am I entitled to a backpayment?  Thank you xx
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,023 Disability Gamechanger
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    The rules applied to those that were claiming the Severe disability Premium when they were made to claim UC for a change of circumstances. Severe disability premium is only paid to those that live alone or classed as living alone.
    For the disability premium the rules didn't apply.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Donnachat
    Donnachat Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    I was'nt aware I was entitled to it xx
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,023 Disability Gamechanger
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    The Severe disability premium criteria is that you must live alone or be classed as living alone and no one must be claiming either carers allowance or carers element of Universal Credit for looking after you. If you were entitled to it then yes, it's possible for that to be backdated.
    The disability premium is automatically paid when claiming Income Support.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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