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HelenBach
HelenBach Community member Posts: 4 Listener
Hi

I’ve been receiving income support since 2017 and enhanced rate mobility component of pip since jan 2021 (no care element)

I’ve just found out today from somewhere else that I should have had a disability premium added to my income support when I was first awarded pip, which wasn’t done. 

I’m waiting a call back from the DWP regarding this, but was wondering if this had happened to anyone else and what the outcome was?

thank you 😊

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    The disability premium should automatically be paid and is £36.20 per week. (single person)
    The severe disability premium isn't automatically paid but because you're only claiming the mobility part you won't be entitled to that.
    Are you confusing the 2 different disability premiums?

    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.
  • HelenBach
    HelenBach Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi. No it’s just the standard disability premium. It wasn’t automatically added to my award. 
  • HelenBach
    HelenBach Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Hi. Just an update in case anyone else has this query in the future. 

    DWP have paid arrears of just over £2000 into my account, backdated to when I started receiving pip. 
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    This sounds really positive @HelenBach. Thanks for sharing this news with us. I can imagine it was a relief  :)
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  • Biblioklept
    Biblioklept Community member Posts: 4,995 Disability Gamechanger
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  • HelenBach
    HelenBach Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Thank you!

    it was actually one of the debt charities that alerted me to the fact it wasn’t included in my benefits. The arrears will clear most of the debt I was asking for help with so it’s a huge relief 😅 
  • Sue_Alumni
    Sue_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 485 Pioneering
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    Hi @HelenBach. That's such good news. Enjoy your day !
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  • Lou67
    Lou67 Community member Posts: 8,412 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi that’s great news, mind treat yourself to something nice.😊
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