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severe disability premium Process time ?

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anttrfc1
anttrfc1 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi all just wondering I recently received pip awarded and also received letter saying I was entitled to severe disability premium I’ve sent the letter off yesterday I was wondering how long would it take to hear back and also any backdated money thank you all 

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello and welcome @anttrfc1 and welcome, thanks for reaching out with your query :)

    Congratulations on your PIP and SDP awards, how are you feeling about that?

    I would say based on PIP waiting times, that it would be anywhere between 2-12 weeks, but I can't be certain. 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    Potentially 8 weeks for the SDP award, if entitled. I'm assuming it was a form to fill in and return? rather than saying you're definitely entitled to it.
    To be entitled to this you must live alone or classed as living alone. No other adults unless they either claiming a qualifying disability benefit or are registered blind.
    If entitled it's back dated to the date you became entitled to it.
    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.
  • anttrfc1
    anttrfc1 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Yeah it was a form that was filled in and met the criteria As for backdated is it from when I first claimed pip thanks for response 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    anttrfc1 said:
    As for backdated is it from when I first claimed pip thanks for response 

    If you were entitled to it at that time then yes.
    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.
  • kellbell
    kellbell Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    Hey im in the same boat I got awarded pip and high for daily living and standard for mobility.. I also received a letter from the dwp saying im eligible for severe disability premium.. all I had to do was tick the boxes to say I live on my own no one helps me or neither do I claim carer's allowance... so they received the letter yesterday im just waiting now for a letter back... I never knew I could claim this new benefit.m im  over the moon I don't have to worry now.. and good for you too happy days 😊  
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,911 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's so great to hear @kellbell :) I bet you feel so relieved not having to worry!
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  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    kellbell said:
    ... I never knew I could claim this new benefit. 
    It’s not actually a new benefit, it’s an additional amount included in the calculation of your existing benefit.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • ebond1602
    ebond1602 Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Good evening,

    I receive the daily living component of PIP at basic rate, how do I apply for the disability premium please?

    Thank you in advance 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    ebond1602 said:
    Good evening,

    I receive the daily living component of PIP at basic rate, how do I apply for the disability premium please?

    Thank you in advance 

    The disability premiums are only payable with certain means tested benefits. They are not benefits payable on their own. Which other benefits are you claiming exactly? and are you living alone or with other adults?
    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.
  • ebond1602
    ebond1602 Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Universal Credit and Housing 
  • ebond1602
    ebond1602 Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Benefit, I am in temporary accommodation provided by my local council 
  • ebond1602
    ebond1602 Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    ebond1602 said:
    Universal Credit and Housing 

    There's no disability premiums payable with UC.
    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.
  • ebond1602
    ebond1602 Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    I read on a website that you qualify if you get PIP and housing benefit. Is that incorrect?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,131 Disability Gamechanger
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    ebond1602 said:
    I read on a website that you qualify if you get PIP and housing benefit. Is that incorrect?

    The SDP in housing benefit is included in the calculation of your personal allowance. If housing benefit is already covering all your rent then you're claiming your maximum entitlement. You can't receive more than your actual rent.
    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.
  • ebond1602
    ebond1602 Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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