PIP, DLA and AA
If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

SDP

Macky47Macky47 Member Posts: 45 Connected
Hi, can you apply for SDP if you receive contribution based ESA & PIP daily living standard. I live alone, no-one claims carers allowance for me. Thx

Replies

  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 859 Pioneering
    edited September 2018
    Hiya I'm afraid No?

    As the SDP is dependent on PIP/DLA awards, can you confirm that as long as you have the qualifying disabled benefit (Daily living PIP or middle/high rate care DLA) and that nobody is claiming carers allowance, you also live alone or are in a couple whom both receive the qualifying disabled benefit then the SDP is added to your ESA regardless of whether it's (IR) or (C)?

    The Severe Disability Premium can be paid with income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) if qualifying conditions are met. The qualifying conditions are described in the Decision Maker’s Guide. Please see DMG 44071 and DMG 44111 and the succeeding paragraphs to DMG 44111 using this link to the Guide.

    Premiums are not payable with contributory ESA. Please see paragraph 44071 
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election videos for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS, UC etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now that is the Tories. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    This was previously discussed here in Macky47's other thread asking the same question. https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/48446/confusing-esa-letter#latest

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    @Macky47 have you filled out the ESA3 form to apply for the Income Related top up? If you have then some have waited 12 weeks to be paid all the money they're owed.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Macky47Macky47 Member Posts: 45 Connected
    I was contacted by DWP 3rd September filled out form over phone, they said it could take 8-12 weeks. I still haven't heard anything from them
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It's not been 4 weeks yet. If they said 8-12 weeks then i'm not surprised you haven't heard. They will contact you but it takes time.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
Sign in or join us to comment.