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How do you qualify for the severe disablement premium on esa?

blackcat73blackcat73 Member Posts: 3 Listener
Could you please tell me how do you qualify for the severe disablement premium on esa please

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 6,965 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @blackcat73

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,259 Disability Gamechanger

    Severe disability premium

    You may get this if you get any of the following:

    • the disability premium
    • the higher pensioner premium
    • income-related Employment Support Allowance (ESA) - you can be in either the support or work-related activity group

    There are 2 rates of severe disability premium, depending on whether your partner also qualifies.

    Rate if you qualify

    You’ll get this if you meet all of the following conditions:

    • you live alone
    • you get the middle or highest care component of DLA
    • no-one gets Carer’s Allowance for looking after you

    You may also get it if you meet all these conditions:

    • you have a partner and no one else lives with you or your partner
    • Carer’s Allowance is paid for only one of you
    • you both get the daily living component of PIP, AFIP or Attendance Allowance or the middle or highest rates of the care component of DLA
    • You may still get it if you meet all of these conditions:

    • you have a partner who is registered blind
    • no one lives with you and your partner
    • you get the middle or highest rate of DLA care component or the daily living component of PIP or AFIP
    • no-one gets Carer’s Allowance for looking after you

    Rate if you and your partner qualify

    You get this if you have a partner, no-one gets Carer’s Allowance for looking after either of you and you both get one of the following benefits:

    • the daily living component of PIP
    • AFIP
    • Attendance Allowance
    • the middle or highest rate of the care component of DLA
    • Enhanced disability premium

      To receive this, you must be under Pension Credit age.

      You must receive the disability premium or income-related ESA, and one of the following:

    • the enhanced rate of the daily living component of PIP
    • AFIP
    • the highest rate of the care component of DLA

    You’ll also receive this if you’re in the support group for income-related ESA.






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  • mandymcc78mandymcc78 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Is the £65 disability premium every week or fortnight 
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 190 Pioneering
    Hi @mandymcc78,

    The Severe Disability Premium is paid as part of means tested legacy benefits such as Income related ESA. It is paid at £65.85 per week.  :)
    Joanne 
    Scope
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,178 Disability Gamechanger
    Is the £65 disability premium every week or fortnight 

    If you're claiming New style ESA the disability premium are not paid with this benefit.
    Community champion and 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.
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