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can I withdraw my claim for pension credit to get the full amount of severe disability premium?
2411 Posts: 4Member Listener
edited January 2018 in Ask a benefits advisor - This category is now closed
Can anybody help me before I burst with frustration,!!! Applied 6 weeks ago for severe disability premium and pension credit, forms filled in over the phone when they told me I qualify for severe disability premium but they had to send figures over to see about pension credit. Got a letter today saying I will get 25-00 a week pension credit, but no mention of the s/d premium, phoned them and operator said "yes the only reason I was awarded pension credit is because I was awarded s/d/p". I said but I haven't had any letter as to when I will get the s/d/p. She said oh no you won't actually GET s/d/premium as it comes off the amount you would have got for pension credit. WHAAAAAT, SO I GET 25-00 and lose 162-00, yes once your awarded s/d/p it is taken into account as income for pension credit purposes, I was stunned and asked what is the point of me claiming pension credits if it costs me the whole of my s/d/p?? Can some one PLEASE TELL ME can I withdraw my claim for pension credit in order to get the full amount of severe disability premium. HELLLLLLP. 2411