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Severe disability premium??

suzannah17suzannah17 Posts: 4Member Listener
Hello was just wondering if I’m entitled to the SDP or not, I currently have a carer so I wouldn’t get it ATM but there stopping within the next few weeks I know I have to update ESA DWP of change of circumstances but was just wondering if I’m entitled to the SDP on my assessment report last year at the bottom it says ‘ Therefore based on the above evidence, severe disability is likely in initiating and completing personal action ‘ I’m currently in the support group and receive £246.90 if I am entitled to the SDP how much will my payments be? I’m on enhanced daily living and mobility of PIP. Thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 15,008Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    To be eligible for the SDP you must live alone or be classed as living alone. If you live with another adult then they must also claim a qualifying benefit such as PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or attendance allowance and no one must be claiming carers allowance or the carers element of universal credit for looking after you.

    It doesn't matter if you have a carer, what matters is do they claim carers allowance or the carers element of UC for looking after you and do you live alone right now?

    If all that applies in the future then the SDP is £65.85 per week extra on your ESA.
  • Parrot123Parrot123 Posts: 5Member Listener
    Hello. You would get £65.85. You may also get. Extra benefit of the disability Guarantee. £16.85. Hope this helps. Take care 😊 Will x
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 15,008Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Parrot123 said:
    Hello. You would get £65.85. You may also get. Extra benefit of the disability Guarantee. £16.85. Hope this helps. Take care 😊 Will x
    The disability income guarantee is the Enhanced disability premium and looking at the amount that's being received this includes that premium.

    Whether suzannah is entitled to the SDP will totally depend on her circumstances, not everyone is entitled to this premium.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 5,840Administrator Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @suzannah17! I hope @poppy123456 has been able to help you here, but please do let us know if there is anything else we can do to help. :)
    Chloe
    Online Community Officer
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