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Got a letter about disability premium?

missy12345missy12345 Member Posts: 27 Connected
from my previous post I have recently been awarded pip standard, I’m a single mother with 2 young kids, I have received a letter about severe disability premium, does this mean I’m entitled to it? Never heard of it before. 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,207 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    This will be the severe disability premium that's payable on top of different income related benefits such as Income related ESA/JSA or Income Support. No one must be claiming carers allowance for looking after you and you must live alone or be classed as living alone. Dependent children don't count. It's an extra £65.85 per week.

    The quickest way to apply for this is to ring DWP and claim over the phone by ringing which ever benefit you claim. Claims are usually done very quickly this way. You should also ask for it to be backdated to the start of your PIP award.
    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.
  • missy12345missy12345 Member Posts: 27 Connected
    Hi. 

    I called up to apply and I done that over the phone on 11th and today I got a text saying I’d have payment on Tuesday. Wow that was super quick! 
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