Severe disability premium

All about money
Definitely put it to our Carers UK advice line. You have nothing to lose and an awful lot, potentially, to gain. They are THE experts on carer matters. As I said previously, they made me £50 a week better off because they knew the rules better than the officers from DWP!
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Thanks Andrew ... another thread may be of interest along these lines :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-and ... ases-30780

Anything within that one which may assist ?

Very ackward issue as it crosses over into two Government departments ... DWP and Home Office ...neither of which are covering themselves in glory !!!
Thanks
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Thanks Andrew ... another thread may be of interest along these lines :

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/news-and ... ases-30780

Anything within that one which may assist ?

Very ackward issue as it crosses over into two Government departments ... DWP and Home Office ...neither of which are covering themselves in glory !!!
just read it. She's not got problem staying I meet the financial criteria being on PIP. But they give with one hand and take with the other.
Smoke and ... mirrors ... rearing it's ugly head ahead.

Perhaps all lone carers should be encouraged to marry a non EEC person.

Said carer can then go out to work , earn a crust , pay taxes ... leaving new spouse to care , who may make a better job of caring than the carer !

Conversely , new spouse might have the qualifications for a higher paid job , thus saving the carer and caree needing the services of a foodbank because monies are too tight ?

Said salary coming , a reduction in benefits payable ... a win / win situation ?

In my time , something I didn't give any thought to ... perhaps I should have ?

Not all carers are natural carers ... some struggle as carers ... why not change the goalposts to everyone's advantage ?

An obscure form of support for lone carers ...a real FIRST for this forum !
The laugh is she not allowed to do paid or unpaid work. But caring for someone is not a job. So why can you claim CA. It's a joke. If every carer said enough is enough and made the council provide care the whole country would be bankrupt within a month. She's saving the tax payer hundreds of pounds and I'm penalised for it. I've had to pay over £2000 on immigration fees and I lose £60 a week. But if she was from the UK they would have to pay more in benefits and it would of cost fees. It just another way of controlling immigration.
Have a look at the Turn 2 Us website. It says that if no one qualifies for CA then you CAN still get SDP.
Severe Disability Premium - What is a Severe Disability Premium ?

A Severe Disability Premium is an extra amount that is included in some means-tested benefits to help with the cost of disability. It can be included in Income Support, income-related Employment & Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Guarantee Pension Credit and Housing Benefit; but not in Universal Credit. The Severe Disability Premium may be awarded to people who receive a qualifying benefit, these are:

1. Attendance Allowance (or Constant Attendance Allowance paid with Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or War Pension)
2. Disability Living Allowance care component at the middle or highest rate
3. Personal Independence Payment daily living component
4. Armed Forces Independence Payment


To get a Severe Disability Premium (SDP), the following must also apply:

If you are single:

You must be getting a qualifying benefit, and
No one must be getting Carer’s Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit for looking after you, and
You must be living alone (have no non-dependents aged 18 or over living with you for example, an adult son , daughter or parent ), unless they are also receiving a qualifying disability benefit or are registered blind)


If you are a couple:

You and your partner must be getting a qualifying benefit, and
No one must be getting Carer's Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit for looking after you, and
You must be living alone (have no non-dependents living with you, unless they are also receiving a qualifying disability benefit or are registered blind), or
Someone gets Carer’s Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit for looking after just one of you and you satisfy the other conditions above. (then SDP is paid at a single rate).


Please note: If Carer's Allowance is not actually payable to your carer, for example because the other benefits they receive are affected by the overlapping benefit rules, you can still qualify for the SDP.

If two people receive Carer’s Allowance for looking after you and your partner, you will not qualify for SDP.

Qualifying for a Severe Disability Premium in other situations

If you are part of a couple and your partner is registered blind, you can still qualify for SDP paid at the single rate even if your partner does not get a qualifying benefit.

Please note: Before a claim for Carer's Allowance or Universal Credit is made advice should be sought because if a carer is paid Carer’s Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit it may stop the person being cared for from getting a severe disability premium (SDP) as part of their means-tested benefit. The Council Tax Support for the person being cared for can also be affected. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find local advice.

How much Severe Disability Premium will I get?

There are two rates of Severe Disability Premium (SDP)

Single person rate £64.30 per week
Couple rate £128.60 per week

If you and your partner both get a qualifying benefit and someone gets Carer's Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit for looking after you (or your partner), your SDP will be paid at the single rate £62.45.


Severe Diability Premium ... SDP ... unmasked !

Not a wise choice for a specialist subject on Mastermind ?

Care Act perhaps ... answer should or could or would to every question ... would probably score you 15 ?
Chris From The Gulag wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 3:19 pm
Severe Disability Premium - What is a Severe Disability Premium ?

A Severe Disability Premium is an extra amount that is included in some means-tested benefits to help with the cost of disability. It can be included in Income Support, income-related Employment & Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, Guarantee Pension Credit and Housing Benefit; but not in Universal Credit. The Severe Disability Premium may be awarded to people who receive a qualifying benefit, these are:

1. Attendance Allowance (or Constant Attendance Allowance paid with Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit or War Pension)
2. Disability Living Allowance care component at the middle or highest rate
3. Personal Independence Payment daily living component
4. Armed Forces Independence Payment


To get a Severe Disability Premium (SDP), the following must also apply:

If you are single:

You must be getting a qualifying benefit, and
No one must be getting Carer’s Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit for looking after you, and
You must be living alone (have no non-dependents aged 18 or over living with you for example, an adult son , daughter or parent ), unless they are also receiving a qualifying disability benefit or are registered blind)


If you are a couple:

You and your partner must be getting a qualifying benefit, and
No one must be getting Carer's Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit for looking after you, and
You must be living alone (have no non-dependents living with you, unless they are also receiving a qualifying disability benefit or are registered blind), or
Someone gets Carer’s Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit for looking after just one of you and you satisfy the other conditions above. (then SDP is paid at a single rate).


Please note: If Carer's Allowance is not actually payable to your carer, for example because the other benefits they receive are affected by the overlapping benefit rules, you can still qualify for the SDP.

If two people receive Carer’s Allowance for looking after you and your partner, you will not qualify for SDP.

Qualifying for a Severe Disability Premium in other situations

If you are part of a couple and your partner is registered blind, you can still qualify for SDP paid at the single rate even if your partner does not get a qualifying benefit.

Please note: Before a claim for Carer's Allowance or Universal Credit is made advice should be sought because if a carer is paid Carer’s Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit it may stop the person being cared for from getting a severe disability premium (SDP) as part of their means-tested benefit. The Council Tax Support for the person being cared for can also be affected. You can use our Find an Adviser tool to find local advice.

How much Severe Disability Premium will I get?

There are two rates of Severe Disability Premium (SDP)

Single person rate £64.30 per week
Couple rate £128.60 per week

If you and your partner both get a qualifying benefit and someone gets Carer's Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit for looking after you (or your partner), your SDP will be paid at the single rate £62.45.


Severe Diability Premium ... SDP ... unmasked !

Not a wise choice for a specialist subject on Mastermind ?

Care Act perhaps ... answer should or could or would to every question ... would probably score you 15 ?
See that's what I thought.. If you're carer can't claim CA then you should still receive SDP. But I will have to see I'm waiting for a call from my local carers uk in Bolton.
If DWP have made a mistake then when it's put right it should be backdated. Don't let them tell you otherwise. One of my favourite sayings is "Revenge is a Dish Best Served Cold".
A first for me ... posting a link to another forum ... SCOPE ... on SDP ... will aid many as they are visited by the Universal Credit steamroller :

https://community.scope.org.uk/discussi ... rred-to-uc

How can the DWP be allowed to stop the severe disability premium when someone is transferred to UC ?


I hope it proves useful for many readers ... ?