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Carers UK Forum • Severe disablement allowance and severe disability premium
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Severe disablement allowance and severe disability premium

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:10 pm
by Lindi
What is the difference between Severe Disablement Allowance and severe Disability Premium and how does it effect Carers allowance Thanks my brother with Learning Disability 75 Years old and Gets Severe Disablement allowance? Thanks

Re: Severe disablement allowance and severe disability premium

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:52 pm
by susieq
Sorry Lindi
I'm unable to answer your question,but I'm sure the Carers UK Adviceline team will be able to. You can find their contact details via the red Help & Advice tab at the top of the page.

Re: Severe disablement allowance and severe disability premium

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:28 pm
by bowlingbun
Carers UK has a brilliant adviceline which will be able to answer your question in full, and make sure you and your brother get everything you are entitled to. My son has SLD, now 37. he has entitlement to SDA - a long extinct benefit no longer available to new claimants.

Re: Severe disablement allowance and severe disability premium

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:13 pm
by Lindi
Alan gets SDA do you get carers allowance as well for him Thanks

Re: Severe disablement allowance and severe disability premium

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:29 pm
by bowlingbun
My situation is slightly different from yours, as my son lives in a flat 14 miles away, with carer support. I had some serious health problems. I am now 64, receiving my pension, so not eligible for Carers Allowance in any case. I know that there are some benefits which someone can only receive if there is no one claiming CA, but not sure which ones. The helpline will have all the information you need. They made me £50 a week better off some years ago, because of their specialist knowledge (despite DWP saying Iasn't eligible!!!) so I'm always happy to sing their praises. If you don't get through by phone, just email them and they will get back to you the following week with a VERY good reply.

Re: Severe disablement allowance and severe disability premium

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:37 pm
by rosemary
Hi Lindi,

My brother, aged 49 yrs, was in receipt of SDA until last year when he assessed for Employment Support Allowance. His SDA was terminated but he was then eligible for the Severe Disability premium.
More details here
https://www.gov.uk/disability-premiums- ... ligibility
He gets it as he lives alone ( supported living ) and no-one receives CA for him.

As your brother of pensionable age there may be other regulations that apply, and it really is worth taking Sue and BB's advice about contacting the adviceline.

xx

Re: Severe disablement allowance and severe disability premium

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:09 pm
by Lindi
Thank you Susie and everyone who replied. So relieved this morning had a reply from The hotline and everything made clearer.
"Your brother’s SDA will not be affected if someone claims Carers Allowance for caring for him" :D