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Severe disability payment

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Hi
I was getting SDP but it stoped when I moved houses this year.... I have a husband but he don't get no Benifits as he on a visa he can't even claim cares allowes for me and I don't have no one claiming carer allowes for me....my husband cant even claim any Benifits with him being on a visa hes not on the rent so he don't pay rent as I can't put him on the rent claim

I'm a carer for my sister but she don't live with me

I claim benifits in my own rights and i get PIP at standered rate care but I can't get SDP now

Is this right in the DWP stopping it or are they wrong some help would be gratefull

Thank You

Karen
Hi Karen.

Your last posting ... did you contact the Carers UK Advice Team ?

https://www.carersuk.org/forum/support- ... 13#p374413

Given the " Visa " element ... specialist advice is recommended.
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:

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

I have read what the severe disability payment is and what you have to qualify for but there only me on a qualifying benefit not my husband

With him being on a visa he can't get nothing
.... which is precisely why you should seek expert advice.

The Carers UK Advice Team ... link already posted.

They may have some alternatives for you in your situation.
Thank you Chris

I have seen a post I posted in feburay I thought I did post it to carers uk team

I have done it now see what comes back

Thank You
Your welcome.

As soon as I saw " Visa " in the equation , I knew that your problem was not the usual type we can answer on the forum.

Couple of past threads involving " Visas " but not on the direct benefit angle.
Hi

How long dose it take for a carers uk get in touch as i have emailed them over this...

I have read and read the SDP over and over I get a quilfing bènifit and I don't have anyone caring for me but it says you have to be liveing on your own but I also read post that people have got the SDP and they have dependent and partners but they don't care for them my SDP stop in jananury this year

Thank You
Or you can email us at : adviceline@carersuk.org,

We will try to answer your email as soon as possible but we may not be able to do so on the same day.

http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/talk-to-us


Best I can offer from elsewhere on this forum ... near to the top of the threads in the CARER % DISABILITY BENEFITS section.
Karen_1802 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Hi

How long dose it take for a carers uk get in touch as i have emailed them over this...

I have read and read the SDP over and over I get a quilfing bènifit and I don't have anyone caring for me but it says you have to be liveing on your own but I also read post that people have got the SDP and they have dependent and partners but they don't care for them my SDP stop in jananury this year

Thank You
Hi Karen

Sorry it's taking longer than usual to get back to you :( Generally the help line team try to provide answers within 3 - 5 working days. If you sent them an email they will reply by email - I will highlight your query to the team.
i know the feeling loosing mine as daughter turned 18