Disability Living Allowance Information26/01/2021
People who claim Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, or Attendance Allowance can qualify for an extra allowance when some benefits are calculated, this is called a ‘severe disability premium’. The benefits that can include the ‘severe disability premium’ are Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA), Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Housing Benefit and Pension Credit.
There is no equivalent to the Severe Disability Premium in Universal Credit. It has been acknowledged that those in receipt of an SDP who moved over to UC due to a change in their circumstances before a block was put in place on 16 January 2019 lost out considerably in terms of lower benefit income. For this reason, the block on new claims to UC from this group is now in place until 27 January 2021. The only amount carried over to Universal credit is Severe disability premium.
- £34.95 a week for a single person
- £49.80 a week for a couple
Severe disability premium
- £66.95 a week for a single person
- £133.90 a week for a couple if you’re both eligible
Some couples will be eligible for the lower amount of £66.95 a week instead.
Enhanced disability premium
- £17.10 a week for a single person
- £24.50 a week for a couple if at least one of you is eligible