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Not only have I been awarded standard rate of PIP but also Severe Disability Premium.

In the light of this I have decided not to move to be with my sister. I have a lot of friends and activities going on here and when it came to something financial as well it was just too much to lose.

Thanks Denise for all your help patience and advice.

Hope you are doing OK.

Sarah

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    That's great news Sarah, yes sometimes it's best to stay put where you have friends etc.

    Always a risk moving to a new area incase they decide to reassess you when you fill out a change of circumstances form.

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    Could you let me know what the disability premium us please. I get pip but I've never heard of this.

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      Hi Tina,

      SDP (severe disability premium)  is a disability premium paid those who claim an Income related benefit like ESA,JSA, Income Support or penison credit. They must also claim Mid/high rate care DLA, daily living PIP or attendance allowance. No one mustn't claim carers allowance for looking after you and you must live alone or be classed as living alone, so no no dependents living with you, unless they claim a qualifying benefit like PIP/DLA or AA.

      It's not payable if you're claiming Universal Credit. Hope this helps answer your question.

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      Hi Denise

      Thanks for your reply. Do you know why you can't claim this if you get uc please.

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      Hi,

      The premiums aren't paid on Universal credit. UC LCWRA pays slightly more than ESA Support Group, although not as much as the SDP would pay. Were you previously claiming ESA and had to move across to UC?

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    Great news, Sarah!! We sometimes have to weigh up the pros and cons of moving home. Although moving home isn't classed as change of circumstances for you, it would simply be a change of address.

    Glad i was able to help! I'm not too bad thanks, hope you ok too!

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      What it would mean though is that if Sarah lived with her sister she would no longer be entitled to the SDP because she wouldn't live alone and her sister doesn't claim a qualifying benefit. This would mean she would be at least £64 per week worse off.

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