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.
How much is the enhanced disability premium of ESA?
Enhanced disability premium. You’ll get: £16.80 a week for a single person. £24.10 a week for a couple if at least one of you is eligible.
Can I get disability premium on ESA?
If you’re a carer or have a severe disability, you could get an extra amount (called a premium). If you apply for income-related ESA and you’re in a couple, the standard amount you’ll get will be £114.85. If you’re in a couple and one of you is under 18 you’ll get less than the standard amount for couples aged over 18.
What is disability or enhanced 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. People who are entitled to a Severe Disability Premium cannot claim Universal Credit and can still make new claims for the benefits Universal Credit replaces.
How do you qualify for enhanced disability premium?
If you get income-related Employment and Support Allowance ( ESA ) you can only get the severe or enhanced premium. Use a benefits calculator to check your eligibility.
Enhanced disability premium
- PIP daily living component at the higher (‘enhanced’) rate.
- DLA care component at the highest rate.