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Income Support Disability Premiums

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:12 pm
by gooders2274
Hi all, I have just been awarded PIP at enhanced daily living and standard mobility.
As I am on Income Support they have also backdated the Disability Premium for IS at £31.80 per week.

I have been looking on their website and see that there is also an Enhanced Disability Premium and a Severe Disability Premium.
As they are closed until Monday I wonder if anyone knows if I can claim either of these, as I think I meet the criteria but it has not been automatically given to like the other premium.

Thanks in advance for any advice x

Re: Income Support Disability Premiums

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 2:40 pm
by aziriphale
you should get those as well but you have to apply for them, give them a ring monday and ask about it

Re: Income Support Disability Premiums

PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2015 11:08 pm
by Honeysmum
Sorry if this an obvious thing, I was awarded PIP at standard rates a couple of weeks ago (have never claimed any kind of benefits before) but can you tell me what you mean by Income Support Disability Premiums? I am worried I should be doing something that I am missing. Thanks

Re: Income Support Disability Premiums

PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 3:48 pm
by Sue C
Honeysmum if you are entitled to income support then you should get a disability premium which is an extra amount on top of your income support. If you have a carer who claims carers allowance you will also get a carers premium. However they do deduct carers allowance from any income support you may get.