PIP claimants could be eligible to get the Severe Disability Premium if they fit certain criteria, which is an extra £69.40 per week for each person who qualifies, or £138.80 a week for a couple if they’re both eligible.
The DWP guidance states that Disability Premiums are extra amounts of money added to an individuals:
- Income Support
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- Housing Benefit.
Any money people get is added to their benefit payments automatically so they usually do not have to apply for a Disability Premium.
There are three types of disability premium available for adults which include Disability Premium, Enhanced Disability Premium and Severe Disability Premium.