Can I get Severe Disability Premium if brother lives in the same house?

Only just found out that Severe Disability Premium existed and I'm wondering whether I should have been receiving it whilst I was on DLA (I was on the middle rate care component), and whether I should receive a backdated SDP payment if my PIP appeal is successful and I'm awarded the living component).

I live at home with my mum and brother. My mum receives a qualifying benefit (DLA, now PIP) but my brother receives no benefits – does his presence mean I won't be entitled do SDP? That seems awfully unfair.


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