Disability premiums ? Couple both have DLA and PIP

Hello
We are a mixed age couple, I am in my 50's and my partner 65. 
He has terminal cancer (no time scale given) and heart/kidney issues

He is my carer for mental health reasons

We have just applied for PIP for him and have just got an award for standard on daily living and mobility, only found out today (no letter as of yet)

I have Contrib based ESA support group 129.50 
DLA high care low mob 122.65 per week
My partner has IS 54.60 per week
CA 76.75 per week Thanks

also HB

Now we are both on DLA and PIP, is there some sort of premium...I can not remember if someone had mentioned that before.

Also does his PIP continue into State Pension age.....? 
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  • I don't know enough to say about premiums, but yes his PIP will continue beyond state pension age.
  • I don't know enough to say about premiums, but yes his PIP will continue beyond state pension age.
    Many thanks for that info. Hopefully someone maybe along later and answer the premiums query. Much appreciated
  • poppy12345
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    edited 16 October 2023 at 4:51PM
    Are there any other adults living with you? If not as he's claiming IS then there will be entitlement to single SDP which is £76.40/week. To claim this your partner needs to contact IS. It can be paid from the start of the PIP award.

    If other adults live with you then they will also need to be claiming a qualifying disability premium such as PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or AA, or be registered blind.

  • Yamor
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    Besides for what Poppy has said, you could also claim Carer's Allowance, which wouldn't actually be put into payment due to your ESA entitlement, but that would then give another Carer Premium in the IS award. This does not interfere with the SDP entitlement.
  • You could access information free from several charities about entitlements to ensure you are getting all the support that you and your partner qualify for. AgeUK has a free advice line 0800 055 6112. YOu may need to make an appointment for a face to face, but they are very good. 

    There are also some online benefits calculators that might help you to find out what you and your partner qualify for.

    Citizens Advice 
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk uses several benefit calculators. On the CA front page, choose Check what benefits you can get and select your area of the UK which will take you the appropriate page to use the calculator.

    Turn2us also has a calculator. It shows what you qualify for and also sends the results to your email if you supply it. It's also free. https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk

    Entitled To also has a calculator, also free.  https://www.entitledto.co.uk
  • Are there any other adults living with you? If not as he's claiming IS then there will be entitlement to single SDP which is £76.40/week. To claim this your partner needs to contact IS. It can be paid from the start of the PIP award.

    If other adults live with you then they will also need to be claiming a qualifying disability premium such as PIP daily living, DLA mid/high rate care or AA, or be registered blind.

    No other adults living with us. Just us as a couple. That's great news, I remember calcotti saying something about disability premiums a while back. So I thought I would check. 
    So just contact IS to say he is now getting PIP when we gets the award letter then?
    Do we have to inform anybody else he gets PIP now ?

    Thanks a lot
  • Yamor said:
    Besides for what Poppy has said, you could also claim Carer's Allowance, which wouldn't actually be put into payment due to your ESA entitlement, but that would then give another Carer Premium in the IS award. This does not interfere with the SDP entitlement.
    Thank you. So I could get Carers Allowance for him even though Im in the support ESA group and he is a carer for me? I know when he hits 66 the Carers will stop for him looking after me.  Thanks for your help
  • You could access information free from several charities about entitlements to ensure you are getting all the support that you and your partner qualify for. AgeUK has a free advice line 0800 055 6112. YOu may need to make an appointment for a face to face, but they are very good. 

    There are also some online benefits calculators that might help you to find out what you and your partner qualify for.

    Citizens Advice https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk uses several benefit calculators. On the CA front page, choose Check what benefits you can get and select your area of the UK which will take you the appropriate page to use the calculator.

    Turn2us also has a calculator. It shows what you qualify for and also sends the results to your email if you supply it. It's also free. https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk

    Entitled To also has a calculator, also free.  https://www.entitledto.co.uk
    Many thanks for the information. We have not tried Age UK before.  We had phoned Macmillan early this year and checked and then eventually applied for PIP for him

    I've just done the entitled to calculator and it does state some extra money as Poppy12345 said Severe disability premium – lower rate, at £76.40 so that is awesome news

    Appreciate your reply, many thanks 
  • Yamor
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    Yamor said:
    Besides for what Poppy has said, you could also claim Carer's Allowance, which wouldn't actually be put into payment due to your ESA entitlement, but that would then give another Carer Premium in the IS award. This does not interfere with the SDP entitlement.
    Thank you. So I could get Carers Allowance for him even though Im in the support ESA group and he is a carer for me? I know when he hits 66 the Carers will stop for him looking after me.  Thanks for your help
    Well, you wouldn't actually get the Carers Allowance, but would get something called "underlying entitlement" to it. That would then mean you could get an extra Carer Premium in the IS award. You would still also be able to get the SDP which Poppy mentioned.
    When he turns 66 and the Carers Allowance stops (presumably due to his pension), then you would actually be better off because you would continue to get the Carer Premium for his caring responsibilities, but would then be able to get double SDP.
  • poppy12345
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    Yamor said:
    Yamor said:
    Besides for what Poppy has said, you could also claim Carer's Allowance, which wouldn't actually be put into payment due to your ESA entitlement, but that would then give another Carer Premium in the IS award. This does not interfere with the SDP entitlement.
    Thank you. So I could get Carers Allowance for him even though Im in the support ESA group and he is a carer for me? I know when he hits 66 the Carers will stop for him looking after me.  Thanks for your help

    When he turns 66 and the Carers Allowance stops (presumably due to his pension), then you would actually be better off because you would continue to get the Carer Premium for his caring responsibilities, but would then be able to get double SDP.
    That's assuming the ESA is the old contributions based and not New style.

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