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TOPIC: HRC and Enhanced disability premium question

HRC and Enhanced disability premium question 6 years 1 month ago #73401

If you're awarded HRC, do you have to apply separately for the enhanced disability premium or is it automatically awarded (if eligible that is).

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Re:HRC and Enhanced disability premium question 6 years 1 month ago #73403

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Doris wrote:

If you're awarded HRC, do you have to apply separately for the enhanced disability premium or is it automatically awarded (if eligible that is).

It ought to be, but it may be quicker to notify the DWP office dealing with your ESA claim, to let them know that you are now receving DLA HRC.

Gordon

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Re:HRC and Enhanced disability premium question 6 years 1 month ago #73404

Doris wrote:

If you're awarded HRC, do you have to apply separately for the enhanced disability premium or is it automatically awarded (if eligible that is).


Hi D,

I would send copy of the DLA award letter to your local DWP benefits office, enquiring about entitlement to the premiums.

What the entitlement to different premiums basically does is raise the minimum guranteed income allowed for the claimant, any shortfall of this minimum guaranteed amount is made up with a top up, so it will depend on a claimants individual circumstances and income, as to how much of a top up they may get, if any.

See DWP info on premiums here. :

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bro58

MOD EDIT : Posted same time as Gordon.

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Re:HRC and Enhanced disability premium question 6 years 1 month ago #73481

eek !

The pills are not allowing me to compute lol!

In this case :

A couple on Income Support with the disability premium (both on IB (not ESA))

One on HRM & HRC and the other on HRM & LRC


The site suggests Enhanced Disability Premium is awarded where the highest rate of Disabled Living Allowance is awarded.

I thought it was HRC only, not HRM ?

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Re:HRC and Enhanced disability premium question 6 years 1 month ago #73483

Doris wrote:

eek !

The pills are not allowing me to compute lol!

In this case :

A couple on Income Support with the disability premium (both on IB (not ESA))

One on HRM & HRC and the other on HRM & LRC


The site suggests Enhanced Disability Premium is awarded where the highest rate of Disabled Living Allowance is awarded.

I thought it was HRC only, not HRM ?


Hi Do,

You are correct it is for the Care Component.

It is clearer here. :


www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/Fina...AndSupport/DG_068683

cheers

bro58

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Re:HRC and Enhanced disability premium question 6 years 1 month ago #73491

Be careful of that link. I 'think' its outdated. It still implys CSA payments are taken as income over £15.


2/3rds of the way down under 'Receiving maintenance'

Receiving maintenance [HB Sch 5.47,HB(SPC) Sch 5.20; CTB Sch 4.48,CTB(SPC) Sch 3.20]

If you are entitled to the family premium, the first £15 a week of any money you get from an ex-partner or from the parent of a child or young person, provided that the child or young person is a member of your family, is disregarded. Maintenance payments which go direct to your child are treated as your income. This amount will be added to any other amounts of maintenance and the £15 disregard will apply in the same way. £15 is the maximum that can be disregarded in any week.

Otherwise, any money you get from an ex-partner should continue to be counted in full as income.

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