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Severe Disability Premium and Universal Credit

Universal Credit (UC) claimants who have moved onto UC due to a change in their circumstance and who were worse off because of the loss of the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) will receive protection. 

The rules on which UC claimants will get compensated for the loss of the Severe Disability Premium are quite complicated and many claimants will not be entitled to the protection and therefore not get any compensation. 

If you are in receipt of the Daily Living component of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) or the middle/high rate care component of Disability Living Allowance and have claimed UC and believe you are worse off, get in touch with our Welfare and Money Advice Team.

Since 16th January 2019, those claimants that already receive the Severe Disability Premium in their current benefit entitlement will not need to claim UC if they have a change in their circumstances. 

Further information about Severe disability premium can be found by visiting GOV.UK.

You can contact our team via the Halton Housing App or email: welfare@haltonhousing.org.

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Halton Housing has received reports from customers that bogus callers are targeting our neighbourhoods in Widnes and Runcorn. Any visits to your home by Halton Housing will be pre-arranged with you. All of our staff carry photographic identification badges. Each badge has the Halton Housing logo and the staff member’s name. If you are ever in doubt – please call us on 0303 333 0101.