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Last updated:
30/07/2018

Severe Disablement Allowance

  1. Overview
  2. What Welfare Benefits am i entitled to?
  3. Universal Credit
  4. Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  6. Income Support
  7. Incapacity Benefit
  8. Severe Disablement Allowance
  9. Statutory Sick Pay
  10. Working Tax Credits
  11. Personal Independence Payment
  12. Housing Benefit
  13. Support for Mortgage Interest
  14. Council Tax: Exemptions and support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps

Severe Disablement Allowance was a benefit which could be claimed if you were too unwell to work. You cannot make a new claim for Severe Disablement Allowance anymore. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have replaced the Severe Disablement Allowance with the Employment & Support Allowance (ESA). However, the DWP may continue your claim if you got Severe Disablement Allowance before April 2001.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have replaced the Severe Disablement Allowance with the Employment & Support Allowance (ESA). However, the DWP may continue your claim if you got Severe Disablement Allowance before April 2001.

We can’t say exactly when the DWP will reassess you for ESA (or Universal Credit if you live in a full service area) if you are still getting Severe Disablement Allowance. However, the Jobcentre Plus helpline may be able to tell you. The DWP will contact you when they are going to review your Severe Disablement Allowance claim and you do not need to do anything before they contact you.

 

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  1. Overview
  2. What Welfare Benefits am i entitled to?
  3. Universal Credit
  4. Employment and Support Allowance
  5. Jobseeker’s Allowance
  6. Income Support
  7. Incapacity Benefit
  8. Severe Disablement Allowance
  9. Statutory Sick Pay
  10. Working Tax Credits
  11. Personal Independence Payment
  12. Housing Benefit
  13. Support for Mortgage Interest
  14. Council Tax: Exemptions and support to pay
  15. Social Fund
  16. Next steps
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