Benefit claimants can receive three types of disability premiums which can add extra amounts to their payments. There are three types of these disability premiums for adults which include disability, enhanced disability and severe disability premiums.
Enhanced premiums will add £17.10 a week for single claimants or £24.50 for couples if at least one of them is eligible.
These additional payments will be paid into the account the claimant is already receiving their benefits into.
Eligible recipients will not need to claim disability premiums.
If they’re eligible, the amounts should automatically be added to their benefit payments.
Currently, the benefit cap outside Greater london is £20,000 per year for couples or single parents.
It lowers to £13,400 for single adults.
Within Greater London, the benefit cap is raised to £23,000 for couples and parents.
Single claimants within the capital will be limited to £15,410 per year.
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