Disability premiums are extra amounts of money added to your:
- Income Support
- income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
- housing benefit
Any money you get is added to your benefit payments automatically so you usually do not have to apply for a disability premium.
There are 3 types of disability premium for adults:
- disability premium
- enhanced disability premium
- severe disability premium
You can get more than one premium at a time.
You can get the disability premium on its own. You might get the severe or enhanced disability premium as well if you’re eligible for them.
If you get income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) you cannot get the disability premium, but you may still qualify for the severe and enhanced premiums.
- £34.35 a week for a single person
- £48.95 a week for a couple
Severe disability premium
- £65.85 a week for a single person
- £131.70 a week for a couple if you’re both eligible
Some couples will be eligible for the lower amount of £65.85 a week instead.
Enhanced disability premium
- £16.80 a week for a single person
- £24.10 a week for a couple if at least one of you is eligible
How you’re paid
All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account such as your bank account.
There is a limit on the total amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. This is called a benefit cap.
Visit the website for eligibility details.
Who to contact
- Jobcentre Plus
- 0800 169 0190
Where to go
- Jobcentre Plus
2a Yew Tree Road
- SL1 2AQ
This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Slough Family Information Service website and Slough Borough Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations