The UK Government continues to phase out the Severe Disablement Allowance. This page explains what happens when claimants move from Severe Disablement Allowance to ESA.
SDA GUIDE: A different system called Employment and Support Allowance is for people with severe disabilities.
That means many claimants will get reassessed and moved over from Severe Disablement Allowance to ESA.
As ESA replaces the Severe Disablement Allowance your local Jobcentre Plus will reassess your SDA claim. The Severe Disablement Allowance reassessment has two functions.
Note: If you reach State Pension age before the 6th of April 2014 your claim does not need reassessing.
Jobcentre Plus send a questionnaire to claimants who are not close to State Pension age. The questions on the form asks about your current state of health. They want to know how your disability or illness affects your ability to complete daily tasks.
In most cases your claim for Severe Disablement Allowance is not affected if you:
What is the definition of supported permitted work? It is work supervised by someone from a local authority or a voluntary organisation. Their supervisory role is to arrange work for disabled people.
A change in circumstance can affect how much benefit and allowances you get. You must inform the Jobcentre Plus office dealing with your claim if your circumstances change.
You should also tell them if you start any 'permitted work'. Their contact telephone number will be written on any correspondence letters they sent you.
The DWP benefit cap limits the total amount of money that claimants aged 16 to 64 can get. It does not affect all benefits. But, the benefits cap may affect the total amount of benefit entitlement you get.
Moving from Severe Disablement Allowance to ESA