Severe Disability Premium - How do I challenge a Severe Disability Premium decision?
A Severe Disability Premium is an extra amount that is included in some means-tested benefits to help with the cost of disability.
How do I challenge a Severe Disability Premium decision?
If you disagree with the decision made on your benefit claim, you can ask for a written statement of reasons.
If you still believe the decision is wrong, for example due to incorrect information being used, you can ask for it to be looked at again, and/or appeal.
The time limits are strict. You will usually be given one month to dispute a decision, so it is important to seek advice and act quickly.
If the decision you want to challenge was made by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), you can find more information on our page on Challenging Decisions by the Department for Work and Pensions.
If you had claimed a Severe Disability Premium in your Housing Benefit, you can find more information on our page on Challenging Housing Benefit Decisions.
Reviewed: May 2022