We are concerned that there is no replication of the Severe Disability Premium (SDP) within Universal Credit. The SDP gives additional support to disabled adults with no adult to care for them or only a young carer who is not entitled to receive carer's allowance. Universal Credit should have a 'self care' element to provide additional support to disabled adults in order to help them with the additional costs this incurs and to avoid the burden of additional care costs being placed on young carers.

Month of publication 
October
Year of publication 
2012
Number of pages 
2
Author 
Ellen Broome, Sam Royston,
Category 
Parliamentary briefings