Is anyone who works in one of the areas listed below able to give any indication of the number of people affected in their area please? I’m particularly interested if anyone has numbers for people receiving adult social care. It’s possible some of those might have been charged for their care with (the now possibly overpaid) SDP included as income in their social care financial assessment.
New Housing Benefit Matching Service rule HBIC202
8. The new rule (HBIC202) will form part of the Housing Benefit Award Accuracy Initiative.
9. The rule will identify HB customers and/or partners who are in receipt of a Severe Disability Premium (SDP) and any individual who is also in receipt of Carers Allowance as their carer.
10. The rule was successfully tested in March 2021 and we’d like to take this opportunity to extend a special thank you to the following authorities for their support during the testing period: