Severe Disability Premium (SDP)
The regulations to remove the SDP Gateway from 27 January 2021 were made in 2019.
From this date the current restrictions preventing claimants with an SDP entitlement from claiming Universal Credit (UC) have been lifted. Under the new regulations, those claimants may receive an additional amount of UC (a “transitional SDP element”) as part of their award if they meet the eligibility criteria.
The new regulations also ensure that should a couple separate prior to claiming UC both partners are treated the same when being considered for a transitional SDP element when making a new UC claim.
Free Disability Confident webinars
A number of webinars are available which provide practical advice on key disability employment subjects. These webinars are being delivered by Disability Confident Leaders: Do-IT, Seetec Pluss, KPMG and AdviserPlus. The webinars will be facilitated by Professor Amanda Kirby and are sponsored by Microsoft. Register through the links below.
11 Feb – 11.30-12.00: Practical strategies for effective and inclusive remote team working
18 Feb – 11.30-12.00: Supporting employees to return safely back to work
You can access recordings of all previous events on the Do-IT website.
More information about the Disability Confident scheme is available on GOV.UK.