SAR Exemption – Severe disability

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  • #43779
    cdoherty1980
    Participant

    Hi,

    I have a client aged 30. He has recently been awarded ESA with the severe disability component. I was of the understanding that this would mean that he would qualify the exemption to the SAR and would qualify for the one bed rate.

    Is this correct? HB have said it's not. If it is/isn't can you point me in the right direction for guidance/legislation re this please?

    Thanks

    #124399
    Mike Bailey
    Participant

    I am not aware of such a thing as a “severe disability component” of ESA. Is it simply the support component? If so that is not enough on its own to exempt from the “young individual” rule. You would really be looking for him to be getting DLA care middle or higher for an exemption from young individual rule.

    #124401
    cdoherty1980
    Participant

    Hi,

    I’m not sure about the proper terms other than he gets severe disability via his ESA. He is in receipt of either higher or middle rate care for DLA as this was what made him eleigible for severe disbaility in his ESA.

    Thanks

    #124402
    Mike Bailey
    Participant

    If he is a single person in receipt of DLA care (middle or higher) then he will not be a “young individual” and subject to the shared accommodation LHA rate unless someone gets carer’s allowance in respect of him.

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