What is it?
Severe Disablement Allowance is not payable for claims made after April 2001. It was designed to help people who had never been able to work, or who had not been able to work for at least 28 weeks, because of physical or mental illness or disability. Once Severe Disablement Allowance has been awarded there is no upper age limit
Can I get it?
You can get Severe Disablement Allowance only if you were getting it on 5 April 2001 or the linking rules apply if you make another claim. You may not be able to get Severe Disablement Allowance paid to you if you have another benefit paid at a higher amount.
This is due to the rules on overlapping benefits.