My uncle has been getting social care/direct payments for over a decade now, but things are getting a bit sketchy due to a very difficult social worker.
I made my weekly call to him last night and he told me that the social worker is kicking up a stink again, now claiming he’s not entitled to social care/direct payments due to the fact he no longer gets the severe disability premium in his benefits since he’s changed to pension credit recently.
He’s still getting the max amount of PIP for both components, so I fail to see how the SDP is really relevant here, especially as it seems that’s only hinged on whether or not you live alone, not what your level of need is.
Can anyone tell me if they’ve ever heard of anything like this? Do you really need to get a disability premium to be eligible for social care funding?