Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Won appeal and changed groups.

Hi everyone. I am new here but have been reading a lot of the discussions with interest. I won my appeal on Monday due to mental health issues. I was previously in the WRaG group but have now been moved to the support group, income based, scoring 27 points and regulation 35 applied too. I have two questions. Firstly, am I right in assuming that I will automatically receive EDP at £16 per week as a single person?
Secondly I should receive back pay dating from 30/8/17. Will this be paid at the previous rate I was on or will it come at the support group rate and will the EDP be back dated too? Or does the EDP start from the date of the tribunal decision? Totally confused over this so any help would be greatly appreciated. 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    Great news! If you're claiming Income related then yes the SDP single person rate is payable automatically to those in the Support Group.

    Your backdated money will be from the date of the original decision and not the Tribunal decision date because the original decision to put you into the WRAG was wrong.

    Backdated money can take 6 weeks or more.
    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community, @aqualucid!
  • aqualucidaqualucid Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi people, Thanks for welcoming me and thank you so much Poppy for the advise. That puts my mind at rest.

    Just a couple of points I thought I would mention. My thoughts on the meaning of the letters DWP and ATOS.

    Deliberately Wronging People

    Applying Tyranny Over Society         ;)

    Thanks again
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