Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Friend & I waiting on back dated SDP premium

A friend of mine like me is waiting on a decision from DWP about backdated money he was owed. We are both on ESA. He is on IR & I CR. 
Every Christmas time he would get a grant then in later years a loan which he used to buy presents and one time to have a sunshine holiday. The reason I sound bitter is that we both migrated to ESA from IB. He to IR & me to CR. All those years he not only got more per wk than me but I couldn't get get grants or loans and I tried. I lived in some hovels sometimes with no heating or a bed.
Now while I wait on them getting back about SDP I am so annoyed that I will never get a grant or loan money I desperately needed. 
I know some will think I'm acting intitled but I worked 20 yes before I became unable to work. Seems their mistakes really did major harm.


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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    To be eligible for the Income Related top ups on ESA Contributions based (CB) will depend on circumstances. Do you live with a partner that works or having savings/capital? If you live with a partner that works more than 24 hours per week then you won't be entitled to any of the premium top ups.

    SDP also has criteria to be eligible to claim it. You must have a DLA mid/high rate care award or PIP daily living. No one must be claiming carers allowance for you and you must live alone or be classed as living alone. Do any of these i mentioned applied to you?
    Community champion and 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.
  • kami24kami24 Member Posts: 345 Pioneering
    Do you get backdated sdp if you win appeal?? 
  • kami24kami24 Member Posts: 345 Pioneering
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    kami24 said:
    Do you get backdated sdp if you win appeal?? 
    Question answered on your other thread here. https://community.scope.org.uk/discussion/51028/sdp-backdated#latest

    Community champion and 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.
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