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I receive pip standard rate. I was getting esa wrag and it has been stopped. I was receiving sdp aswell. Will I lose my sdp now that my esa has been stopped. My pip hasn't stopped. Thanks

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

    Yes, you will i'm afraid. SDP is only payable on top of a means tested benefit like ESA, JSA or Income Support. PIP isn't affect by the ESA decision because they're different benefits.

    Be aware that if you're area is a full Universal Credit area then you won't be able to claim JSA, it will have to be UC. If you claim Universal credit then you won't be able to go back onto ESA assessment rate while waiting for Tribunal. SDP or any other premiums aren't paid on Universal credit.

    Please speak to a local disability advice centre near you for help with the Mandatory Reconsideration process.
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  • mattjohn_88mattjohn_88 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thanks poppy. 
    I am in a full universal credit service area. Just sent my mandatory reconsideration letter off, so waiting on the answer from that, which I'm imagining will be a no. I am going to appeal. What will my options be now poppy when I appeal? Will I still be able to be in receipt of some esa during appeal? Or will I have to go on to UC during appeal? Thanks 
  • mattjohn_88mattjohn_88 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Also, while on the assessment rate when appealing, can i apply for sdp again then? Or will i have to wait until appeal outcome? Thank again
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. Providing you haven't claiming UC since you were found fit for work once the Tribunal have accepted your appeal and you have your Tribunal reference number you'll be able to go back onto assessment rate of ESA. Fit/sick notes will be needed from your GP until the Tribunal make a decision. If you want your ESA backdated to when you were found fit for work then the fit notes will need to be backdated to the date you were found fit for work.

    Yes, SDP is payable on assessment rate of ESA and will be backdated to when it stopped if you have that backdated fit note.

    If you receive Enhanced daily living PIP then the Enhanced disability premium is also payable on assessment rate. Assessment rate is £73.10 per week plus the SDP £64.30 per week.
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  • mattjohn_88mattjohn_88 Member Posts: 8 Listener
    Thanks poppy you have been most helpful. If I have anymore questions in the future I'd definitely appreciate your input. Thanks again
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks poppy you have been most helpful. If I have anymore questions in the future I'd definitely appreciate your input. Thanks again
    You're welcome! Anytime.
    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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