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Back dated spd, are there other premiums?

faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
Hi all .I recived a phone call today  advising I am.entitled  to severe disability  premium  and have be advised they have worked out I'm owed back dated money around 7 grand   but they said it's from 6 November last year so around 58 weeks of back dating  so if the sdp payment is 64 pound that would work out at around 3700 not 7000 I only ask as it's over the 5000 they have to send it higher to have it worked out and realised  meaning it will take  a lot longer  .anyone on here can work out why why would be 7 Grand is there other premiums that go with it 


  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @faydhar, I'm afraid I'm unsure of the answer to this myself, but hopefully some of our experienced members will be in touch and able to advise.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You'll need to ring DWP to ask, as no one here will be able to answer your question. We'll only be guessing.
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  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    There is another premium which is quite often identified at the same time - it's the enhanced disability premium. You'd be entitled to this if you were in the support group for ESA and/or if you got the enhanced daily living component of PIP or the highest rate care component of DLA. 

    It's worth £16.40 a week so for 58 weeks, about £950 (bit more complicated than that because it will have gone up in April, so it was less before April 18). 

    There may be other things missing if you have a partner you live with who you should have been getting money for, but without knowing more we can't be exactly sure - of course it also depends on what exactly you've been getting during this time.

    Hope this helps a bit, however, without being able to talk to you and see your award notices from the past couple of years we can't be sure of the exact figures.

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  • faydharfaydhar Member Posts: 61 Connected
    Thank you they made a mistake and worked out my sdp for a couple but I'm.single so they have just 're calculated.. I applied over the phone after receiving  a form to full in . Then yesterday I recived another  form for the sdp to.fill  in  stating I need to apply for this  or they may stop my benefits as this is their second attempt  even though I have applied by phone and have been awarded it  so.obviously  they do not read notes  
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