Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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SDP Reinstatement

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nig_64
nig_64 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
Hi, now that the legislation preventing people in receipt of SDP going on UC has come into force does anyone know if there has been any announcement when those on already UC that have lost Severe Disability Premium will get it again and get their back pay as the new rules say they will?

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  • JCC
    JCC Community member Posts: 38 Courageous
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    Hello, thank you for your question.  It is something we need to know and I believe one of the knowledgeable folk on here will be able to answer shortly.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,946 Disability Gamechanger
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    nig_64 said:
    Hi, now that the legislation preventing people in receipt of SDP going on UC has come into force does anyone know if there has been any announcement when those on already UC that have lost Severe Disability Premium will get it again and get their back pay as the new rules say they will?
    Hi,

    Unfortunately, there's been no further announcements.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • nig_64
    nig_64 Community member Posts: 7 Listener
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    Thanks for the reply, I thought not but asked just in case I'd missed something.
    I lost my SDP when I moved and the council HB people said I had to make a new claim for UC which I have since discovered was totally wrong advice! 
    I've tried rattling the UC's cage but their people I've spoken to are claiming no knowledge of any change as yet.
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