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Hi all, I have been in the support group on ESA since late 2012/13 and was also getting the severe disability premium as I get standard rates of both elements for PIP, and had an assessment at the end of November in which the decision was made to stop my ESA payments. I was last paid on the 18th of January 2019. I submitted a mandatory reconsideration and the decision was not revised so I have now submitted an appeal and once that is live I can be paid the basic rate of ESA at £73.10 per week. I will be getting fit notes backdated to the 17th of January when the decision was made and I know then that my SDP can be backdated, but my question is, can I also ask for ESA payments to be backdated to cover the Mandatory Reconsideration period, albeit at the basic rate? Also, as it was income based that I was getting, would the basic rate be classed as income based once I am getting that?