Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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I believe I should have received 3+ years worth of Servere Disability Premium

hi all I am new to this I am just wondering if anyone could help me with my claim..

i have claimed esa since feb 2015 and Pip since April 2015 but only started recieving Sdp when I reclaimed after a work trial September 2018. 
During the times of april 2015-September 2018 I was in the support group with esa and recieving enhanced PIP but had no idea about the Spd. Nor was I recieving enhanced disability premium either..
i live alone, no one claims Carers Allowance either.. I am waiting to hear back from esa With a decision, 
does anyone know if I am entitled to a backdate? And how long the process is?  It would be many help. Thanks 😊

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

    It sounds like you were claiming Contributions based ESA at that time. To be entitled to the Income related part (premiums) will depend on your circumstances at that time. Living with partner that works, or claims other benefits, savings/capital and income from pensions. Hope this helps.
    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.
  • angie1996angie1996 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hiya thanks for getting back to me

    im sure I was entitled as I was in the support group due to servere mental health problems (same situation as now I just get more money now) where I had been sectioned a few times. I have always lived alone and no one has claimed anything for me, I have spoken to welfare rights and they seem to believe I am owed money and it would be great help as I’m in debt now..
    thank you
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    No problem. Being in the Support Group doesn't mean you were entitled to it. You can claim Contributions based and still be in the Support Group. Without knowing all your circumstances it's difficult to comment.

    As you've already had advice from Welfare rights then all you need to do is wait for DWP to make their decision. There's no timescales for that but hopefully it won't be too long.
    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.
  • angie1996angie1996 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you very much 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,941 Scope community team
    Good morning @angie1996 and warm welcome to the community. 
    Best of luck with your claim for backdated SDP, please let us know how you get on. :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

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