Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

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RuthyO
RuthyO Community member Posts: 28 Connected
Hi there everyone, I'm sure I've asked this question before, I've been awarded backdated SDP which is £7090.
Can you tell me if this affects my housing benefit or my ESA contribution benefit 
Thanks Ruth

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,081 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi,

    It's disregarded for 1 year for all means tested benefits.
    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.
  • RuthyO
    RuthyO Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Thanks Poppy I now remember you said that before,
    Thanks again Poppy x
  • RuthyO
    RuthyO Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Thank you for that I'm still in shock I've never ever had that amount in my account. X
  • RuthyO
    RuthyO Community member Posts: 28 Connected
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    Just had a call from the DWP telling me my backdated SDP will be in my account next Wednesday, the amount has gone up since my last post ...... I nearly had an anxiety attack, the amount he quoted was £7700.20 Thanks everyone for your support 
  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 11,386 Scope online community team
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    That's brilliant news @RuthyO
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