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SDP on Universal Credit

DK30DK30 Member Posts: 11 Listener
edited June 2019 in Universal Credit
Hello. Just an update from me on my previous post from last year.
Is it true disabled people already on UC and who lost the SDP because of a natural migration. Will soon be getting sdp payments and backdated payments.

https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-8494#fullreport

On 16 January 2019, regulations came into force preventing people in receipt of benefits including a Severe Disability Premium from moving onto Universal Credit until the final managed migration stage, when they can receive transitional protection. People who have already moved to UC and lost their SDP are to receive additional payments – both backdated and on an ongoing basis – although these may not fully compensate individuals for the amounts lost. Draft regulations providing for these “SDP transitional payments” are currently before Parliament.

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

    Yes but there's been no further announcements for when this will actually happen.
    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.
  • DK30DK30 Member Posts: 11 Listener
    edited June 2019
    Ah thankyou once again @poppy123456. Well it's good news and hopefully they will follow it though soon.  Oh and is it also to be backdated to the date we started receiving  UC. I know it said it would be backdated. I just wasn't sure how far back this was for.
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