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SDP rate - is the Support Group's Enhanced rate deducted from any back payments

melissahicking2019melissahicking2019 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
Hi again everybody, My friend got all his money backdated ect, apart from now he is awaiting the SDP , we contacted the DWP straight away and they said they will arrange everything.

I have tried to do the math for my friend and give him an idea of what to expect but im not sure if the Support groups Enhanced Premium will be deducted from his backpayment, as the year he was going through appeal he was receiving this.. So i can only offer him 2 possible outcomes,

One with a years Support Group Enhanced Premium deducted from the total owed
and one with the Whole backpayment being for the SDP backdated from the beginning of his claim , back in march 2018.

Any advice is welcomed, Thank you all very much.

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

    The SDP is different to the Enhanced disability premium. EDP is automatically paid to him because he's in the Support Group. SDP is £65.85 per week from April 8th 2019, slightly less in previous years. It's this that will be backdated, if he was entitled to it and nothing is deducted from it.
    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.
  • melissahicking2019melissahicking2019 Member Posts: 122 Courageous
    Ok, thanks for letting me know, il pass on the good news to my friend, bless him he does not know what to do with all this money. But hes very happy and he wants me to take him on a holiday...

    Thanks again for your help Poppy.


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    You're welcome. The SDP rate from 8th April 2018 to 7th April 2019 was £64.30 per week. All of his backdated money is disregarded for 12 months for all means tested benefits. Glad his PIP was finally paid.
    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.
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