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PIP and SDP from ESA their connection and what i should do? (Personal Independence Payment)

Hi all, 
I've just gone through all of this myself, when my PIP was suspended pending the tribunal my ESA was reduced to the basic £111 ish per week as i was no longer entitled to SDP (Severe Disability Premium). However good news! yesterday i won my case at the tribunal and my PIP was reinstated (Daily Living Component - Enhanced Rate)  and was reinstated from the date it was canceled which means i am entitled to a years back pay. my question is will i also receive back-pay from ESA because i was entitled to SDP last year too? and if so do i have to inform ESA or will it automatically be updated on the system.

thanks in advance for any information, replies, help or advice :)

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  • RoddyRoddy Member Posts: 389 Pioneering
    Hi all, 
    I've just gone through all of this myself, when my PIP was suspended pending the tribunal my ESA was reduced to the basic £111 ish per week as i was no longer entitled to SDP (Severe Disability Premium). However good news! yesterday i won my case at the tribunal and my PIP was reinstated (Daily Living Component - Enhanced Rate)  and was reinstated from the date it was canceled which means i am entitled to a years back pay. my question is will i also receive back-pay from ESA because i was entitled to SDP last year too? and if so do i have to inform ESA or will it automatically be updated on the system.

    thanks in advance for any information, replies, help or advice :)
    Hi @[email protected]

    It certainly wouldn't be a bad idea to contact ESA, though they may ask to assess you again because ESA & PIP are separate DWP departments where different criterion and decisions are made. I would call the ESA, and ask for another claim form whilst explaining things to them and your reasons. Also, you are obliged to inform them of ANY changes in your circumstances too. I received back dated ESA benefits in similar circumstances as yourself, and so it's worth you applying. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    I just replied to your other thread and this was my reply.


    Great news. Which group are you in for ESA. £111 per week is Support Group Contributions based amount. Income Related amount is more than that at £127 approximately per week because the Enhanced disability premium is automatically added.

    For the SDP then you'll need to wait for your PIP award to be put into payment and this can take 8 weeks. Once this is done then you can re-claim the SDP, if all the other criteria still applied then you'll be entitled to backdated money.

    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.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    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.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Congratulations on the tribunal @lookingforhelp1993
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