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Should I get SDP?

Lisa1985Lisa1985 Member Posts: 55 Connected
Could anyone tell please if i should get sdp I’m on universal credit 

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing team Posts: 7,998

    Scope community team

    Hello @Lisa1985, there is no SDP on Universal Credit.
    Were you getting SDP when you applied for UC? If so, new legislation has recently been released and those that were already in receipt of SDP when they claimed UC will be receiving compensation for the money lost, but there's no SDP on UC for new claimants. 
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    I note from a previous thread that you were previously claiming ESA without disability premium as you were querying the SDP at that time, this was back in November 2018.

    What was the reason you changed to UC and did you claim the SDP before you moved across?
    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.
  • Lisa1985Lisa1985 Member Posts: 55 Connected
    I had to go on up and no I wasn’t claiming sdp no 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited September 2019
    Lisa1985 said:
    I had to go on up and no I wasn’t claiming sdp no 
    There's no disability premiums payable on Universal Credit.

    As you weren't claiming any SDP when you were claiming ESA then unfortunately you won't be one of the ones that's owed backdated money and no compensation will be paid to you.
    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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