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SDP backdating

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shamac
shamac Community member Posts: 2 Listener
Hello I am new to this forum but hope someone else has been in this situation and could offer me some guidance?
i have recently gone onto my state pension ( full pension) and was previously on ESA and PIP and I have just found out that I should have been receiving SDP since my PIP was awarded (April 2017j) as I met all the criteria.
does anyone know if I can still claim this back now that my esa has stopped and my pension started
thanks

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2019
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    Hi,

    Yes, you'll need to contact DWP. Just so you know, the SDP can now be claimed through pension credit, if you still meet the criteria.  https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit

    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.
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Posts: 10,581 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @shamac, great to have you here. If there is anything else we can do to help then please do let us know! :)
    Scope

  • shamac
    shamac Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thanks for the reply poppy-I’m actually on full pension so don’t think I can get pension credit ? can I?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    The entitlement to SDP will increase the amount of pension credit you can claim, so you could potentially be entitled to it. SDP is £65.85 per week, my advice is you need to apply.
    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.
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