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My son has been awarded UC ESA and placed in the support group. He is 23 years old. He received a benefit equal to the basic rate of £58. He started his claim in November 2019 and got payment statements for the first three months equal to this basic figure. He has now received an additional payment in month 4 to account for now being awarded esa and being in the support group but that extra sum makes no sense. My question is whether the full support group payment should be backdated to the start of the claim in November or whether the government just gets away with paying this basic figure for a set period ie 3 months regardless of their award after 3 months waiting? Thank you.