Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Hello, I am just wondering how it takes currently for SDP to be backdated when it is meant to be given? I had the form sent for me stating I was entitled by the DWP to my local centre about four days ago. 

Thank You. 



  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger

    When applying by post it can take 4-5 weeks, under normal circumstances.  When applying by phone it takes about 1 week.
    Once a decision's been made you'll recieve a letter.
    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.
  • fieldsofnewfieldsofnew Member Posts: 46 Listener
    Thanks Poppy, I'm trying to get organise3d.
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