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Question about Severe Disablement Premium

ThankGod
ThankGod Member Posts: 26 Connected
My Mental Health Team urged me to apply for PIP last year.  I was on ESA in the Support Group and the psychiatric nurse advised that if successful I'd get SDP.  So I applied.  However,  last November, I had to move and this move triggered them forcing me to switch over to Universal Credit.  It now appears that my PIP claim is successful and dates back from a time when I was on ESA and eligible for SDP.
Does this mean I'll not get SDP?  My psychiatric nurse seems to think I should but I've no idea how this works....

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  • 1119082
    1119082 Posts: 258 Connected
  • ThankGod
    ThankGod Member Posts: 26 Connected
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,373 Disability Gamechanger
    I think you need to do the following.
    Contact ESA and ask them to review your entitlement before your claim was closed. If you were entitled to the SDP then you should be able to be paid arrears.

    if ESA confirm that you we’re entitled to the SDP at the time you claimed UC inform UC.

    Provided you still met the qualifying conditions for SDP at the time of the transfer you may be entitled to an additional amount in your UC award called an SDP transitional element or you may be placed back onto ESA and Housing Benefit.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • ThankGod
    ThankGod Member Posts: 26 Connected
    calcotti said:
    I think you need to do the following.
    Contact ESA and ask them to review your entitlement before your claim was closed. If you were entitled to the SDP then you should be able to be paid arrears.

    if ESA confirm that you we’re entitled to the SDP at the time you claimed UC inform UC.

    Provided you still met the qualifying conditions for SDP at the time of the transfer you may be entitled to an additional amount in your UC award called an SDP transitional element or you may be placed back onto ESA and Housing Benefit.
    Thank you.  I will do!
  • 1119082
    1119082 Posts: 258 Connected
  • ThankGod
    ThankGod Member Posts: 26 Connected
    1119082 said:
    okay 
    Why do you keep writing "okay" on my posts?
  • ThankGod
    ThankGod Member Posts: 26 Connected
    If you can sort the SDP on your ESA DWP have a clear process for revering you to ESA in a limited number of cases. 
    Hi Mike!  Can you clarify what this means please?  That it's possible they might transfer me back over to ESA?
  • calcotti
    calcotti Member Posts: 6,373 Disability Gamechanger
    ThankGod said:
    If you can sort the SDP on your ESA DWP have a clear process for revering you to ESA in a limited number of cases. 
    Hi Mike!  Can you clarify what this means please?  That it's possible they might transfer me back over to ESA?
    It’s possible.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.

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