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AWARDED SDP BUT NEED ADVICE PLEASE
Hi iam Cassandra just joined and iam so confused and need some advice please, so iam on ESA and the support group and also PIP for my mental health , couple of weeks ago I phoned ESA as iam moving home and I was giving my new details when the woman at DWP said do you know you can claim severe disability premium because you have been on pip since 2017 and ESA income related with support group also and I said no I didn't! So she said I'll fill the 5 minute form on the phone with you so I did and two days after I was meant to recieve a call but I didn't so I phoned them to ask what was going on, and the guy at DWP said I had been awarded it the claim was done on the 8th of this month June 2021 but he couldn't see any more info on the computer,, the previous woman I spoke with said they were looking to go back from 2017 the start of my pip so I said okay and they said leave it with us and you will hear back within 3 days, this was 2 days ago, so I go to check my bank and there is £134 pounds in which iam guessing is the SDP money from the claim that was made on the 8th of June 2021 worth , but two women who I spoke with told me they were looking to go back from 2017 with the new claim for SDP so has anyone else gone through this and recieved a small amount first and then the proper backdated money at a later date? I've also recieved no letter from the DWP to state they have put this £134 in my bank as of yet but I know letters can be recieved after payments have been made, iam just worried iam not going to get it backdated to 2017 now which is what they said they were looking to do, hope this makes sense as iam on alot of medication and sometimes I don't make sense lol hope I can get some advice tho thanku in advance