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Hello what am I entitled to? Will DWP award me both DP and SDP?

JT_HyperopticJT_Hyperoptic Member Posts: 15 Listener
edited July 20 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hello everyone my names jay, I’ve been reading about this dp and sdp as I am on pip since 2013, yes I only heard about this a couple weeks ago, late I know but better late than never.
now I called up dwp they confirmed I haven’t been receiving it and called me back a week later to ask for previous addresses etc. My question is will they award me both dp and sdp or do I have to call them again and make myself clear about the entitlement for both? I’m not sure how it works 
any reply would be much appreciated 
cheers 🍻 

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  • woodbinewoodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 4,484 Disability Gamechanger
    As well as PIP what other benefits do you get?
    "Putting a child into care, isn't caring for a child" (T.Rhattigan)
  • JT_HyperopticJT_Hyperoptic Member Posts: 15 Listener
    I get the usual esa think it’s support group and pip enhanced both rates 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    There is no Disability Premium in ESA. There is Enhanced Disability Premium which i would expect you to have been getting already (DWP often call this income guarantee on their letters). 
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • JT_HyperopticJT_Hyperoptic Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Ok thanks, when I called up they did tell me that I haven’t been getting it and then called back up and asked my previous address and if anyone claimed Carers allowance, do I live alone etc
  • JT_HyperopticJT_Hyperoptic Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Another thing, wouldn’t I receive disability premium because of pip?
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    edited July 8
    Another thing, wouldn’t I receive disability premium because of pip?
    As already advised
    calcotti said:
    There is no Disability Premium in ESA. There is Enhanced Disability Premium which i would expect you to have been getting already (DWP often call this income guarantee on their letters).  
    The Enhanced Disability Premium should have been included simply because you are in the Support Group, regardless of any PIP award and I would be very surprised if you have not been getting that.

    When Daily Living PIP is awarded you become eligible for the Severe Disability Premium (if you live alone and nobody claims Carer's Allowance or the carer element of UC for looking after you).

    Full details on different premiums here
    https://www.entitledto.co.uk/help/disability-premiums-in-benefits
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • JT_HyperopticJT_Hyperoptic Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Ok i understand, really sorry to be a pain I appreciate all the help. He did say that he’s processing some forms and asked when I was receiving the pip from which I said to be around mid or end 2013, I offered to find the letter with the actual date he said that he’ll go with the date that’s on the system so I asked him what date does he have he said it to be like I said mid to end 2013, asked me 3 different previous addresses and asked me the same carers and living alone questions for each address, I have no clue what’s going on but I hope they aren’t cutting my benefits Many thanks 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    edited July 8
    Those questions are to confirm that you were living alone and receiving PIP with nobody claiming for looking after in order to confirm you qualify for the Severe Disability Premium.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • JT_HyperopticJT_Hyperoptic Member Posts: 15 Listener
    As long as they don’t cut my benefits. You’ve been great Thank you for your replies have a lovely evening 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    edited July 8
    If awarded, getting SDP will increase your ESA by £67.30/week and if arrears are paid from 2013 that will be a substantial sum.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • JT_HyperopticJT_Hyperoptic Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Are you saying they’ll backdate the payment to 2013? I’ve always lived alone never had carers etc 
  • calcotticalcotti Member Posts: 2,196 Pioneering
    Are you saying they’ll backdate the payment to 2013? I’ve always lived alone never had carers etc 
    They may.
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • JT_HyperopticJT_Hyperoptic Member Posts: 15 Listener
    I’ll keep you updated again thank you so much for your patience and help 
  • JT_HyperopticJT_Hyperoptic Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Hello there, we’ll I’ve just heard back from dwp they apparently backdated the payment from 2014 which is still good not sure if it’s the correct date thou but that’ll do. They did ask if I was mentally stable to handle large sums of money, that’s kinda put things to rest in my mind oh and I’ll pay the water bill thanks for your time 
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,144

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    Thanks for the update @JT_Hyperoptic, glad to hear you seem to have had a positive outcome and it has put your mind at ease.
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  • JT_HyperopticJT_Hyperoptic Member Posts: 15 Listener
    Yes was straight forward really got it backdated to jun 2014 I’ll check my pip award letter date but I’m still happy with that, they done all this within 10 days. Great 
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