Hi, my name is Bango! How long before I get backdated SDP?

Bango Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2022 in Benefits and income
The dwp have decided to add severe disability premium to me how long before I get backdated money


  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,649 Championing
    Hello @bango and welcome to the community, how are you? I have moved your thread over to our benefits and financial support category which you may find it helpful to have a browse through for other threads to get involved with.

    Are you happy about being awarded SDP? Regarding backpay, there isn't a pre-defined schedule for how long it will take to get into your account, and of course it will also depend on how quickly your bank processes the payment, but hopefully it won't be too long for you. Have they confirmed to you that it will indeed be backdated?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,307 Championing
    Money owed is paid separate to your usual money and from the date it's paid it takes 3-5 working adays to go into your bank.
    Going forward your ESA fortnightly payment will increase by £138.80 (single person)