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SDP on Universal Credit

DK30
DK30 Member Posts: 11 Listener
edited June 2019 in Universal Credit (UC)
Hello. Just an update from me on my previous post from last year.
Is it true disabled people already on UC and who lost the SDP because of a natural migration. Will soon be getting sdp payments and backdated payments.

https://researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefing/Summary/CBP-8494#fullreport

On 16 January 2019, regulations came into force preventing people in receipt of benefits including a Severe Disability Premium from moving onto Universal Credit until the final managed migration stage, when they can receive transitional protection. People who have already moved to UC and lost their SDP are to receive additional payments – both backdated and on an ongoing basis – although these may not fully compensate individuals for the amounts lost. Draft regulations providing for these “SDP transitional payments” are currently before Parliament.

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