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PIP/ESA/SDP eligibility

Fawkes_hay Member Posts: 5 Connected
Hi, I've been searching the message boards for a few days, trying to find if anyone else had the same issue as me:
I was contacted by the dwp at the start of this month to say that they may be underpaying me and that I should call.

I currently receive income based ESA (support group) and PIP at the standard rate for both mobility and care however on the phone call they mentioned SDP (which was the first I had heard of it) and asked whether I would like to apply... Of course I applied there and then but I've been confused with letters I've recieved, as I was recently awarded PIP for a longer time and I don't know whether that triggered a letter about my esa payments, with no mention about sdp, or that they decided I wasn't entitled.

What I'd like to know is whether being eligible, in terms of benefits recieved, means I would definitely get the premium, or whether they would use other factors to decide?

Thank you in advance for your answers, I've seen how helpful these boards can be. 



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