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Sdp And EDP enquiry

npower36912npower36912 Member Posts: 5 Listener
Hello I have filled in a sdp form 2 weeks ago and just wanting for a decision now how long does this normally take also I am on esa support group and I get pip I have been getting pip for nearly 4 years now I was just wondering if it gets backdated will it be backdated to when my esa first started which is 2014 or when my pip started in 2017 also am I eligible for edp aswell maybe   
thanks 

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  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 6,591 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @npower36912

    Good Evening & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of a team of Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    @Adrian_Scope

    I have just come across this “Benefit Inquiry”

    Many thanks 

    @steve51
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,030 Scope community team
    Hello @npower36912 and welcome to the community. 

    You require PIP/DLA/AA to be eligible for PIP so if you're eligible and have been since your PIP claim begun, it should be backdated to then. 

    It's not uncommon to wait a little while for decisions, especially if there's backdating for them to assess for. I hope you hear something soon. :)

    (Thanks for the tag @steve51)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • npower36912npower36912 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    @Adrian_Scope Hello & thank you for your reply so basically my sdp should be backdated to when my Pip was awarded not when esa was awarded also I haven’t been receiving edp on top of my esa so will that get added on or is there a separate form to apply for that aswell

    thank you
    N  
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,030 Scope community team
    Hi @npower36912, that’s correct it’s about when your PIP started not when ESA began. Do you receive the enhanced rate of Daily Living PIP? 

    May I ask how much ESA you currently receive and if you’re on income-related ESA? With the exception of SDP, disability premiums are usually applied automatically if you’re eligible.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • npower36912npower36912 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    @Adrian_Scope hello again yes I get high rate daily living on pip. I get about £250 from my esa payment every 2 weeks. Ok so if the decision is a yes then they may add the sdp and edp together?

    thanks 
    n
  • npower36912npower36912 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hello @Adrian_Scope just checking in to see if you saw my last post I am also on income related esa 
    thanks 
    n
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,030 Scope community team
    @Adrian_Scope hello again yes I get high rate daily living on pip. I get about £250 from my esa payment every 2 weeks. Ok so if the decision is a yes then they may add the sdp and edp together?

    thanks 
    n
    Hi @npower36912. Support Group ESA pays £113.55 a week so it sounds as though you may have the EDP premium aleady. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • npower36912npower36912 Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hello @Adrian_Scope thanks for your reply I have just rung esa and have been awarded sdp but it has only been backdated to May this year ...I was living with my parents before this and have moved in to my own place last month so it has not been backdated to 2017 as I thought Is this right 

    thanks 
    n
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,030 Scope community team
    Hi @npower36912. Unless both your parents (or any other adults living with you) were also receiving DLA/PIP/AA then yes this is unfortunately correct. 
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
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