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TOPIC: ESA support group & SDP

ESA support group & SDP 6 months 1 week ago #211640

I’m confused!
I’ve been put in the WRAG ESA group and am about to go for reconsideration to go in the support group. I’m currently chasing DWP to process and back-date my ESA (IR) application as I’m still on contributions-based (had no idea I could have been on income-related all along). I have been awarded standard daily living PIP from Feb 2018, hence back-dating ESA (IR). I understand that I need to be on ithis to qualify for SDP. But what will happen if I win the reconsideration and am put in the support group, will they automatically put me back on contributions-based (I started on this in May 2017) and therefore will I lose the right to SDP?

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ESA support group & SDP 6 months 1 week ago #211656

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Emma

You will always be paid your ESA(CB), any ESA(IR) you are entitled to will be paid as a top-up, being moved to the SG will actually increase any ESA(IR) that is payable.

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