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SDP 4 days 10 hours ago #256443

Hi Mark

You can only claim SDP if you fit the qualifying criteria, see my first post for the criteria especially the third part but you do need to qualify for all 3 parts.

I would advise you to seek help from your local welfare rights worker, if you do not know where to find them check out the following link: advicelocal.uk

Gary

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SDP 4 days 37 minutes ago #256449

Hi Gary

So I meet the ESA criteria. I get PIP daily living. And if I took a one bedroom property, live alone I would meet the third criteria. So would that allow me to claim SDP but I just would not be able to get HB unless I made a UC claim.

If that is the case is my other point correct: once getting SDP I can then transfer to UC at any time (or wait until they migrate me) and I would then get the transitional protection for the SDP component?

Thanks.

Mark

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SDP 3 days 13 hours ago #256520

Hi Mark

In most cases, a transitional element will only be included in your Universal Credit awad if you are an existing benefit claimant and there are no changes in your circumstances leading to your claim for Universal Credit.

There are three kinds of claim for Universal Credit:

~ New claims e.g. when someone not currently on benefits loses their job and makes a new claim for Universal Credit
~ Natural migration, when you are on benefits but have a change of circumstance which triggers a new claim for Universal Credit, e.g. when a partner moves in/out
~ Managed migration, when your circumstances haven't changed so DWP initiates your transfer onto Universal Credit

DWP’s claim that “no one will be worse off” when moved on to Universal Credit only applies for the third kind of claim - “managed migration”. It is these claims that can have a transitional element included.

Gary
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