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SDP backdating on closed ESA claim


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I have a client whose irESA claim was closed last June after he failed a WCA.  He later claimed UC.

While he was receiving irESA he lived alone for many years and recd PIP DL.

He was not however in receipt of SDP.  If his claim was open now, I would request that the SDP was added and request backdating.

Does anyone know if it is possible to request the backdated SDP now the claim is closed?

Many thanks

Timothy Seaside
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You’ll presumably be arguing official error, but yes; no reason why you can’t ask them to revise a decision just because the benefit is no longer in payment.

A lot of the time, a revision request relates to a benefit that has stopped - because it’s the decision to stop the benefit that you’re asking them to revise.