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IRESA claimant can still get SDP and it backdated ?

mand74
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Hi All,

I just want to be sure I have not missed something fundamental here that would mean my client can’t get this.  Everything I have read and found indicates he can but I want to be 100% sure on this.

I have a client who is on IRESA in the support group and has been for some time.  He won a PIP appeal in 2017 I believe and should have been awarded an SDP but hasn’t been.  From everything I understand he can apply now and this wouldn’t trigger a claim for UC.  Is this right?

Thanks
Amanda

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If your client meets the qualifying conditions then they are entitled to the SDP and it should be backdated to when they first met the conditions.

mand74
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Brilliant thank you.  It is what I thought but I was beginning to doubt myself.  Thanks again