Severe disability premium / ESA!

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Hi wondering if anyone can help.

I applied for severe disability premium and got awarded it yesterday, so I now get 186 a week. My question is I phones up this morning asking how long it will take for my back payment of what DWP owe me, only got told it can take up to 6 / 8 weeks!!!

Can someone please help and advise If they have had it and If so how long they waited?

Thank u all x

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    Hi,

    I was awarded, like you and was told up to 2 weeks. I got mine within 4 working days. If it hasn't gone into your bank by 2 weeks phone them. Every time I called I was told a different story so take it with a pinch of salt.

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      Thanks for getting back to me x

      When I phoned before they said ' its been processed you will now get 186 a week. They said my back pay will take between 6-8 week I'm panacing thinking I'm gonna have to wait 8 weeks! X

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    yay!! glad you finally got it. it's my 6th day today but like yours i'm not expecting it to be sorted yet. but at least you now know you have it. 

    x

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      I know finally that's that done!! Now just back pay waiting for lol at least I have it though ! I hope you get it to hun can I just say don't rely on text messages of DWP there useless that's why I've rang so many times !! Xx

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    My backdated SDP was paid with my next ESA payment which was about 5 days after it was awarded

    I spose it varies but they're pretty quick once they've sorted it (they have no reason to sit on a payment) they're probably told to say 8 weeks so people don't keep hounding them every day. I agree with shee, give them two weeks and if you haven't received it give them a call

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      Thanks everyone.

      They also said it may take 8 weeks due to if I owe any arrears which I don't think I do. I've had a budgeting loan but I don't think that's included is it?

      Thanks again

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