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  1. Questions and problems associated with Child Support Agency.

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  1. Sticky Threads
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Stirling CAB publishes Plain English Guide to help sort out Benefits

    Stirling CAB publishes Plain English Guide...

    Started by stu007‎, 23rd November 2017 00:45
    benefits, cab, english, guide, help, out, plain, publishes, sort, stirling
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 857
    Skinnered
    23rd November 2017, 02:11 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Universal Credit national expansion – Tranche two

    Here is a list of all phase II Universal...

    Started by mikeymack2002‎, 15th February 2015 12:52
    3 Pages
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    • Replies: 52
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    mikeymack2002
    25th October 2017, 01:01 Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Child maintenance calculator **Correct As At Aug 2017**

    Child maintenance calculator READ...

    Started by stu007‎, 10th August 2017 02:43
    calculator, child, maintenance
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,724
    stu007
    10th August 2017, 02:43 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Guide to taking in a Lodger(1 Viewing) 

    Guide to taking in a Lodger What is a...

    Started by stu007‎, 25th March 2017 23:41
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,330
    stu007
    25th March 2017, 23:41 Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Sources of Interest - Updated March 2017(1 Viewing) 

    Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Document...

    Started by stu007‎, 24th October 2013 23:27
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 21,994
    stu007
    25th March 2017, 23:13 Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: See what's going to happen with befefits from 2017

    Over the next few years there are going to...

    Started by mikeymack2002‎, 19th December 2016 22:12
    2017, befefits, from, going, happen, see, what, with
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 5,760
    antone
    19th December 2016, 23:50 Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Mandatory Reconsideration, Appealing or going to a Tribunal? Some useful information

    Note - ignore the (E). This just means that...

    Started by honeybee13‎, 15th March 2010 16:11
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 92,240
    Conniff
    6th September 2016, 10:00 Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Bedroom Tax - Sources of Interest **Correct as at Oct 2015**

    Valuation Office Agency – Rent Officers...

    Started by stu007‎, 13th June 2013 02:03
    bedroom, interest, sources, tax
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 15,440
    citizenB
    27th January 2016, 11:22 Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: DLA/Pip 12 point diary

    Whilst helping a friend to find a good...

    Started by mikeymack2002‎, 15th December 2015 22:31
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 11,016
    citizenB
    15th December 2015, 22:41 Go to last post
  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: Information to provide when asking benefit questions

    Hi, and welcome to the CAG Benefit Forum....

    Started by antone‎, 30th September 2015 03:09
    asking, benefit, information, provide, questions, when
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 10,797
    antone
    1st October 2015, 00:45 Go to last post
  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: DLA to PIPS the time frames and areas affected 2015

    Do you want to know when your area is...

    Started by mikeymack2002‎, 5th May 2015 12:36
    2015, affected, and, areas, dla, frames, pips, the, time
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 15,427
    citizenB
    2nd June 2015, 08:45 Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to… make an appeal against Bedroom Tax(1 Viewing) 

    Bedroom Tax has been a hot topic of late,...

    Started by Michael Browne‎, 29th May 2015 15:39
    against, appeal, bedroom, how, make, tax, to…
    • Replies: 1
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    mikeymack2002
    30th May 2015, 12:16 Go to last post
  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: Want to know more about certain benefits?

    This thread is designed to assist you with...

    Started by mikeymack2002‎, 26th April 2015 14:09
    about, benefits, certain, know, more, want
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 11,917
    **Margaret**
    26th May 2015, 00:39 Go to last post
  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Discretionary Housing Payment **Updated April 2015**

    Discretionary Housing Payment What is...

    Started by stu007‎, 13th June 2013 01:44
    discretionary, housing, payment
    • Replies: 3
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    stu007
    24th April 2015, 00:45 Go to last post
  16. Sticky Thread Sticky: Esa3 (Current as at Jan 2015)

    I'm not sure if it's already been posted,...

    Started by CookieRocks‎, 19th January 2015 18:16
    • Replies: 0
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    CookieRocks
    19th January 2015, 18:16 Go to last post
  17. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) Sources of Interest - Updated Oct 2015

    Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)...

    Started by stu007‎, 10th June 2014 23:38
    2014, allowance, and, correct, employment, esa, interest, june, sources, support
    • Replies: 0
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    stu007
    10th June 2014, 23:38 Go to last post
  18. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: This Forum - please read

    This forum is intended for the purposes of...

    Started by ErikaPNP‎, 23rd May 2011 18:27
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 15,755
    antone
    6th January 2014, 17:40 Go to last post
  19. Sticky Thread Sticky: Find your Nearest FOODBANK **Correct as at Aug 2016**

    This is a link to The Trussell Trust which...

    Started by stu007‎, 2nd October 2013 20:08
    find, foodbank, nearest, your
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 11,740
    RaeUK
    2nd October 2013, 20:22 Go to last post
  20. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Universal Credit Change to Housing Benefit in October

    http://www.housing.org.uk/policy/welfare-refo...

    Started by citizenB‎, 24th September 2013 10:37
    benefit, change, credit, housing, october, universal
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 10,688
    citizenB
    28th September 2013, 12:40 Go to last post
  21. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: New Benefit Cap (Updated December 2015)

    During the summer 2013 a limit will be...

    Started by Conniff‎, 11th September 2013 17:39
    2013, benefit, cap, new, summer
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 8,756
    Conniff
    11th September 2013, 17:39 Go to last post
  22. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Housing Benefit Reviews, Appeals, Dispute Form and Guidance**Correct as at Oct 2015*

    Housing Benefit Reviews, Appeals,...

    Started by stu007‎, 13th June 2013 01:16
    and, appeals, benefit, dispute, form, guidance, housing, reviews
    • Replies: 0
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    stu007
    13th June 2013, 01:16 Go to last post
  23. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Letter to send if you are being charged bank fees whilst on benefits

    This has been posted elsewhere on the...

    Started by MARTIN3030‎, 9th June 2012 14:48
    are, bank, being, benefits, charged, fees, letter, send, whilst, you
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 17,740
    dx100uk
    19th May 2013, 11:42 Go to last post
  24. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Links/Information

    National Minimum Wage - BERR HM Revenue...

    Started by freakyleaky‎, 2nd January 2008 18:32
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 20
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    speedfreek
    15th September 2011, 14:50 Go to last post
  25. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: ESA50 Guide

    The site team have given permission for the...

    Started by leemack‎, 10th August 2011 21:22
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 25,368
    ErikaPNP
    10th August 2011, 22:37 Go to last post
  26. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: esa medicals

    Hi all, I recently had a medical for...

    Started by leemack‎, 14th December 2010 19:08
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 35,899
    alfwithhair
    29th April 2011, 21:30 Go to last post
  27. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Benefits and the Law

    Quite often, members ask on CAG what law is...

    Started by ErikaPNP‎, 16th March 2010 20:40
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 23,379
    ErikaPNP
    2nd April 2011, 21:13 Go to last post
  28. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Your bank is taking your benefits in charges

    Bank charges and Acts of Parliament...

    Started by steven4064‎, 2nd January 2008 17:26
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 61,779
    pawnbrokers
    27th October 2010, 14:12 Go to last post
  29. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Benefits A - Z(1 Viewing) 

    There is a full A-Z on benefits available in...

    Started by ErikaPNP‎, 5th September 2010 20:13
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 25,860
    ErikaPNP
    5th September 2010, 20:13 Go to last post
  30. Forum Threads
  1. Esa Advice Please(3 Viewing) 

    My nephew was on Esa in the support group I...

    Started by Laura Cooke‎, Yesterday 00:12
    advice, esa, please
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 358
    unclebulgaria67
    Today, 07:04 Go to last post
  2. Please advise I'm desperate. Universal credit. T

    my UC payment was due, logged on to check...

    Started by Abigail3434‎, 12th December 2017 08:08
    advise, credit, desperate, please, universal
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 407
    squirrelly Whirley
    Yesterday, 16:40 Go to last post
  3. DWP Staff and UC rollout

    Considering that a large proportion of JCP...

    Started by trebormoinet‎, 12th December 2017 21:07
    and, dwp, rollout, staff
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 320
    Bazooka Boo
    Yesterday, 13:10 Go to last post
  4. DWP Bank Statement requests

    They ask me for 3 months regularily, just...

    Started by christopherlaw‎, 12th December 2017 12:26
    bank, dwp, requests, statement
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 337
    trebormoinet
    Yesterday, 12:51 Go to last post
  5. Job Seekers Allowance help would be appreciated.

    Been on Jobseekers for over a year since I...

    Started by Max1968‎, 10th December 2017 12:18
    allowance, appreciated, help, job, seekers, would
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 673
    Max1968
    12th December 2017, 01:45 Go to last post
  6. Closed: Bank Statements Requested by DWP

    Not long started to claim IS, have been...

    Started by bdunne‎, 16th July 2014 10:13
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    bank, dwp, requested, statements
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 13,963
    dx100uk
    11th December 2017, 21:37 Go to last post
  7. Pip renewel

    hi hope someone can help i had my pip...

    Started by oldhag2010‎, 17th November 2017 20:56
    allowance, attendance, for, funding, jsa, pip, question, renewel
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 1,949
    oldhag2010
    11th December 2017, 10:24 Go to last post
  8. pip question

    can i transfer from pip to attendence...

    Started by oldhag2010‎, 11th December 2017 12:35
    pip, question
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    oldhag2010
    11th December 2017, 10:24 Go to last post
  9. rehab and benefits re pip

    I have mental health problems and alcohol...

    Started by saded‎, 9th December 2017 13:47
    and, benefits, pip, rehab
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 612
    whitecraig_wizard
    10th December 2017, 18:11 Go to last post
  10. Closed: I reported benefit fraud

    This woman who has recently been treating me...

    Started by Lostcrown‎, 25th November 2017 19:16
    2 Pages
    1 2
    benefit, fraud, reported
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 2,001
    Mr.P
    9th December 2017, 12:16 Go to last post
  11. morgage intrest payments

    Just spoke to DWP about Mortgage interest...

    Started by shannara‎, 8th December 2017 09:36
    intrest, morgage, payments
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 428
    ericsbrother
    8th December 2017, 13:31 Go to last post
  12. Tax credits check following a PIP application

    Hi I've just got a letter from HMRC...

    Started by Rosie8‎, 7th December 2017 16:15
    application, check, credits, following, pip, tax
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 430
    Rosie8
    7th December 2017, 22:58 Go to last post
  13. Child DLA Descriptors

    Hi, my child's DLA renewal pack arrived a...

    Started by joeblogs‎, 5th December 2017 14:30
    child, descriptors, dla
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 457
    Nystagmite
    7th December 2017, 10:21 Go to last post
  14. DWP want to take money from IS for 2006 loan - help

    We are currently not working anymore get...

    Started by stuggling‎, 1st December 2017 09:35
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 787
    oldhag2010
    5th December 2017, 20:55 Go to last post
  15. Esa contribution based for couples(1 Viewing) 

    hi everyone, hoping somebody is able to...

    Started by hunterandthehunted‎, 29th November 2017 15:56
    based, contribution, couples, esa, for
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 980
    Cpt Scarlet
    4th December 2017, 16:59 Go to last post
  16. PIP Decision

    Please can someone explain this to me. I...

    Started by roseyredder‎, 1st December 2017 15:43
    decision, pip
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 662
    roseyredder
    3rd December 2017, 23:07 Go to last post
  17. housing benefit

    Hi started claiming ESA on 1st November this...

    Started by shannara‎, 29th November 2017 21:32
    benefit problem, housing
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 750
    essexmat
    1st December 2017, 20:32 Go to last post
  18. PIP Claim, Should I bother making it at all?

    I've been on benefits due to health issues...

    Started by Heckler‎, 22nd May 2017 20:20
    2 Pages
    1 2
    all, assesments, bother, claim, happen, making, never, pip, should, that
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 2,068
    dx100uk
    1st December 2017, 17:36 Go to last post
  19. Housing Benefit and working (what are the rules)

    Short version : Just looking for the rules...

    Started by debtfred‎, 27th November 2017 22:41
    and, are, benefit, housing, rules, the, what, working
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 598
    ericsbrother
    1st December 2017, 10:21 Go to last post
  20. fp funding for jsa

    anybody know what this is/ i was supossed to...

    Started by oldhag2010‎, 11th December 2017 12:35
    for, funding, jsa
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    oldhag2010
    29th November 2017, 21:11 Go to last post
  21. Unhappy benefits and debt

    Hi everyone I lost my job nearly 3 wks...

    Started by OB one‎, 26th November 2017 12:57
    and, benefits, debt
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 870
    dx100uk
    28th November 2017, 18:27 Go to last post
  22. haringey council housing beneift problem

    I have been helping my friend try to sort...

    Started by housingproblem‎, 27th November 2017 20:47
    beneift, council, haringey, housing, problem, urgent
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 430
    housingproblem
    27th November 2017, 20:47 Go to last post
  23. DWP claiming I owe them £11k in overpayment of income support from 16 years ago! They've applied for DEA! Help!

    Hi When I was at university as a single...

    Started by nikkikitch‎, 25th November 2017 16:01
    2 Pages
    1 2
    ago, applied, β£11k, claiming, dea, dwp, for, from, help, income, overpayment, owe, support, them, they, years
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 1,655
    G G GEE
    27th November 2017, 20:19 Go to last post
  24. Mistakes in benefits claims could cost up to £500m

    Didn't see this anywhere so have posted,...

    Started by Max1968‎, 17th November 2017 20:32
    β£500m, benefits, claims, cost, could, mistakes
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,194
    Heckler
    27th November 2017, 16:51 Go to last post
  25. dwp compliance review want 7 years bank statements help

    i attended a compliance interview 22...

    Started by stevenpc‎, 26th February 2017 10:31
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    bank, compliance, dwp, help, review, statements, want, years
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 6,725
    stevenpc
    27th November 2017, 13:07 Go to last post


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