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  1. Questions and problems associated with Child Support Agency.

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    by dx100uk

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  3. Few forums on The CAG have invoked so much criticisms and emotions as ATOS.

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

    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: 2,296
    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: 2,503
    stu007
    10th August 2017, 02:43 Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Guide to taking in a Lodger

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

    Started by stu007‎, 25th March 2017 23:41
    • Replies: 0
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    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

    Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Document...

    Started by stu007‎, 24th October 2013 23:27
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 25,831
    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: 6,748
    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: 95,439
    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: 16,419
    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: 12,464
    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: 11,824
    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: 16,464
    citizenB
    2nd June 2015, 08:45 Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to… make an appeal against Bedroom Tax

    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: 12,374
    **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
    • Views: 18,144
    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
    • Views: 11,551
    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(1 Viewing) 

    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: 16,302
    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: 12,157
    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: 11,331
    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
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    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: 19,631
    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
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    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 47,478
    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: 26,084
    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: 37,239
    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: 24,535
    ErikaPNP
    2nd April 2011, 21:13 Go to last post
  28. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Your bank is taking your benefits in charges(1 Viewing) 

    Bank charges and Acts of Parliament...

    Started by steven4064‎, 2nd January 2008 17:26
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 62,664
    pawnbrokers
    27th October 2010, 14:12 Go to last post
  29. Sticky Thread Sticky: Closed: Benefits A - Z

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

    Started by ErikaPNP‎, 5th September 2010 20:13
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 27,475
    ErikaPNP
    5th September 2010, 20:13 Go to last post
  30. Forum Threads
  1. SMI & Council tax exemption....(1 Viewing) 

    Speaking to an advisor today who informed me...

    Started by Bazooka Boo‎, 21st February 2018 17:19
    smi
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 299
    Bazooka Boo
    Yesterday, 20:32 Go to last post
  2. failed esa assessment,

    im a 60 year old male , went to sign on...

    Started by bcham‎, Yesterday 18:26
    assessment, esa, failed
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 115
    bcham
    Yesterday, 18:26 Go to last post
  3. Trade Union stops DWP investigating my complaint(1 Viewing) 

    2 years ago I requested DWP several times...

    Started by kra‎, 25th October 2017 03:42
    2 Pages
    1 2
    calls, complaint, dwp, from, how, investigating, phone, stop, stops, trade, union
    • Replies: 28
    • Views: 2,383
    Bazooka Boo
    20th February 2018, 21:17 Go to last post
  4. Basic Bank account- no credit check(1 Viewing) 

    Hi Came across this recently. For...

    Started by unclebulgaria67‎, 18th February 2018 15:38
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 252
    Consumer dude
    19th February 2018, 19:37 Go to last post
  5. Basic Bank account - no credit check(2 Viewing) 

    Hi Came across this recently. For...

    Started by unclebulgaria67‎, 20th February 2018 00:44
    account, bank, basic, check, credit
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    Mr.P
    19th February 2018, 19:29 Go to last post
  6. Alleged hb overpayment(1 Viewing) 

    Hi All I have been arguing with HB...

    Started by Debvfm‎, 19th February 2018 12:27
    alleged, overpayment
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 379
    Bazooka Boo
    19th February 2018, 17:55 Go to last post
  7. contribution based ESA(1 Viewing) 

    Just got a phone call from job center plus...

    Started by postmn‎, 16th February 2018 18:34
    based, contribution, esa
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 495
    postmn
    19th February 2018, 13:51 Go to last post
  8. two interviews(1 Viewing) 

    hi I have a family member who had one...

    Started by peacebee‎, 19th February 2018 04:16
    interview
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 419
    Bazooka Boo
    19th February 2018, 12:15 Go to last post
  9. Lost letters and 'white mail'(1 Viewing) 

    I have been told that letters sent into the...

    Started by Poppy007‎, 14th February 2018 11:54
    and, letters, lost, mail, white
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 792
    Bazooka Boo
    18th February 2018, 19:57 Go to last post
  10. Text message appointment reminders JSA(1 Viewing) 

    Are the Text message appointment reminders...

    Started by lostfaith‎, 18th February 2018 14:48
    appointment, jsa, message, reminders, text
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 430
    Bazooka Boo
    18th February 2018, 18:40 Go to last post
  11. DWP say I've been overpaid(1 Viewing) 

    Hi folks, I'm new to the forum so please...

    Started by Vixen7‎, 5th August 2017 19:46
    2 Pages
    1 2
    and, esa, occupational, pension, vixen7
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 7,123
    Surfer01
    17th February 2018, 12:54 Go to last post
  12. Telephone recorder information

    Can anyone recommend a telephone recorder. ...

    Started by Poppy007‎, 2nd February 2018 20:48
    information, recorder, telephone
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 869
    Ford
    16th February 2018, 22:14 Go to last post
  13. Living in a Motorhome and benefits available ?

    Long story short.... Had a cycle accident...

    Started by BurleyBoy7‎, 13th February 2018 14:07
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 22
    • Views: 1,066
    honeybee13
    16th February 2018, 16:29 Go to last post
  14. Failed ESA medical

    Told today I have failed my ESA medical all...

    Started by mrpopperspenguins‎, 22nd January 2018 12:59
    esa, failed, medical
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 1,094
    kra
    15th February 2018, 23:48 Go to last post
  15. PIP assessments: 'Lack of trust' in benefits systems

    PIP assessments: 'Lack of trust' in benefits...

    Started by stu007‎, 14th February 2018 22:45
    assessments, benefits, lack, pip, systems, trust
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 462
    Nystagmite
    15th February 2018, 17:27 Go to last post
  16. DWP Compliance Letter

    I have received a letter from the local...

    Started by littledotty27‎, 15th February 2018 14:17
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 404
    littledotty27
    15th February 2018, 14:58 Go to last post
  17. Disability benefits: PIPs should be for 'really disabled'

    Disability benefits should go to "really...

    Started by aw248‎, 26th February 2017 22:54
    2 Pages
    1 2
    benefits, disability, disabled, for, pips, really, should
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 8,098
    Nystagmite
    14th February 2018, 10:44 Go to last post
  18. Sanctions while on UC

    Just looking for some advice, recently I...

    Started by Channing_tatumfan455‎, 13th February 2018 18:37
    sanctions, while
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 452
    unclebulgaria67
    13th February 2018, 23:29 Go to last post
  19. Universal credit and renting a room

    Hi long story short. ive been made...

    Started by lost1701‎, 13th February 2018 17:17
    and, credit, renting, room, universal
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 452
    unclebulgaria67
    13th February 2018, 22:36 Go to last post
  20. ESA WRAG WFIs

    I don't know what to do. I'm in the ESA...

    Started by cyanmagenta‎, 12th February 2018 17:15
    esa, wfis, wrag
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 419
    Nystagmite
    12th February 2018, 17:42 Go to last post
  21. Esa and permitted work

    Hi - I have applied for ESA Benefit and...

    Started by Poplar88‎, 7th February 2018 18:01
    and, esa, permitted, work
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 861
    Poplar88
    12th February 2018, 14:24 Go to last post
  22. DWP mortgage loan

    BBC Money Box this morning talked about the...

    Started by Poppy007‎, 10th February 2018 11:56
    dwp, loan, mortgage
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 748
    theoldrouge
    11th February 2018, 23:30 Go to last post
  23. Question DWP deny request to record meetings?

    Hi there, does anyone know if the DWP can...

    Started by Goucho‎, 21st June 2017 15:53
    audio, can, deny, dwp, meetings, record, request, the, them, what, with
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 2,734
    Bazooka Boo
    10th February 2018, 00:24 Go to last post
  24. 30 Hours free childcare cancelled!(1 Viewing) 

    Hi, I (and my wife) applied for the 30...

    Started by bitemarx‎, 9th February 2018 20:10
    cancelled, childcare, free, hours
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 400
    bitemarx
    9th February 2018, 20:10 Go to last post
  25. 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: 35
    • Views: 4,477
    Heckler
    9th February 2018, 18:29 Go to last post


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