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  1. Questions and problems associated with Child Support Agency.

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  2. Tax issues including self assesment/working tax credit and other Tax associated problems/questions.

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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

    Stirling CAB publishes Plain English Guide...

    Started by stu007‎, 22nd November 2017 23:45
    benefits, cab, english, guide, help, out, plain, publishes, sort, stirling
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,800
    Skinnered
    23rd November 2017, 01:11 Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Universal Credit national expansion – Tranche two(1 Viewing) 

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

    Started by mikeymack2002‎, 15th February 2015 11:52
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 52
    • Views: 41,855
    mikeymack2002
    25th October 2017, 00:01 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 01:43
    calculator, child, maintenance
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 4,555
    stu007
    10th August 2017, 01:43 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 22:41
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 6,541
    stu007
    25th March 2017, 22:41 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 22:27
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 32,653
    stu007
    25th March 2017, 22:13 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 21:12
    2017, befefits, from, going, happen, see, what, with
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 9,080
    antone
    19th December 2016, 22:50 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 15:11
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 100,735
    Conniff
    6th September 2016, 09:00 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 01:03
    bedroom, interest, sources, tax
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 18,675
    citizenB
    27th January 2016, 10:22 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 21:31
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 16,809
    citizenB
    15th December 2015, 21:41 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 02:09
    asking, benefit, information, provide, questions, when
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 14,151
    antone
    30th September 2015, 23:45 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 11:36
    2015, affected, and, areas, dla, frames, pips, the, time
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 19,170
    citizenB
    2nd June 2015, 07:45 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 14:39
    against, appeal, bedroom, how, make, tax, to…
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 17,184
    mikeymack2002
    30th May 2015, 11:16 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 13:09
    about, benefits, certain, know, more, want
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 13,817
    **Margaret**
    25th May 2015, 23:39 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 00:44
    discretionary, housing, payment
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 19,499
    stu007
    23rd April 2015, 23:45 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 17:16
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 13,230
    CookieRocks
    19th January 2015, 17:16 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 22:38
    2014, allowance, and, correct, employment, esa, interest, june, sources, support
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 16,033
    stu007
    10th June 2014, 22:38 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 17:27
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 17,618
    antone
    6th January 2014, 16:40 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 19:08
    find, foodbank, nearest, your
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 13,423
    RaeUK
    2nd October 2013, 19:22 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 09:37
    benefit, change, credit, housing, october, universal
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 12,916
    citizenB
    28th September 2013, 11:40 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 16:39
    2013, benefit, cap, new, summer
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 10,307
    Conniff
    11th September 2013, 16:39 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 00:16
    and, appeals, benefit, dispute, form, guidance, housing, reviews
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 12,247
    stu007
    13th June 2013, 00:16 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 13:48
    are, bank, being, benefits, charged, fees, letter, send, whilst, you
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 22,052
    dx100uk
    19th May 2013, 10:42 Go to last post
  24. Sticky Thread Sticky: Useful Links/Information

    National Minimum Wage - BERR HM Revenue...

    Started by freakyleaky‎, 2nd January 2008 17:32
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 50,208
    speedfreek
    15th September 2011, 13:50 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 20:22
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 28,324
    ErikaPNP
    10th August 2011, 21:37 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 18:08
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 39,712
    alfwithhair
    29th April 2011, 20:30 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 19:40
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 26,885
    ErikaPNP
    2nd April 2011, 20:13 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 16:26
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 34
    • Views: 65,054
    pawnbrokers
    27th October 2010, 13:12 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 19:13
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 29,385
    ErikaPNP
    5th September 2010, 19:13 Go to last post
  30. Forum Threads
  1. Recently claimed Universal Credit but my mother is now ill. Advice would be much appreciated.

    My fixed term contract at my recent job...

    Started by Max1968‎, 13th August 2018 18:58
    advice, appreciated, but, claimed, credit, ill, mother, much, now, recently, universal, would
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 472
    unclebulgaria67
    Today, 12:09 Go to last post
  2. Universal Credit - Moving House Question(3 Viewing) 

    I have recently (well still in the process...

    Started by Wayne C‎, Today 07:43
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 135
    unclebulgaria67
    Today, 10:09 Go to last post
  3. Job seekers and mobile phone question

    Hi, I am on JSA and my work coach has asked...

    Started by sophie77‎, 13th August 2018 18:05
    jsa, mobile, phone
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 703
    ericsbrother
    Yesterday, 12:09 Go to last post
  4. Change of Circumstance report or not?

    Hello, I wonder if anyone is able to...

    Started by albatross_‎, 15th August 2018 10:29
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 349
    antone
    16th August 2018, 01:57 Go to last post
  5. Universal credit LCWRA when returning to work

    Hello everyone I am after a bit of help...

    Started by stan drew‎, 8th August 2018 15:12
    credit, lcwra, returning, universal, when, work
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 575
    stan drew
    14th August 2018, 15:07 Go to last post
  6. friend switching from JSA to ESA - can a sanction be applied?(1 Viewing) 

    my friend cancelled his JSA claim today and...

    Started by joeski‎, 25th February 2014 02:48
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 ... 6
    about, applied, can, certificates., enquires, esa, focussed, group, ingeus, interview, jsa, medical, need, provide, question, quick, sanction, still, support, work, work programme, you, your
    • Replies: 110
    • Views: 27,084
    joeski
    13th August 2018, 14:36 Go to last post
  7. ESA and PIP Assessments not fit for purpose

    https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm20171...

    Started by reallymadwoman‎, 13th August 2018 10:15
    and, assessments, esa, fit, for, not, pip, purpose
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 335
    reallymadwoman
    13th August 2018, 10:15 Go to last post
  8. Maximus refusing ESA F2F home visit need urgent help please

    Cutting a very long story short. ...

    Started by Helen2264‎, 12th June 2018 13:35
    assessment, cancelled, confused, esa, f2f, help, home, maximus, need, please, refusing, urgent, visit
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 1,667
    Helen2264
    13th August 2018, 06:13 Go to last post
  9. ESA f2f assessment cancelled by Maximus confused

    I post a thread on here a while back. ...

    Started by Helen2264‎, 13th August 2018 01:47
    assessment, cancelled, confused, esa, f2f, maximus
    • Replies: -
    • Views: -
    Helen2264
    13th August 2018, 00:52 Go to last post
  10. All supported housing funding to be retained in welfare system - Housing Benefit

    All supported housing funding to be retained...

    Started by stu007‎, 9th August 2018 23:52
    all, benefit, funding, housing, retained, supported, system, welfare
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 338
    stu007
    9th August 2018, 23:52 Go to last post
  11. Do I tell?

    I have just finished my degree course and am...

    Started by fletch70‎, 1st July 2018 11:55
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,316
    fletch70
    7th August 2018, 20:00 Go to last post
  12. Carers Allowance Overpayment

    Hi, This morning i received a tax refund...

    Started by Wood18‎, 6th August 2018 21:48
    allowance, carers, overpayment
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 356
    Wood18
    6th August 2018, 21:48 Go to last post
  13. PIP Application call charges

    A friend has been charged £27.56 in service/...

    Started by Shelley181146‎, 5th August 2018 18:23
    application, call, charges, pip
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 472
    ploddertom
    6th August 2018, 11:20 Go to last post
  14. Right to see how they arrived at decision?

    My sister has been refused benefits because...

    Started by DamnGirl!‎, 22nd May 2018 17:27
    actors, arrived, benefits, decision, how, right, schedule d, see, they
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 2,505
    unclebulgaria67
    5th August 2018, 07:42 Go to last post
  15. Council Tax Benefit

    Do part time carers who rent their own homes...

    Started by Braveheart2009‎, 29th July 2018 11:26
    benefit, council, tax
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 753
    Braveheart2009
    31st July 2018, 23:09 Go to last post
  16. Housing Benefit Interview?

    When making an application for housing...

    Started by Braveheart2009‎, 29th July 2018 11:31
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 603
    Bazooka Boo
    30th July 2018, 12:52 Go to last post
  17. Request personal data from the DWP now online

    For anyone that might be interested a simple...

    Started by trebormoinet‎, 26th May 2018 17:07
    2 Pages
    1 2
    data, dwp, from, now, online, personal, request, the
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 2,488
    Ruby_Tuesday
    28th July 2018, 15:44 Go to last post
  18. Housing Benefit Help

    Hi there, sorry if this ends up a bit long...

    Started by charliesgranny‎, 25th July 2018 09:43
    benefit, help, housing
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 557
    tomtom256
    25th July 2018, 18:35 Go to last post
  19. JSA claim not closed properly

    resident came to see me as a community...

    Started by brassnecked‎, 23rd July 2018 19:09
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 969
    fkofilee
    25th July 2018, 16:49 Go to last post
  20. DRO cancelled due to UC back payment - is my Official Receiver correct - UC is not a disability benefit?

    Hi, The offical receiver has told me that...

    Started by Davmanthe great‎, 9th July 2018 22:55
    2 Pages
    1 2
    cancelled, debt, order, relief
    • Replies: 20
    • Views: 1,607
    Will Goodfellow
    15th July 2018, 21:47 Go to last post
  21. Budgeting Loans apply online

    https://www.gov.uk/budgeting-help-benefits/ho...

    Started by trebormoinet‎, 12th June 2018 15:39
    apply, budgeting, loans, online
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 1,188
    Ruby_Tuesday
    11th July 2018, 09:10 Go to last post
  22. Find a job website awful!

    Anyone signed up for the new job site that...

    Started by Channing_tatumfan455‎, 29th June 2018 21:07
    find, job, website
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 1,062
    trebormoinet
    9th July 2018, 15:01 Go to last post
  23. Universal jobmatch website to be replaced by Find a job service

    Not sure if this has been mentioned yet but...

    Started by louise2012‎, 19th April 2018 17:24
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 4
    • Replies: 72
    • Views: 19,190
    tomtom256
    9th July 2018, 09:25 Go to last post
  24. Question WCA Should i be concerned?

    Hi, Im hoping to get some advise on my last...

    Started by Johnn Davies‎, 4th July 2018 16:17
    concerned, should, wca
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 774
    Ruby_Tuesday
    6th July 2018, 06:02 Go to last post
  25. Money taken from fathers estate by Solicitors

    I am trying to help a friend who lives...

    Started by shortwoman68‎, 2nd July 2018 21:23
    estate, fathers, from, money, solicitors, taken
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 983
    Ethel Street
    5th July 2018, 07:13 Go to last post


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