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  1. I can’t help but think that we’re massively over complicating things here, pick up the phone and ask to speak with the PM. Explain the issue and ask them to sort it out. I could solve 99.999999% of problems within an hour or so provided someone actually told me what the problem was. By the time I was receiving letters spanning several pages and having to dig through notes and speak to people to get their accounts of what happened it could take weeks to gather the info and get replies from everyone. Just pick up the phone at lunchtime on Tuesday, ask for the PM
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  2. They've probably just updated the letters sent out to reflect that decision rather than anything sinister - amazing how quick the DWP can move when it's in their favour (sic). If it stops people unwillingly/unknowingly accruing an overpayment then I say it's good thing! On the PIP claims don't delay on the new claim waiting to gather evidence for a home visit as you'll just face the same problem. Seriously don't! You really shouldn't have withdrawn you 1st PIP claim and fought the home assessment as recent rulings on PIP conversions and FTA (failed to attend) a PIP Fac
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  3. There was an Upper Tribunal decision on an overpayment of SDP paid with an ESA award due to either DLA or PIP ending (can't remember which?) recently that held that the claimant was liable because they failed to inform ESA that the qualifying benefit had ended. Basically they should have known the SDP payment was wrong and taken steps to actively stop it Bit of a big change that one as previously it would more than likely to be written off as an Official Error by the DWP as ESA should automatically receive a stop notice when the qualifying benefit ended. Really depends on how long
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  4. The idiots who run these parking companies are under the illusion that they can add any amount they want when using debt collectors to write a letter. Under the Office of Fair Trading Debt Guidelines they state 2 . 10[e] applying charges which are disproportionate to the main debt is considered an unfair practice. https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20060716004337/http://www.oft.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/50F06527-9FC5-4610-B385-999D6E2A8950/0/oft664.pdf Now the OFT are no longer exist but these regulations have been accepted by the FCA and no Court would think that 60 pound is propo
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  5. lets hope you get a different judge if this proceeds to trial .....transferring the claim out because of change of solicitors....my oh my
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