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  1. This topic was closed on 03/08/19. If you have a problem which is similar to the issues raised in this topic, then please start a new thread and you will get help and support there. If you would like to post up some information which is relevant to this particular topic then please flag the issue up to the site team and the thread will be reopened. - Consumer Action Group
  2. Keep on fighting ragsrule, you will get there in the end Good advice also Ruby, that would have been our next move if the appeal was rejected but I think even they knew that to place my wife in a work related group without as much as a medical was totally wrong!!
  3. Oh, as for debt advice, there is a fantastic charity which used to be called the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) but I think they are now partners with a place called "StepChange" who will do an income and expenditure budget plan with you, leave you with a decent amount of money to live on each month whilst at the same time contact all the people you owe money to and tell them, yes TELL THEM (not ask) they have to stop any interest they are charging and they will have to accept a certain amount of money each month and those people will not be allowed to contact you again until the "
  4. Thanks for all the support and comments guys, and for you in particular ragsrule I can 100% relate to how you are feeling. My wife was exactly the same, she got herself so upset and in a panic at the thought of me having to go out to work if things went differently because there would be no chance my wife could have done so. I we were forced into a corner like that, I would have had no alternative but to request social care for my wife whilst I worked and we appealed - she wasn't agreeable to that either simply because of the discomfort and embarrassment factor, but we can't live off nothi
  5. Well, thankfully my wife received a letter this morning explaining they have now reviewed the decision and placed her in the support group which, on one hand is a complete and utter relief to us both but on the other just proves the initial decisions being made regarding these applications are not based on the forms or medical evidence available to them. If those decisions were informed and considered one's, my wife would have been placed in the support group from the beginning and she wouldn't have had to ensure the additional stress and strain over the past month or so. Regardless, I'
  6. Thanks for the reply aw248 - it's great if people are able to attend the JC interviews but unfortunately my wife isn't - she has chronic pain from the different illnesses she has and finds it extremely difficult to interact with people she doesn't know, particularly in public and busy places. She has been through all the consultations in the past and tried all the various "therapies" too and because nothing seemed to hit the mark for her she has basically been abandoned as far as I'm concerned, so much so that we have even fought with our local pain management clinic to have her re-enlisted
  7. Just an update on the situation ... my wife received a letter on Friday asking her to attend an interview at the local Job Centre which sent her into an absolute tizz !. Her Dr wrote a letter to ATOS explaining she was unsuitable to attend a previous medical because of her disabilities and social interaction problems, yet here we have the DWP asking her to attend an interview to discuss the "help" and "support" available to her in the hope of helping her back to work. I phoned to try and explain the situation and was put through to a main call centre, sent around the houses and then heard
  8. Yep, just tried adding it again, but it would appear I'm not able to post URL's or at least not to that site anyway.
  9. Ahh, thanks Nystagmite, seems like our post's crossed in the night ... I think both pages say the same thing anyways
  10. Guys, thanks for all the replies, and yes, my wife fits a number of the criteria for being placed in the Support Group - some are on a constant basis whilst other criteria would be on a day to day basis. For example, her mood and ability to communicate successfully can fluctuate from one day to the next, one day she can be reasonably OK (yet, for me, knowing my wife better that most I'd say it's still a denigration of what it used to be and it's certainly not getting any better) but other days it's virtually impossible to recognise my wife; she becomes withdrawn, grey almost, and simply want
  11. Thanks Margaret, I have already sent a letter of appeal away and received an acknowledgement back stating they had received it (sorry, forgot to mention that in my first post). In the appeal letter I reiterated the chronic pain and discomfort my wife experiences on a daily basis which prevents her from performing even the simplest of tasks without fear of her injuring or harming herself, and the fact their decision was made in the absence of any physical examination and the vast majority of the details on the ESA form seemed to have been ignored. As far as I'm concerned, the decision
  12. Hi guys, looking for a little feedback if possible and most appreciated in advance Basically, my wife has been claiming Incapacity Benefit and Income Support for around 3 years now, and since that time I have been her full time carer due to a catalogue of health problems, the main of which include Fibromyalgia, Osteopenia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and severe depression. She also suffers from Arthritis to make matters even worse. In short, for anyone who is unfamiliar with these illnesses, fibromyalgia is a degenerative muscular problem which causes chronic pain to my wife constantly
  13. I had the same problem a while ago and don't expect the banks to listen basically, particularly if you have a mixed income to your bank such as wages/benefits. From my limited exposure to matters like this, it would appear that they are NOT allowed to take money from benefits as this has been deemed the minimum amount of money you can live on by the welfare system although the confusion often comes in when you have more than 1 income to your bank account and they could simply turn round and argue this case if they wanted to, not that they would because they are more likely to simply tell you
  14. gemspan, thanks for the reply - strangely enough I actually wondered about even posting my argument here as I've no doubt the banks lawyers are also scouring this and other similar sites to see what's happening and what angle's people are possibly going to come from next but decided to post it anyway. Thanks for the info and advice and will do as you suggest so it's just a matter now of getting myself finalised and submit the IA to the court. Will keep updating the thread as and when. Cheers Marko
  15. Drafted a rough outline of how I intend to approach the court on lifting this sist, although please remember this is only a draft and would seriously appreciate anyone's opinions, comments and criticisms on the below before I submit it. Thanks in advance Incidental Application Case number (Pursuer) V (Defender) The Pursuer respectfully crave the Court to: Recall the sist for the above case number and grant the pursuer, Mr [fore,surname], to continue with the case. Additionally, he wishe
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