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Simon7685 last won the day on June 26 2010

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  1. Sorry for daft question but is that she will lose SDP even if I don't claim Carers Allowance?
  2. My Mother is 87 lives alone and struggles to manage on her own with worsening health problems all the time. She gets AA and a SDP amount included in her pension credit. I am going to become her carer and will claim UC as a full time carer 35 hours a week, probably more. I understand that in UC I will get the carer element of 156.45 included in my UC and will not have any work requirements under the claimant commitment. If I claim CA for looking after her she loses the SDP she gets in her pension credit. However if I do not claim CA will she keep the SDP or does she still lose it becau
  3. I have just completed my migration from DLA to PIP. My DLA was an indefinite award of HRM & MRC. My assessment went better than I expected to be fair, I asked the assessor the normal question re what she thought my chances were, she said she would support what I had put in my application. After a 5 week wait the letter arrived last Saturday. I was awarded standard rate mobility on an ongoing basis until June 2026. I received no award for daily care. On checking the letter closer I saw that they had awarded 8 points for daily care - so I should have got the standard ra
  4. Thanks everyone for the advice it is appreciated. Just to answer some of the questions posed, I am the only surviving relative now so the buck stops with me. I know I will qualify unless there was a massive turnaround in my finances which is unlikely. It is really just the worry of the DWP taking what is in the current account into account towards the cost as that is obviously money that is used for living expenses. We decided to go with a joint account to make things easier in the long term and because there is no property or anything else involved it made sense, also if my Mother bec
  5. I am hoping someone with some knowledge of help with funeral costs can help me out. My Mother and I have a joint bank current account, she has no savings and neither do I. Depending on the time of the month there can be up to £1000 or more in the account. I know already that when the time comes I qualify for a funeral payment as I get DLA as well as working tax credits, so that is not the issue. My Mother is 83 and not in good health so wants to have everything in order as most people do. We have been told that when the time comes the DWP will want to see a final bank statement as
  6. Thanks for the advice, I realised that it would be a civil case as opposed to a criminal one but I had thought that technically it amounted to fraud, that this would be the route to go down. So I appreciate your advice on that and I will heed it if I have to complete the court papers. I used the bank charges interest calculator I used when I claimed my bank charges back several years ago for calculating the 8% (just ammended it) because of the low amounts of the overcharging it only came to £2.01, which seems a small amount by way of compensation on its own. After all they have deprived
  7. I am about to embark on taking a Housing Association to court for what I believe is fraud. I could do with some general advice on whether fraud is the right way forward. Without putting too much into a public forum, the details are; In January my Mother suspected that her housing association were taking money in the form of overcharging. This amounted to her water rates which she pays directly by DD every month to the Association not the water company, they bill the Housing Association. During the course of the last 3 years they have taken money for periods of time that they were
  8. Just a quick update.......... WTC etc all paid on time as promised by HMRC. Still no sign of self employed confirmation from HMRC, the council want that as part of the HB claim, so I will have to chase that up after new year, as I doubt I will get any sense before then. No sign of Return to Work Credit being paid yet, I got the official notification dated 17 December. It said payment is normally made on a Tuesday and should be in the bank by the Friday but no sign as yet. Next week will be week 4, so at least it should mean a lump sum to start the New Year with..........
  9. Incidentally regarding your alleged visit that took place when you were in and no one heard the intercom etc. I sympathise greatly with you. This seems to be everybodies excuse nowadays.......... On a seperate note, I had an attempted delivery on Tuesday while we were in waiting for it, anyway they tried to get an answer for 10 minutes before giving up and leaving a card. We never heard the bell or door, neither did the neighbours. So I organised it to be delivered on 21/12 because I had to go to my MIL's funeral 80 miles away. Anyway they are now claiming I signed for my item at my
  10. So is this being classed as a positive or negative step RMW?
  11. Another positive to report back, the DEA at my local Jobcentre called today, just to let me know that my RTWC claim had been authorised, she wanted to let me know, just in case the letter was late because of Xmas post. She didn't need to do that, so I was actually quite impressed by it and I think it proves the point that not everyone that works in DWP is bad, or doesn't care about the people they are supposed to be helping. One slight negative......... I still haven't heard from HMRC regarding my self employed registration, I did it online on 29 November and thought I would have g
  12. Thats a result then:whoo:. Hopefully they will leave you alone for a good while now:-D
  13. Postman delivered a letter from Return to Work Credits this morning......... Good news they have awarded me it and payments are to commence at £40 a week for 52 weeks. I am really pleased at how quickly they have got everything sorted for me and it is nice to know I have that little bit of security for the next 12 months......
  14. I have been reading about some of your trials and tribulations with ATOSser and I do feel for you Margaret. I don't know sometimes where you find the strength to keep going like you do and I truly hope that at some point soon, you get the right result and left alone by them. Though knowing them I think more like months more messing you around infringing on your rights to end up in a long appeal process that you will win following their Eurovision assessment of nil points..........
  15. The Self Employment is going as well as I think it can, it was all a bit rushed in the end as you know I could have done with it starting in January but it is at least nice waking up knowing that I do not have to deal with the odious ATOSsers anymore. We have just had a bereavement in the family (MIL), so the timing could not have been worse for it really. If I can get everything fully running by thesecond week of January I will be very happy. Then I just need to make some houses to build a portfolio, get some orders and make some money. I am spending most of my time organising reall
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