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reallymadwoman last won the day on August 15 2018

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  1. No unidentified creditors have come forward yet. The identified ones who haven't responded are a Barclaycard (two different accounts) and Vanquis - at least one of them has a balance over £2000 though the Vanquis account may be less than £500.
  2. Still trying to deal with this. I wrote to all the creditors I was able to identify, some have responded, some haven't so I've today sent chaser letters as I know that there will be an outstanding balance to pay for at least 2 of them. I also put the notice in the Gazette, the time limit for that runs out in about 2 weeks. If some creditors are simply not responding, how many times do I have to write to them before giving up and assuming they don't want any money? Incidentally, DWP still haven't bothered to justify their demand despite two reminders.
  3. Fairly predictably, I've had a response to my complaint (but not even an acknowledgement of the request for mandatory reconsideration, which was in the same envelope) which doesn't actually address what I was complaining about but gives a load of irrelevant and patronising information about the WCA process. Why do DWP employees assume that a benefit claimant who is disabled must also be 'intellectually challenged'? It's offensive. No mention of the DM not having any of the evidence before making a decison. No mention of them not even bothering to tell me the outcome - and they still haven't even though it was more than 2 months ago. I can see this turning into another widescreen epic with the complaint to the Independent Case Examiner having an outside chance of getting a decision before the appeal is heard.
  4. Basically by being stubborn and just refusing to pay without documentation.
  5. Just to update, EE eventually cancelled all allegedly outstanding charges. Despite being told to by the Ombudsman, they never did supply any documentation.
  6. So far as I am aware, PIP is always paid every 4 weeks and I've never before heard of anyone being paid monthly. For example, I am always paid every 4th Thursday, so is your wife being paid on, for example, the first of every month rather than on a specific day? If your wife is only being paid monthly then she or you need to contact DWP to query it.
  7. PIP is normally paid every 4 weeks, not monthly.
  8. The general opinion is that Amber Rudd's statement won't make a blind bit of difference to most people.
  9. I've found it now, going through my profile. 195 pages means I've been spending too much time here I think! Previously clicked 'Content I started' and it will still only give me one page. I knew there was more!
  10. I can't seem to find my old threads. When I click on 'content I started' it loads the first page, but it won't load any more than that. What am I doing wrong?
  11. I am receiving help with the court claim against Maximus, however I have just been provided with some of the information I asked DWP for on 4th December and I now have yet more issues. The decision maker admits he/she didn't have my ESA50 form or any evidence other than a very brief report from Maximus, but still though it OK to make a totally ridiculous decision based on a MED3. The last time I had to send in a sick note was in 2005, and I don't think they were even called 'Med3' then. The decision, though made over a month ago, hasn't actually been communicated to me. Can I do a mandatory reconsideration request anyway? The advice from Maximus was on a form 'ESA85A'. There's no space for any details of what conditions I have or what medication I take etc, just two paragraphs saying what points I score for one descriptor, no mention of any others and the prognosis given in the 'prognosis' section differs from the prognosis in the 'justification' section. Is this normal? Shouldn't there be more pages (it does say page 1 of 2, the second page is blank apart from a signature and date).
  12. You can apply for exemption from paying vehicle tax if you get the: higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) enhanced rate mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement Armed Forces Independence Payment The vehicle must be registered in the disabled person’s name or their nominated driver’s name. It must only be used for the disabled person’s personal needs. It cannot be used by the nominated driver for their own personal use.
  13. I've messaged a few possible sources of help.
  14. Maximus have now provided extracts from some of the information I asked for and have 'reviewed the file'. Despite this they insist they no longer have the information as it was all passed to DWP on 2nd January so either someone has a very good memory or they're lying. They've also effectively admitted to negligence (asking me to attend an assessment centre) and disability discrimination (insisting on a GPs letter to get a home assessment regardless of what other evidence they have) and made a derisory offer of compensation. I'm happy to take this to Court if I have to. I can draft the Particulars of Claim and deal with all the paperwork, however I am seeking support from an interested organisation as I would like a legal bod with experience of discrimination claims to check the particulars over and I will need assistance at Court. If anyone knows of an organisation that might be willing to help, please let me know.
  15. It depends if the ESA is contribution based or income based. If contribution based then only certain pension payments to the claimant are taken into account, if income based then any partner's earnings are taken into account.
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