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  1. Hi Evry1,

    I am after some advice (obviously).

     

    This morning I received a letter from the DWP.

    They advised me that from March 2018, I will be eligible for pension credit.

     

    I curently received Conts ESA , basic rate due to private pension.

    I also receive Ind. Inj. Disability Benefit. .

     

    The DWP have not given me any advice in the letter,

    ie. How much I would receive etc.

     

    They have merely said if I dont wish to claim it, I need do nothing.

     

    However, get in contact with Pension Credit Office ; if I want to claim it.

     

    So now,

    I am wondering should I claim Pension Credit or stay with the ESA .

     

    A little background - I have a serious lower spine injury.

    I have had three lots of surgery on it.

    Hence I have been placed in the Chronic group and dont have to go for medicals anymore.

     

    My total benefits are £800 per 4 weeks.

    I also receive £800 net from my pension.

    Should I stay with the benefits or claim pension credit.

    I will be 65 yrs in September 2018 .

     

    Your thoughts plse. -

     

    Cheers - Scousegeezer

  2. I have recently had a few letters from HMRC. The first told me that I owe them £1100-00p. The other letters set out how I come to owe this amount. I have contacted them and told them that I cannot possibly pay them this money. I am unemployed , disabled and have just gone through a divorce. I subsequently received another letter from them stating that if I don't pay up, they will start to charge me interest. Now, I receive Industrial Injuries Disability Benefit and DLA (mobility) higher rate. The amount of benefit I receive puts me over the threshold for income related ESA; therefore I don't receive that. I am now in a position , just as a lot of people; that I have to pay 20% of my council tax out of my benefits. Add to this that I have to pay £25 per month to the legal aid people - to clear my debt with them , due to the divorce. I just cannot afford to pay any money to HMRC. PLEASE, where do I go from here. Many thanks in anticipation.

     

    Cheers - Scousegeezer

  3. Hi Ross,

    Were you given a verbal NIP at your home on the night - i.e - you will be reported for the question of consideration for prosecuting you etc etc. ( does any of that sound familiar.) If so they did not have to send you a written NIP within the fourteen days. If they have not done either then thay have failed to deal with you correctly and on that point of law you should win your case. I dont think I can comment further as the law is different in Scotland and I dont have that experience to make any usefulf suggestions. ( re Scotland that is )

     

    Cheers - Scousegeezer

  4. Hi All,

    Surfer, Southampton comes into it because that's where Trethowans are based and thats where thay made the application for the claim.

     

    My brother has contacted the court and been told that he must download a form from their website and send the form in to have the court changed to Liverpool County Court, they have also advised him that it will cost him £75 to do this.

     

    The money is not recoverable - so it works out more expensive than paying the invoice in the first place.

     

    I feel terrible about all this because I gave him the advice in the first place to just ignore the invoice,

    but now one way or another it's going to cost him more than paying up.

     

    I gave him that advice because that's what I have read on this forum.

     

    The letter states that 17th January is for a prelinimary hearing, that is quite clear.

     

    When he initially received the claim ,

    he wrote back to the court on the defence form ;

    stating that he could not enter a defence as there was not enough detail in the claim to do so.

     

    However, he stated that he would be defending the matter.

     

    He also requested the court to strike out the claim due to the fact that there was not enough detail. But the court wrote back with the preliminary hearing letter.

     

    there we have it.

    With whats happened to my brother I dont feel that I could advise people to ignore these invoices.

     

    What say ye people.

     

    Cheers - S.G.

  5. Hi evry1,

    I have just returned from holiday, to find that my brother has received a preliminary hearing date.

     

    This for the County Court in Southampton,

    the alleged indiscretion happened in Liverpool and we north live in Liverpool.

     

    The date of prelim hearing is 17th January.

     

    My brother replied to the inital papers as outlined above,

    but the court appear to be allowing the claim top go ahead.

     

    What do we do now plse.

     

    All advice gratefully received .

     

    Cheers - Scousegeezer

  6. A127,

    Many thanks.

    The claim form is vary vague, just states £50 for parking charge.

    Nothing else.

     

    So for now,

    I have told my brother to ring the court today; to check the validity.

     

    If it is valid, I have printed out the template response in defence

    - ie the claimant should enter more details in order that a defence/admission could be arrived at.

     

    We are hoping that the court will strike it out because of lack of detail.

     

    If Trethowans then re-submit the claim, I will contact you with my and my brothers e-mail addresses; for your help.

     

    Many thanks - S.G.

  7. Hi All,

    Anyone heard of Trethowans Sols. from Southampton.

     

    My brother recvd an alleged Parking fine notice from a PPC at the beginning of the year.

     

    I advised him to ignore everything as I have read on here.

    This he did.

     

    He has rung me a short while ago,

    having just got home from work,

    to say he has now recvd a County Court Summons from Southampton County Court; for the non payment of the "fine".

     

    I have not been round to see him yet,

    but I am aware that some "solicitors" issue papers to alleged "offenders" which look like County Court Summones.

     

    Are Trethowans known for this, is it possible that the papers are fraudulent.

     

    Any advise plse.

     

    Many thanks - S.G.

  8. Hi All,

    Need some advice / comfirmation that I am right/ or indeed to be told that I am wrong.

     

    Everyone can see that I am in Liverpool.

     

    up here in the nothwest, there is a quite large newspaper with daily circulation.

    As a result of an advert in this newspaper at the beginning of August, I bought a "posh pussy".

     

    When I collected the kitten the lady who sold him to me (private breeder at home) told me that she would forward the pedigree to me at my home.

    I left my address, wasn't worried about no receipt as the pedigree would show me as being the owner.

     

    Since then I have not received anything from her.

    I have text her and phoned her - she ignores both.

     

    Now to the salient point.

    I know everything about her except her surname.

    I cant look it up as she has only just moved into the house from where we collected the kitten

    - so she wont be on the voters register as yet.

     

    This morning I went to the newspaper office and requested the lady's surname.

     

    They have refused to give it to me , claiming they cant because of data protection.

     

    I argued that I had legitimate reason and had shown good cause for requiring the information, they still refused .

     

    Referring me to Trading Standards. I then asked the the address of the company's data officer

    - to be told

    - WE DONT HAVE ONE.

     

    I pointed out that they had lots of peoples names and adresses on computer ,

    as well as other information

    - they should have a data officer.

     

    I was again told that they don't.

    I am right or wrong.

    If I am right who do I complain to about this

    - is it the information Commissioner, or someone else.

     

    Thanks for your time - I kept it as shortas I could.

     

    S.G.

  9. Hi Tilly,

    So far as sanctions and proof of applying for jobs goes, I would suggest that you print out any job applications that you apply for on line; before submitting the application itself. I would also recommend print out the e-mail once it has been sent, as the application form quite often is an attachment to an e-mail. This will show that you are doing your best. Once you have sent your e-mail for a job, go to your sent folder open the e-mail and print it out. I do hope you have a printer. Then keep all of the e-mails and applications , so you can produce them when requested to do so. DO NOT ever throw any of them away. Kepp all of them until you have found a job. Sometimes you keep them for say three months then throw them away, but then something happens and it comes back to bite you. Hope this helps a little.

     

    Cheers - S.G.

  10. Chez,

    Interesting. In that case I wouldwrite to the Fixed Penalty Office at Merseyside Police HQ and request the video evidence. Must admit I have never heard of that case . When you request the evidence quote the above case otherwise they will send you a template letter stating that you are not entitled to the evidence. Send it recorded delivery, signed for.

     

    The address is on the back of the ticket its the L69 postcode address - do not write to the court.

     

    Cheers - mScousegeezer.

  11. Chez,

    I dont know if you are aware, but the end of the M57 towards switch island has road lights. You have stated a couple of times that it was an unlit road/motorway. How busy was the road. Is it possible that the officers confused your friends car with the actual offending vcehicle, in light of the speead and spray that would have been thrown up. If the officers had taken the trouble to take your friend back to their car, they would have shown her the actual video footage of her car speeding ; not just the speed displayed and her car stationary. You may find that Merseyside Police may still summon your friend to court, given the speed and the road conditions. As regards the time - there is something called the slip rule which would allow the officers to change the time - easy mistake to make - just forgot to put pm instead of leaving it as 11.23. AS has been previously stated - you cannot request any evidence. Your friend will have to attend the pre-trial meeting , enter a plea of not guilty and then request disclosure , including the video evidence. If there isnt any video evidence............. well make your own mind up.

     

    Cheers - Scousegeezer

  12. Hi Detox ,

    Welcome to the site. Thanks for the job you did for us ,out in Iraq. Difficult question really that you have posed. There are problems with just leaving a job. Sanctions by DWP being one of the possibilities. How long have you been in your current job, what does your contract state about sickness and payment during sickness. If you really cant cope I would suggest a visit to your doctor and discuss how you are feeling. S/he may then sign you off work, but this will be determined by which part of the country you live in. Some areas now have fit notes rather than sick notes. If your employer does not pay while you are on sick leave ( other than SSP) , when your SSP runs out you will then have to apply for Employment Support Allowance. I'm not too sure abpout the working tax credit angle - whether you will no longer be eligible for it as you will no longer be strictly working. ESA is not that much and you will have to weigh up , eventually; things like losing the working tax credits etc and therefore the consequent loss of income. Once on ESA you income WILL be much lower eventually. That may in turn put a strain on your relationship with your partner, which in turn will increase your stress and may affect your recovery time. Look at your contract with regard to your sick-pay and discuss with your partner before you do ANYTHING , then go see your GP and see what s/he says about working. Lets take it steady and not ruch into anything too quickly.

     

    Once again - thanks for the job you did whilst serving and good luck with everything.

     

    Cheers - Scousegeezer

  13. Rightinit,

    The bad news is that there isn't much you van do anout it ' as you havent been there twelve months. Twelve months is the point were you get some protection. Although if the company were worth their salt they would invoke the correct discipline procedures. Until you have been there twelve months they can dismiss you at any point for whatever they like really. Sorry.

     

    Cheers - Scousegeezer.

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