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  1. Hi, Yes I did and lost. I was on IB from 1997 then was transferred to ESA in 2012. I was on Contribution Based. This ended in 2013 and I was then transferred to Income based in Dec 2013. Where next? My hip problem only came to light last November 2013. The DWP was informed of this but I was told there was nothing that could be done with my claim until it is reassed in October 2014.
  2. Thank you for the reply. The original letter from my consultant that I am under for my COPD did a letter and also stated that my ability to walk some days is impossible with my hip. They dont seem to have taken any notice. Hopefully as you said someone will be along to help. Thank you
  3. Hi All, I have been claiming IB since 97. It was then transferred over to ESA. Since last year I have been harrassed by the Advisor that I am under to either Undertake Training, or get a job. My illnesses are: COPD, Raynauds, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and I am also awaiting to see a Hip Surgeon about a hip replacement. I have always attended the Interviews with the advisor except for one and I phoned because I was to ill to attend. All the training things she want to send me on have been silly like: Plastering, plumbing etc. You get the picture. Then she booked me on a IT course with some company that thought they were god. I went a couple of times, but being spoken to like I was a child wasnt on plus I do have trouble with pens and keyboards after about half an hour of use. Their attitude was you will attend 15 hours a week or we will stop your money and we get paid for you being here. She has now put me on another course for English. Now she knows that I have trouble some days even getting out of bed because of my hip. I was due to go on that course today, but, can hardly walk this morning, and bearing in mind it is a 15 min walk from the bus stop I would not be able to do. I emailed the provider so I had a written trail and they were fine about it. Now, what I would like to know is: Can I be sanctioned because I did not go. I do not know from day to day how my illnesses will be until I get up in the morning. If I lose that money, I will be in hardship. Do I have to participate in these activities at present. They have had letters from my consultant outlining my illnesses but have chose to ignore them. Can someone help me to understand what my next course of action is. I am not due to see advisor till sept 14 but have a feeling I will be called in earlier. I have been seeing the advisor since Jan 13. So it is not as if they do not know my illnesses. Shall I get a certificate from my Doctor to say I cannot go to these things yet? Shall I write to the head office (Belfast) and complain about this. I am due to be reassessed in October. I am not saying I will not be able to participate in any activities in the future but not at present. What will happen when I have my hip op? I am on Income Based ESA. The stress this is causing me now is making me sick. I am not sleeping or eating. Eating I am trying to save the money for other bills in case they sanction my money. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. While writing this the post has been and I have appt with Hip Consultant on the 14th July 2014. Thank you
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    Hi I was on Incapacity Benefit for ages since 97. Went to all of the medicals for that and they said I could not work due to depression. This has now changed and I have more illnessess. Since then I have gone from IB to ESA first Cont Based now Income Based. What I would like to know is How many times do you need to see an advisor. I have been approx 10 now. I see the same one everytime. It seems to me that she is trying to push me back into work. She even tried to get me to go on training courses for plumbing etc., When she new full well that that would be impossible for me to do. I have various illnesses COPD, Osteo Arthritis in both hips and hands, Raynauds plus carpol tunnel. I have letters from hospital and drs. which she has seen. I am due to be reassed with a new form to fill out in Oct 14. She is now trying to get me to do a course in IT and Retail. Do I have to go on these courses? Please bare in mind with the medication I am on by the time 12pm comes I am very tired and most of these courses are all day. I cannot switch times of my medication as some are slow release and need the time space. Please I would be in so much pain I would not be able to move. Any advice on what I should do? I am due to see her again on the 11th June 2014. I am limited to the amount of time I can type etc., because of medical conditions. Use to stick to help walk and also splints on hands. I said to her it is going to be hard for me to actually hold down a job, because of medical conditions and hosp appts. plus some mornings I cannot get out of bed because of pain. She said we have to be seen to be doing something. Any suggestions what to do. I feel as if I am being pressured into something that may be impossible for me. Thank you for reading this. Forgot to add I have been seeing the Advisor for ESA since last Jan 2013. I also have 10 Medications on my prescription every month. Is it best to just wait it out until it is reassessed with another form in October? I am also waiting to see a Hip Surgeon.
  5. Hi, Yes it is my sons. No well not a huge amount really. £1468.00 I will be sending off an income and expenditure form to them on monday recorded delivery with the offer amount. He has no assets only his car which he needs for work committments. He lives with me.
  6. Hi, Mu son had a letter from the above regarding a debt with AKTIV KAPITAL (UK) Ltd-PROGRESSIVE CREDIT LIMITED It did not state what the debt was for. So we sent a letter not acknowledging any debt. We also sent the letter regarding contact by telephone and door step visits. We sent that on the 25th February 2014 Recorded Delivery. Today 12th May 2014 we have received another letter dated 9th May 2014 with copies of the debt in question which was Aqua Credit Card. When my son had this card he did get into difficulties with paying it as he lost his job they were unhelpful about accepting reduced payments so they received no payment. Last payment made 14/7/2011 £20. They have sent copies of the Credit agreement and copies of all of his statements from when he had the card. Last statement date 11/7.12. The letter states further to your recent communication and have pleasure in enclosing a copy of Credit Agreement and detailed statement of account. We trust the position has now been clarified and require a payment and settlement proposal within 7 days in order to resolve this matter without further delay. What is the best course of action to take now. We have had no notification that they are officially in charge of this debt. Shall we write back and ask them for paperwork to say that the debt has now been passed to them. Any help please would be appreciated. Thanks
  7. If my benefit was sanctioned then I should have been notified, but they said it was because of the appeal I put in. Have asked them to put that in writing again I doubt if they will.
  8. Hi Sorry for the late reply. If I receive the £200 that they have stopped I can still pay the rent in full. Yes I still owe arrears on it and lucky enough they HB didnt stop. But the arrears have come down quite alot and by June 2014 they will be clear. To top it all on Friday had a email from LL saying the lady that does his books says that September payment bounced went into his account then came out again and was never paid back in. (I know not this subject been writing on) I replied that is strange and she must have got me mixed up with someone else as " I PAY THE RENT CASH DIRECT INTO YOUR ACCOUNT IT DOES NOT GO BY SO OR DD" I dont think his book keeping lady likes me. I have also received a PIP Claim Form which I will fill in and send back, but do not hold out much hope on that one. Will see if the £200 goes into my account with the Post Office tomorrow as they said it would. Havent had another appt with the Job centre adviser yet, but when I do she will get a piece of my mind and I will be taking all my medication and paperwork down with me. How many appts are you supposed to have with them? Thanks
  9. Thats is my argument. There was no paperwork with the letters about ESA regarding appealing with the decision. I have put in a complaint about that but dont think it will get anywhere. I think I am calm just very annoyed. It does mean though that I will have to do a bit of juggling with the bills etc., to make sure everything is paid and I will have to put them in order of importance until it is sorted starting with rent, which as they have stopped the money will be £200 short. But I am sure I can make this up somehow. I will not borrow as I know I will not be able to pay back. It is income related ESA (sorry if I did not state that). Also will I get very far if I complain to the manager of the job centre about my ESA advisor? Thanks
  10. Hi, I have just found out that my ESA (WRAG) was stopped because I put in an appeal about being put into the wrong work group. I was then told that I could not appeal as time limit had ran out. NOwhere in any of my paperwork did it say I could appeal if decision was wrong. So I sent in a letter with a letter from consultant at the hospital as I feel that I am in the wrong group and being hounded by the job centre to keep going there to see my adviser. She then keeps telling me I can do training courses for Plumbing, electrics etc., Now this is considering I have COPD Arthritis in both hips and carpel tunnel syndrome and suffer from depression and raynauds.All confirmed by the hospital. They have now said that it will start and be in my account on the 28th Jan. Can they stop it even if I cant appeal. The last appt at the job centre I could not attend and cancelled as I was ill and said I could provide proof of this. I was also told that I could send in a letter and say that I did not appeal in the time limit as I was not informed. Will they stop my money again while this is going on? How many interviews do you have to attend at the job centre with an advisor I have had 10 now and missed the 11th. Also been told that my review is due around october is it worth holding out till then and then put every bit of evidence with it or send in letter. Thanks for your help
  11. UPDATE: I texted the LL. He sent me an email and said, she was wrong to word or even send email like that. He said she may be just wondering why the arrears were taking longer to clear. He confirmed there is no interest being added and the arrears are coming down. He is also happy to carry on with the way things are. So that is a wait of my mind. Thank you for all of your help.
  12. I will. What I am going to start doing is do 2 separate payments . Mark one Rent the other Arrears. So there are 2 receipts. I have emailed her again and asked her to confirm where the arrears are mounting up. Also stated again Rent is £1000 as per contract. Thanks for all the advice.
  13. Thank you. I will do. That is if she comes back. She emailed at 10.06 friday morning I had sent her an email back at 10.15 she never replied. Also if she has got it wrong can I take any action against her and refuse to communicate with her and just communicate with my LL? I have printed off everything I have to take with me, I think I should go tomorrow just to be on the safe side and see what they say as it will be difficult getting there any other day this week as I have hospital appointments. The CAB where I am is only open 10am to 12pm. It is not doing my illnesses any good with the worrying.
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