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  1. Providing he is an employee and not self-employed, there is no reason why he should not receive statutory sick pay (SSP) from his employer. He will obviously need to provide a statement of fitness to work (sick note)from the hospital or his GP to confirm he is too unwell to work.
  2. Slander and libel are both very complicated and specialist areas of law; therefore VERY expensive to pursue. Your best bet is to speak to a solicitor and ask hat a warning letter is sent. That MAY bring an end to your problems. If not, I hope you have very deep pockets.
  3. Nothing will happen apart from a few more threatening letters and that will be it.
  4. Your insurance with the Post Office was to make sure they delivered the Postal Orders to the address - job done.
  5. I would suggest that with the current weather conditions constantly hovering around freezing, a boiler and heating system not working suddenly IS an emergency.
  6. You are entitled to get travelling expenses to collect a Crisis Loan or it can be paid directly into your account.
  7. "Sickness Benefit" hasn't existed for over 15 years, it was replaced with Incapacity Benefit (IB). However, since the introduction of Employment Support Allowance (ESA), you can no longer claim IB - you can now only make a new claim for ESA.
  8. First things first and vitally important, she needs to complete a report in the accident book and then take a copy of the report.
  9. I highly doubt they will prosecute over this debt - even if they do, it will go in your favour if you meet it head-on with an immediate offer of repayment.
  10. From what you say, there is no doubt that you didn't tell the council about a change in your circumstances which led to an overpayment of benefit. What you need to do is make an offer to repay the debt at an amount you can afford on a weekly or monthly basis. Make the effort to go to the council as soon as you can. All the best.
  11. Knowing how difficult breakdown companies are, I shall be following this thread with interest. Best of luck with your claim, I would also be considering legal action too. David
  12. As an aside, I always find the phrase "No DSS"starnge as the DSS hasn't existed for over 11 years. David
  13. Cover yourself immediately and put it in writing to the store that you are rejecting the washing machine.
  14. You are correct - the working copy and the sealed master copy. As previously stated, unless there was a prosecution and I have presumed there wasn't, both would have been destroyed.
  15. Don't bother. It will have been destroyed a long time ago.
  16. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit are DWP benefits administered by local authorities on behalf of DWP. Local Authority Benefit Fraud investigators use the same powers and legislation as DWP investigators. None of this may be what you want to hear but I'm telling you as it is. Additionally, LA investigators will approach the DWP with details of the allegation and ask DWP if any other offences have been committed.
  17. Actually, the DWP can get the Police to arrest you in order to interview you and then the Police are usually involved in the process.
  18. Don't pay them a penny and tell them you don't acknowledge any alleged debt. David
  19. Please assure your friend that he will NOT be stopped or "flagged" at Passport Control. The bank would have only used a copy of his passport for ID purposes.
  20. If your usual signing day falls on a Bank Holiday then you don't need to do anything. You will be excused signing for that day and your payment will be automatically advanced in order that receive it on time. David
  21. I work in an office in the same region as where you live and I can give you a 100% guarantee that a member of staff in a Jobcentre CAN access any information necessary about Income Support, Incapacity Benefit & DLA. The only reason they may not be able to is a training issue and that would be limited to only a few staff. David
  22. To the OP, I HATE seeing and hearing about the tooing and froing twixt Jobcentres and Benefit Processing teams. Your query was about your benefit and the JSA section should have taken your details, investigated the issue, rectified it, and got back to you. It does need to be taken into acount however, that there was two days industrial action and the aim of any such action is to cause maximum disruption. To the second poster; Leigh Lewis is the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Works & Pensions and not the Chief Executive. The Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus is Lesley Strathie. If you intend to make a complaint, I would make a start with the Customer Service Manager at your Benefits Delivery Centre first. David
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