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  1. Hi Folks It's been a while since I posted on here but thought I would tell you my little story regarding the cold weather payments and the little stink and fight I have now got going. OK .... Well due to the massive increase in gas & electric bills I have been keeping an extremely close eye on these temperatures on a daily basis. In my postcode area of CW12 it was 0 or below from 12/1/13 to 27/1/13 every single day with not one day where the temperature was above 0. I had one payment of £25 sent to my bank but there should be two payments issued so I did a little bit of investigating and here is what I found out. I rang the DWP and asked what weather station they use to obtain the readings from to decide if my area was 0 or below and they called me back a little later to confirm they used the Rostherne station near to Manchester which I understand to have replaced the Woodford station. I then checked google for the Rostherne weather station and temperatures and checked the readings every single day and sure enough it never got above zero for 15 consecutive days. The full chart and every single readout can be clearly seen on the website by everyone to check. I also used 4 other different websites for the weather in my postcode area and they also confirmed the same results. Now this is where the fun starts , I see on the direct gov website cold weather payment screen it states very clearly that you will recieve £25 for every period of 7 consecutive days where your LOCAL temperature and I stress the word LOCAL temperature is either RECORDED at or FORECAST to be 0 degrees over 7 consecutive days ! The issue I have here is the named weather station used is roughly 25 miles from my address and I would not class that as being LOCAL ! .... even though all online weather reports show my particular postcode address as being below for 15 days. I have then called the MET OFFICE and had my own case number issued for a detailed forecast for my area between the dates specified but to get this information sent on a MET OFFICE headed letter with a detailed printout it will cost me £200 + VAT ! I have being to see my MP and she will be writing on my behalf to the DWP with this all in full detail and I know for 100% the temperatures are correct. If I don't get a satisfactory response to this and my £25 payment I am determined to start legal proceedings despite the costs involved as if the MET OFFICE confirm that these temperatures were 0 or below for the dates above for my postcode area and Rostherne how can they deny this ? ... Do the MET OFFICE reports lie ? I feel this strongly over this as I was on an ENERGYCARE PLUS scheme with my supplier which gave me 20% of each quarterly bill for both my gas & electric which added up to about £330 per yr discount. Since then our wonderful government have made all energy suppliers scrap their own schemes in the name of more FAIR energy bills for all and introduce a one off payment by warmfront for just £130 per year ! .... so I am £200 a year less help. I encourage anyone who thinks their weather payments are wrong to do a little digging on this as I can't see how they can say for one the weather station to me is local and also my local temperature was for sure below and that is clearly shown on the website ! STRENGTH IN NUMBERS FOLKS , fed up with this government at moment and it's always the poor and needy which get stung the most !!
  2. Demand your rights to record the interview and note taking , no matter what they say as these people will twist your answers to stop your money !!
  3. Said it for years this ATOS company are just plain corrupt , taking to the streets is the only way to get results today !! Us brits never do anything just bitch and moan to one another , take a leaf from the students protests I say even if it means riots !
  4. Well the meeting went well (NOT) just a standard bull reply that basically said tough ! I really think I have just about had enough of been bent over a barrel this year what with my income support appeal that I won at least but now this worry. I think its nigh on time the people in the UK that are suffering through these cuts that we all get together like the students and maybe even team up together violence or not they don't seem to listen so what the hell. There is big big trouble brewing in this country and even more so when they try to force people to work for their benefits next year. All I can see is total anarchy brewing in the UK
  5. Hi Folks I have a meeting today with my MP over this nonsense and the hardship it is bringing to my family , I was wondering if we could start a proper facebook campaign over this and get as many people together as possible to help start a fight against this. Well let you all know what is happening later and please post your ideas as this cannot continue.
  6. Well my experience with the appeal team of the DWP is best described as a bunch of retards who don't listen and all they want to do is cause you hardship and suffering , bunch of *******
  7. Always always lodge an appeal when you score below 15 points at a ATOS medical you have a 90% chance of winning on appeal beleive me I see it everyday Colin Cheers Colin I won my case on tuesday just gone , Atos are a bunch of the lowest **** to walk the earth.
  8. Do you know what amazes me more than anything in this country Why are we such a bunch of pussies when it comes to getting our point across In France they take to the street and kick off , In Greece they riot to show they are not happy , In Thailand they riot etc etc What do we all do apart from bitch and moan , no wonder nothing is ever done to support our cause
  9. I have just about had enough of this When I read reports like this it really does get my back up big time. I wonder if they will pay me to stock my fridge up with cold beer while the world cup is on ! I have to survive on little over £25 after paying my bills each week from my benefits , its really time we started kicking butt in this country.
  10. Contacted watchdog and submitted my complaint , lets see what happens.
  11. Sorry do not know mate , that would be a good idea. I have attended two of these Atos examinations and it was same on both occassions waiting for the money for about 5 - 6 weeks. UNACCEPTABLE
  12. Hi Mate Oh yes have I had to wait ......... for sure , same as you it was about 6 weeks before I got my money refunded. Disgusting considering this is our money to live on and sitting out of it means I have to miss my electricity bill payment.
  13. How do we do that mate , what sites , lets get to it as most do not know about the petition like you say unless they come on here. Wonder if we could contact any tabliods and tv as well
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