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  1. I had my appeal last Monday....I felt like I was being charged with murder they didn't give me chance to answer and it should have had a short break because I was confused and upset. My care worker and ex husband (who is my carer) came in for moral support and my care worker who has been to many appeals said it was a shambles. They rushed me and confused me. As you can probably guess my appeal failed. I was upset and angry and my care worker said that the 'gp' should have stopped it as they could see what they were doing to me. My care worker has now drafted a letter of complaint to the appea
  2. I currently live in a ground floor flat which is at least 6 miles away from the rest of my family. Due to my mental health and mobility issues (I currently receive DLA LRC & LRM) I only go out if it is for appointments (very rare) My ex husband looks after me ensuring that I take the correct medication and ensuring that I do not injure myself, he does all of my shopping, cleaning & cooking etc. He is not in the best of health due to looking after me and has said that he is going to have to stop taking care of me. He has no life himself and he worked out the other day that he walks on
  3. I did put a new claim in back in March, the reason they refused it was "Using the findings from my appeal in February" but this suited them if I win the appeal coming up will they award!! don't think so. Although the appeal in Feb. was to be removed for reassessment.
  4. Hi all hoping to get some advise, hope I am in right place. I had applied for DLA in 2011 because my mental health condition was getting worse and I was struggling to be mobile around the house. I also now suffer from agoraphobia. I had an appeal in February this year and failed it the woman was a right cow and gave the impression that I was lying to her, because I contradicted my walking distance, I can't remember what I did this morning never mind over a year ago. Anyway I requested a statement of reasons, I am glad I did because there in black and white was a number of matters that would h
  5. I took your advise and tried to re-apply for DLA i was told that unless i had a different diagnosis or my care needs had changed from when i originally applied (the one that was turned down) it would automatically be refused as there is an appeal outstanding on it. i received the paperwork that the tribunal has been waiting for since July it is 2 lines stating that they did not know that i had been medically retired, although i told them AND it is in my most recent claim form......Think i will just let the appeal go cos i feel that i am pi**ing in the wind.
  6. I finally got my date today 9th January, they waited 3 months for DLA to send them some information regarding my appeal but as it was only adjourned for GP reports what was the hold up. I am stressed, depressed and angry, which from past experience will worsen my condition. I decided to write to them to cancel my ESA appeal as you where right my disability will have changed, for the worse- my specialist told me this. Where do i go from here i dont feel that i will be able to go on for a further 3 months, bearing in find that i was told i should recieve a date sometime Sept-Oct. This has d
  7. Your as confused as me. In total i have tried to cancel the ESA appeal, including when i was at the tribunal, 3times they advised to check with IB before i cancelled it. You would think that the amount of appeals and the length of wait people have they would have bitten my hand off when i wanted to cancel it. As for my disability it will get worse. i am already experiencing the effects that my specialist told me i would.
  8. Yes, basically that is what happened. But as i said i tried to cancel the ESA appeal as i was receiving IB after failing getting 0 points and after the appeal had 30. Those good old atos drs.
  9. I am currently still waiting for a new date for my adjourned DLA & ESA appeal. They wanted a copy of my medical records that they received in the middle of last month, they received limited information from DWP. I rang them today and they said they are STILL waiting for information from DWP they can't (or won't) tell me what this information is. I have rang, written and emailed various departments to try to chase up information ...DWP not helpful, i should know i worked for them for 8 years. Incapacity Benefit (which i won an appeal back in November) advised me that I do not have t
  10. Thank you. Didn't even know those pages existed...................Thank you again.
  11. Yes he did receive IS because of care allowance and he did get the 8 week run on. My brother and son in law have both been sent to this work program but they have been on benefit for a while.
  12. :mad2:Still here, still waiting for DWP to send reasons for medical retirement to appeal tribunal. 4TH time of asking now......seems to have disappeared. How many times will the tribunal ask them and get brushed off. Had my appeal adjourned last month my GP has sent all my medical records about 2 weeks ago, they have received this but when i ask the tribunal what now they saying that they are still waiting for DWP. Although i worked for them, AND was medically retired by them why are they now being &*&*%** .
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    Hi been asked to put this on here by a friend. He has for the past 20 years looked after his disabled daughter, but because she is awaiting an appeal for DLA (seems the norm these days) he had to stop receiving care allowance, although he still cares for her. He has the most obnoxious git as his advisor, he has been signing JSA for about 4 weeks and has been called in at least twice a week for 'interviews' he has since put in a complaint about his advisor, the next interview on Friday will have this gits manager sat there so he will be all sweetness and light i dont doubt. As i say he has
  14. Hi, some advice please, I live on a small dead end road. My problem is this. I have a shared drive with the guy who lives upstairs, no problem there. Immediately opposite lives a taxi driver who has a minibus, when he is home (quite a lot of the time considering) he parks outside his flat, but when he comes in he either stands around looking to see who has parked in his spot (no lines/parking restrictions) or parks right on the junction half on the road and half on the pavement. Myself and the guy upstairs have had words with him as we cannot get on or off our drive without difficultly and
  15. Hi All, Just a quick up-date, had my DLA/ESA appeal yesterday i did as was advised on here and forwarded further evidence to them. They asked what benefit is was in receipt of and where shocked when i told them i was getting incapacity benefit. I told them that i didnt need the ESA appeal as i had won an IB appeal 2 years ago, I did ring the DWP & tribunal to tell them this but i was told to still go ahead with it as it will save a medical when we all migrate over (The judge was not impressed with this) I told them that i was medically retired from DWP 3yr ago (they where not impressed
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