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worried33 last won the day on July 18 2014

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  1. I dont know what you can expect but I Can offer a point of view. So this could be looked at that if the DWP decided to not obligate you to do work related activity for reasons of lack of ability then it could be seen as evidence that you should be in the support group. On the other hand it could be one of those cases where its some kind of error DWP side why you simply never got contacted. The extra opportunity I expect would probably not have been given if there was already enough evidence to make a favourable decision, the judge cannot give you what you want simply on the basi
  2. In my area it does. I was originally on CB ESA and I had to pay about £13 a month to council tax after council tax reductions. When I applied for the IR topup in 2016, I noticed my council tax was recalculated and the council tax reduction was increased and now I only pay £6 a month council tax. Each council has their own rules in how they apply CTR, it seems my council give you more help on IRESA than CBESA, even if in both situations you have the same financial circumstances.
  3. in my own experience in regards to benefits I have never been asked about one off payments from family, sometimes I have had multiple payments from paypal showing as well and again not asked, but these have always been when housing benefit look, I have never before this week had the DWP check over my statements, but the way I see it, if its not income which a one off payment is not, you have nothing to worry about, even if they investigate, just tell them the truth and the right thing should happen at the end of it.
  4. So due to the news that has came out about the DWP underpaying claimants it looks I have been identified as one of these people and got a letter last week from the DWP. This letter required me to fill in a ESA3 form, and I have as a result of that information had to send in bank statements for the entire 4 years identified but I was told over the phone if I Cannot do for the full 4 years just to send what I can, since I feel they only need to see from the point I got my DLA lump sum, I sent from the few weeks before that to the end of the period so from 2014 to 2016, but the period covere
  5. No idea hence my question, I have more questions but will put in a new thread.
  6. Hi guys I recently got a letter asking me to fill in a ESA3 form as I may have ben under paid from 2012 to 2016. I did it over the phone, and what happened was for about 7 weeks my account was over £5500 (they used 5500 not 6000 as figure). The reason I am mentioning it here is because the only reason it went over that amount is because I got a backdated payment of £5300 DLA. Because of this I had to send them bank statements for the entire 4 years. I am confused however because. (a) when I reported it to housing benefit they ignored it. (b) DLA is supposed to b
  7. I have been in my current flat for 9 years and currently I get all my rent covered by housing benefit. However this year the landlord decided to make things difficult and my terms are changing. Extra £20 a week rent. New guarantor required even tho I dont have arrears or ever had arrears. Without this 3 months rent paid in advance. Early termination fee payable in advance So to renew I need this amount of money. £1245+£495 up front and extra £20 month rent. Council and charities have confirmed housing benefit will not cover extra rent, in fact I actually already get
  8. officially it doesnt, but I dont trust the DWP, its not beyond them to look at as a way to suggest the person is able enough to work normally.
  9. Amazon has by far the best returns service I have seen anywhere. Fully automated with no resistance, they even let you return for simply "changing your mind". However this is on stuff shipped by amazon, most complaints I hear are related to third party sellers, I keep telling people to not use third party sellers, but they keep on doing so. It is clearly very worrying someone has got banned, although do we have the full story? I once did raise a dispute with a third party seller which the seller refused to cooperate on, when I asked amazon to intervene they immediately refunde
  10. Hi missy some advise. As I also had an issue after missing an appointment. 1 - Remember if at all possible always attend WCA's, the DWP come down very heavy if you miss an appointment and they deem it not with a good reason. If you cannot attend due to been in a really bad shape offer to accept a home visit. Be cooperative with the process even if you think its wrong. The repercussions of ignoring a WCA is worse than failing a WCA. 2 - If ESA is stopped, you can get HB reinstated by informing the council you on nil income. (same with council tax relief). 3 - Keep all letters etc.
  11. Hi tommy. Sorry for your bad news. The mistake you may have made is you simply concentrated on your diagnosis. Really you have to explain why you qualify for points. Mobility points are harder to get now because the DWP are encouraging decision makers to not reward points if they deem you able to mobilise with the use of aids. In my case I have medical professionals advising me aids are unsuitable for a variety of reasons, the two main reasons been given where I live, it is not scooter,wheelchair suitable and in addition I was told a wheelchair would hinder my health further (
  12. What I think is a better idea is that the WCA is for SG eligibility only. Then when someone claims for JSA if they are deemed not fit enough to work they get shoved onto WRAG by default, so basically everyone is caught in the net, so this would mean no WCA's for WRAG but consider new claimants on WRAG only get the same as JSA now it shouldn't be a massive deal. My idea seems too much sense tho, so the DWP would never do it.
  13. you right but they playing clever. remember when pip was initially in limited areas, this was to stop widespread backlash. They hope the existing wrag claimants will stay quiet. Whilst I said I am surprised at the budget that it isn't as bad as expected, I do of course still worry for those affected especially the young who will get no housing support.
  14. There never was disability premium for WRAG. I was expecting them to remove WRAG altogether and time limit CB on ESA SG. This budget surprised me.
  15. Its a vicious trap. Estellyn and a few others on here may remember my plight a few years back, I had to make a decision when I had 18 months or so of reduced housing benefit when they introduced the under 35 years old single room rate. Basically I did the maths and worked out was more expensive to move into a bedsit than to stay in my single bed flat for those 18 months, why? because moving is not free, especially on the private market. That is excluding the cost of the harm to my health which the process would have caused. Also now days around here bedsits cost more than £50 a
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