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  1. Looking for a bit of advice on best way to appeal the decision to award me 0 points on ESA. I am suffering from ulnar nerve problems in both my arms and I am on a waiting list for surgery on my left arm. I was claiming ESA due to the fact I had dropped to half pay at work and only just on the 25th Feb (a few weeks after my medical assessment for ESA) did I come to an agreement with my employer to end my time with them. I received a call yesterday informing me of the decision to award me 0 points, despite the fact I have been signed off work for a year and provided a medical asse
  2. Thanks for the replies. Apologies but I should have mentioned that I am being treated by NHS Scotland. I was first referred by my GP back in March last year. Waited until June to see a specialist who recommended a Nerve Conduction Study. This was carried out in September. Then had to wait until November to see specialist again who then contacted me by phone after speaking to surgeon to suggest operation. I was told I would be put on a 12 week waiting list from that date. This would have brought me to sometime around now. If that was the case I would not have been anywhere
  3. I have been signed off work since last March and got to a point late November where I spoke to specialist on phone and she told me that an operation was the only option. When I agreed to this she said she would get me placed on the waiting list which was currently a 12 week wait. It has now come to the point with my work where I am about to go to zero pay for 6 months and I have been offered a settlement agreement to leave (which if I don't take before I go down to zero pay it will be taken off the table) So before deciding whether to sign or not I phoned to see where I stood on a t
  4. Actually did just that today. Got the contact number for the legal services and they are sending me out a form to fill in to make the claim. Told me it's classed as repetitive strain injury which is one of the toughest to prove happened at work but is more than happy to work with me on it.
  5. Thanks for your replies everyone. Bloomingflower you have put my mind at ease a bit about returning to work if I go ahead with a claim. obiter dictum - yeah it is probably going to be hard to get them to admit any sort of liability but the way I was spoken to has basically made me decide to go ahead with this as they are determined I am going to sign a compromise agreement at some point meaning if I did I would never be able to make a claim in the future. ssparks2003 - thankfully I still have a year before they can terminate my contract, 6 months half pay and 6 months no pay with a
  6. I have been signed off work since March with ulnar nerve entrapment which is causing me a lot of pain in my dominant arm and sleepless nights etc. My employer has gotten to the point where I am going in for "Welfare" meetings every 2 weeks to discuss if anything has changed. Basically it is the waiting on hospital appointments etc that is taking so long. They offered me a compromise agreement to leave as I am due to go to half pay. When I rejected this I was told that it has been hard for them to fill my job and that if I am not back in a month or so they will need to offer me anoth
  7. But the initial calculation for my average wage included some overtime in it. So without the notice I had no idea of how much overtime pushed me over the average earnings they had calculated. The same can be said for a couple of months where I lost a few days pay as I used a company policy to take some days leave unpaid yet they haven't stated they underpaid me in those weeks
  8. This is the part I read in the government guidelines that made me think it could be. I had no way of knowing how they had calculated my entitlement for that period between April 2014 and March 2015 as I did not receive a notice due to it being sent to wrong address. I was given the understanding that an average of my wage had been worked out which did include some overtime in the calculation. Therefore I had no reason to believe I was being overpaid and had nothing to work out if I was or not "2.139 Could the claimant, a person acting on their behalf or the person to whom the benef
  9. One bit I did notice from reading the Government guidelines was that a council couldn't recover an overpayment due to official error. When we moved house April 2014 and made a new claim - for some bizarre reason they sent our awards notice to the old address. This only came to light when they asked for payslips in March this year when our Child Tax Credits went down and they wanted to check it wasn't due to my income. So am I right in saying that for that period I had no way of knowing how the award had been calculated due to official error of sending the notice to the wrong address the
  10. Yeah I get all my payslips online so have them and P60's for that period. If I don't have tax credit notices I can use Internet banking to check the payments made. But if they are saying the info has come from HMRC and from the looks of things have basically turned each calculation into a 4 week period for each pay - why bother asking people for 3 payslips to work out an average and then hit them with this?
  11. Received a letter on Friday from Glasgow City Council stating that due to information received from HMRC I have been overpaid HB by just under £2000 for various periods between March 2013 and now. In that period of time I have moved house twice and also had a cut in child tax credits which means that I have provided 3 monthly payslips 3 different times for them to work out my average wage and pay housing benefit. They now say that any overtime I have worked I should have been informing them. I barely do any overtime and assumed that as some of the payslips I had provided contained o
  12. I got my payslip this week to find that there has been a court order deduction made on it. I rang my HR department who have sent out the paperwork and it is from Dundee City Council for unpaid Council Tax. About 2 and a half years ago I had a letter (which may have been a charge of payment) through the door. I phoned them up and began making a monthly payment towards this. Things then went a bit bad for a while, I ended up moving house twice in that period, money was tight so I stopped paying it as I couldn't afford it. I have never heard anything from them since (obviously due to me
  13. Hiya I owe roughly £1900 Like I say I was in student flats so the council tax was realllllly expensive
  14. I take it that Councils stick to the amount that can be arrested and don't negotiate? They have said they won't arrest my wages as long as I phone first thing on the 5th and pay the sheriff officer fee, then they will discuss an arrangement with me. Thanks for your help though, I appreciate it. I might have to look at a debt plan if they aren't prepared to budge from that amount of money
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