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  1. I got a similar letter the other day. Lowell and EDF. Although my situation is a lot more complex.... it's a pretty old bill from uni days when I was in a house share. Someone evidently didn't pay what they had to now i've got a letter through. I had no idea and i've got no contact with those individuals anymore. I'm just going to ignore it. If i'm forced too i'll have to try set the record straight and tell them the situation but since these companies buy debt for pennies and chase whoever they can(they don't care if it's you or someone else who owes it) they can politely off. I'm
  2. Hi guys, I took part in a WCA not long ago (I've been on ESA WRAG for the last year and this was a reassessment). They found me fit for work but I hadn't been able to secure all my medical evidence in time so instead submitted it along with my MR and the decision was overturned and I got letter saying I had scored the 15 points. Now here is the confusing part..... before I had all my evidence (and could submit my MR) I had to claim universal credit for around 4-5 weeks. I didn't fit the gateway conditions but I didn't have a choice at the time. I wasn't informed I am living in a "Liv
  3. Just to add other information, when I phoned in last year (I think I had flu or something and I phoned in ill it was a while ago) I spoke to my Ingeus advisor and they never mentioned informing JSA, he just basically said yeah that's fine booked me another appointment. I'm confused why it has been different this time? when the receptionist said they have to inform JSA I was a little perplexed if i'm honest but just thought perhaps the protocol has changed? But it's just ended up in me feeling confused and receiving a sanction.
  4. Hi guys, making this post for a friend of mine. Wondering if any of you awesome folks could offer some experience/helpful advice. So basically I was mandated to attend an Ingeus appointment last month, however on the day of my appointment I was suffering with a terrible migraine (I get them occasionally and they can be quite bad). I have phoned in sick before and never had a problem (I think last time I missed an Ingeus appointment was last year). However I phoned in sick this time on the day of my appointment early in the morning (my appointment was some time in the afternoon I thin
  5. This is very disappointing indeed. But nothing I think we don't already suspect. We've been hearing a long time about sanction targets etc, to me it's just disgraceful. I understand the need to have conditionality attached to benefits to encourage people off them. But looking to actively deprive people of money to be able to eat and pay their bills is disgusting. The DWP continue to deny it despite MANY ex employees coming out and confirming these rumours.
  6. Yep I thought as much, it's a method to massage figures. Shock horror.... I looked it up myself.
  7. I've also looked into MWA a bit more and to be honest I wasn't given appropriate reason to be sent on it I feel.... all my advisor said was a gap in your cv becoming a problem etc well someone made a FOI request to the DWP to detail who is appropriate for MWA and apparently that is not a good enough reason to refer a claimant.... dentifying claimants suitable for MWA 1. The following JSA claimants must not be referred to MWA:  young people aged 16 and 17, as the primary focus for this age group is education and training  those participating in the Work Programme. 2.
  8. Hi guys, So 3 months ago I was made redundant from my job, it was a good run while it latest but I knew it'd be a sort of year or 2's worth of work. So I've been claiming for 3 moths and I assume I've just hit the 13 week marker this week for MWA (Says in guidance notes people are generally not referred before week 13). My advisor has instantly sent me on it and I've personally no idea why. When reading the MWA guidance it is for people who perhaps struggle with the discipline of a job etc, well none of thta fits me because I've been working before this for quite a while.
  9. Yeah they tried last time I signed on till they were blue in the face.... I just gave in printouts to show I was actually applying for work, also applied for any jobs they gave me themselves. Maybe i'm just being paranoid but I refuse to use UJ just based on principle. I don't need big brother watching me any more than they already do. I found work before without UJ I will do it again, but they're like a dog with a bone and NEVER shut up about it.
  10. I've got couple questions about UJ, I avoided ticking the box when I last signed on before I got a job and i'll probably do the same again, however I do know that they can mandate you to log in daily, if you don't tick the box for them to check your UJ account are they able to see this? (Cause i'll be honest there is no need to go on UJ daily... it's a bad website and most of the jobs are pinched off of reed / monster etc anyway). I'm just going to bring in printouts of jobs i've applied for as I have done in the past. Advice would be appreciated.
  11. I've just signed up to jsa again after being in work the last year and half or so, must say the treatment on my first sign on was appalling.... instantly I was treated with contempt by my advisor. There has been a serious shift in attitude since I last signed on I've noticed. They are incredibly tough now and all for what?! I'm not completely sure. I was just made redundant yet I'm treated like trash on my 4th day signing on, was a little in shock to be honest :S. This 35 hours a week job search malarky makes no sense either? How do I log this. I just used to bring in print off's of my jo
  12. Did the rapid reclaim window only used to last 13 weeks? Yeah i'm looking around now, obviously there is no definite answer I will lose my job but it's just a possibility I have to think about. Indeed. Like me because I've had a few different temp positions over time.
  13. Hi guys, not sure if anyone has any answers to this but I'd try ask anyway. I started some part some work 3-4 months ago, it was only meant to be a Christmas contract but I jumped at the chance. Just felt so much better to finally find something to do and it's because they were short staffed and really needed a van driver so they instantly offered me the job. Now my position apparently could end at any time they told me or they may keep me on it depends on the workload. It was only meant to last for a short period but they've kept me on longer already so I'll have to see. So it
  14. Let me tell you the best part about MWA.... I did think people were being a little bit melodramatic saying how bad it was blah blah, I thought ok fair point let's see for myself. I went on MWA and did a stint in a RSCPA charity shop. I got speaking to some of the staff there who had been there long term, a couple years or more. A lot of them were saying how a whole lot of other long term staff were laid off not too long ago (Funnily enough when MWA began). So basically it seemed to me at least the RSPCA have been cutting paid jobs to make way for the forced unpaid labour.... Ni
  15. I'll have to look into this, I've just signed off for now losing a little money per week because it feels so good to not have to go to the job centre, if I need to make up the shortfall I'll have to sign back on I guess whilst working part time but I assume I'll be subjected to the same idiocy as I was when I was unemployed. If they start with bollocks such as community work placement or any of that I'll be signing straight back off....
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