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essexmat last won the day on September 17 2014

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  1. Ah so my earnings pw fall in to that category, that is good news So basically all I need to do is report the changes (weekly or monthly?) and the company do the rest? UC will fluctuate based on assessment period as I expected but at the end of the day I will be better off so all good. Lesson for myself - once started, report changes as and when they happen and let the rest take care of itself!
  2. unclebulgaria67 This is a great help and thank you for replying. Indeed as you say it would be strange for the government to encourage work and not help with contributions and I will check this. I actually just done an Entitled To calculation and it came to £121.48 UC but it may have taken in to consideration 5 week months - whatever it is I will be around £150.00pm (at least) better off so more than happy with that from a mental stability and financial point of view. Would I report the changes weekly after each pay day or monthly? For example if UC was calculated for me
  3. Hi all it has been a very long time since I posted here so with this I will try and be brief. Currently on UC which oays my shared room rate and basic allowance which comes to £534.49 per month. I have an opportunity to work part time 9 hours each day 2 days a week at £8.30ph getting paid weekly so 18 x £8.30 = £149.40pw and over 4 weeks around £597.60pm which is more than I get on UC. The job is a 10 min walk from home so I do not have to contend with fares either. I understand UC will take £0.63 from my allowance for every £1 I earn so in effect I will ge
  4. Good to hear you got it sorted. Also, I am with you, of courseit was done on purpose in the hope people would not fight it or take it further. Just another sorry twist from the Nasty Party in belittling people who are most in need and are eligible for certain benefits/help. Their hope is say 10,000 were affected, only a small % would take it further and thus saving the DWP money - the DWP are a nasty piece of work make no mistake. It is not the minions it is the policy makers and those in charge. Slightly changing the subject - when my work coach (lol @ work coach) said I should app
  5. Thank you to the site team for deleting the reply from yet another troll. I saw it last night and simply ignored it. I seem to attract them these days. I know I sometimes go off on a tangent and that is through sheer frustration so please let me know if I need to tone down my posts. I guess as this has not been deleted/altered it is ok. I do find this a great site to vent as well as get valuable advice - it is just a shame, I guess like most sites, with people who can remain anonymous and hide behind keyboards they can get away with saying what they want provoking a reaction. Keep up
  6. Yep, all par for the course I am afraid, especially under the juristiction of the nasty party. No one, and I mean NO ONE will get through a WCA unless you are literally at deaths door these days. Yep, the assessors reports will be full of lies, mine was as well as are most people's. Still, the assessor and oik at DWP know you and your condition(s) better than your GP and health professionals so console yourself in the fact that you should be happy that you are FIT FOR WORK like many others suffering. Apologies for the sarcasm, it just makes me sick.
  7. I need to be brutally honest and I am not a troll as I have been/am in the same situation. I was on ESA and called for a WCA based on my anxiety/depression/mental state. Needless to say I scored ZERO and shoved on to UC even though my GP says I am not fit for work. Just console yourself that some practitioner who does not know you and some oik at the DWP knows you better than your GP and can say you are FIT FOR WORK. Unless you are a danger to yourself, have loads of evidence from a mental health team etc you WILL NOT keep ESA after the WCA. Sorry to be so brutal
  8. That's right, our lovely DWP and JCP who want you to get back in to employment but when it comes to the crunch are unwilling to help you when you need a little bit of help and this set you up to FAIL! As you know I am on UC, I lost £95.00pm when moved from ESA and HB so am struggling. I have been applying for work but getting nowhere my work coach (work coach LOL) says to me "try registering with agencies and seeing if they can help" ... OK, I email a few agencies and I geta reply from Hays and speak with them on the phone about my work history and background etc. They te
  9. You have it 100% spot on my friend. From the age of 13 I was working - I am 43 now in those 30 years I have been out of work (through no fault of my own) 3 years. In that time whilst employed in what I call proper jobs in the city working full time, pension, bonuses etc I dread to think what I have paid in to the system. I then get ill and claim ESA and am then chucked off of it for daring to be ill. I then lose £102pm in benefit income which is MY MONEY from my payments in to the system, not THEIR money and now my depression and anxiety is WORSE. Even
  10. Just catching up on this. Yes, I made sure I claimed 'off cycle' They of course did not offer it but I knew my rights about only paying to comein fortnightly. You want me in weekly? Pay for it! As my WC is part time I am not back now until January 3rd. I have heard how they speak to some claimants there - it is disgusting, luckily they cannot do that with me as I throw the book at them with legislation and rights. Basically (so far so good if good is the right word for being on this awful benefit) I am left alone - hopefully it stays that way. Why should I complain anyway? I ha
  11. What you do with your payment is up to you. Of course you should pay your rent in you get a housing element and any other bills. What you spend your money on (and it is your money if you have a history of paying in to the system) should be nothing to do with them. If I can I occassionally treat myself to a McDonald's or something off Ebay - SO WHAT? When I claimed UC I wasn't evenasked for bank statements - just ID etc. Let them look, it is more about seeing if you have large incomes coming in to ensure the benefit is eligible for you.
  12. My Work Coach on UC (work coach, LOL) is part time 3 days a week. I go to see her and sit down, say what I have been doing (a few real applications and cover the rest of the time in one click apply applications) but she is not interested anyway - she is a pussycat (so far and I hope it stays that way) - I am in and out in 5 minutes - fact is, most cannot be bothered to adminster the 35 hour rule and have no way of checking. Just tow the line, show you are doing something and job done. From experience to date (been on UC 7 weeks and to the job centre every we
  13. Sounds familiar - they (the DWP) simply do not care at all. I have not had ONE PENNY for 6 weeks and am now in debt to the tune of £382 to my Father and £500 to a credit card (SO FAR) Basically the DWP are killing people and making them homeless and that is a fact
  14. First of all, I genuinely feel for you - this whole regime is nothing short of a disgrace and verging on a dictatorship set up to make you feel worse than you do already and make you feel like you have nowhere to turn. I myself was chucked off ESA amd on to UC - I am now £102.57pm worse off than I was, have not had ONE PENNY since October 30th and won't get a penny until December 11th. My ESA report arrived and I went through it properly and it had 16 pieces of transcript in it that were not discussed or assessed or blatant lies. They get away with it because they can and no one has
  15. I have no savings! Anyway, I called UC again, they said still nothing on system - I was told they can legally take 15% of the base element as overpayment so this would be around £47.67pm putting me right in the sh*t to be honest and this would be for around 26 months. This stress is not good for me - having lost around £100pm anyway they now want to take another £47 from me - when will it end? I simply cannot survive like this! Anyway, I cannot over worry yet as nothng has happened but a member of the family is so worried about me that they said they would help me and pay it off
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