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About bonkers_buddy

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  1. Hi all Sorry for the late reply. All this left me on the brink of suicide. If it wasn't for my wonderful insightful friends I would no longer be hear. Ok, so the Thursday evening before my appeal I had all my paperwork returned by my local law centre saying they no longer had the resources to represent me. With bank holiday the following Monday and the appeal hearing on Tuesday at 9:30 am it left me the impossible job of finding representation at short notice. The bar pro bono unit couldn't help and neither could my local CAB. However the CAB told me it was their belief that th
  2. Hi Just keeping you all updated. I have employed a new solicitor, and want to say it went well, but it didn't. As the DWP have 6 statements from people I worked with or knew then she seems to think they will win. Regardless of who I call was the impression I got. I should add that is is purely from 3 places, and I may have two witnesses to counteract two places fully. I just feel like totally giving up. In addition the new solicitor said that even if I win the appeal then the criminal case will still go ahead. I'm so confused and really don't know what to do!!
  3. Hi all. Well my solicitor tried to delay the case, on the day of the plea hearing. CPS were having none of it and aside from not having printed their paperwork for my solicitor and the judge, just generally faffed around whilst watching me in the court waiting area. I was due to be seen first as I find standing or sitting for long periods difficult, they made me wait from 9:30am until 12:30pm! Suppose I shouldn't be surprised. I now have 9 pieces of medical evidence in support of my claim, including being recently placed into the support group for ESA - although I'm guessing th
  4. Thank you so much. I will ask my solicitor to do all this on Wednesday. Worst part of all this, apart from the potential custodial sentence, is my condition is made worse by stress. Guess I've got a lot more of that atm than I need!
  5. Hi. I can prove through medical evidence I needed the help stated, and through information from my Mum and friends who are wonderful in helping me (apparently they are biased though) How do I get the criminal proceedings put on hold, is that something my solicitor can do? I have been using Wiltshire Law Centre for the appeal as the person there did his law degree under the man who set up the appeals process and knows it inside out. I tried speaking to CPS on Friday but even thought they said they had no notice of an appeal being started it made no difference.
  6. Thank you honey bee. I made the mistake of googling all this and it has terrified me - I've never even had a parking ticket. They are charging me under sections 1 and 3 of the Fraud Act, but how can this be when a GP they paid also agreed with all the details put on the form? I just cant take anymore. The DWP have put me through a year of hell and I honestly just want to tell them to shove it all, but I know I haven't done anything wrong!
  7. Sorry getting really worked up here - I put 200 yards, which is more than I can walk, and yes I mean yards as that is what the form asked form. I can walk about the length of a tennis court before I need to stop. I'm so stressed I just want to drive my car over the nearest cliff and do the job the DWP are trying to do for them!
  8. I had help from people I worked with which was shown on the cctv the dwp failed to Obtain. It was also evident at my IUC when my solicitor steadied the chair. I monitor my intake of fluids so as to avoid the toilet, and have made this obvious from day 1. Even my doctor is aware and we have discussed this at length My mum is my help at home, and she is the one who helps me with my medication. Oxycodone makes me really spaced out and I have no sense of danger for around the first half hour after taking it, so she prevents me from doing dangerous things. Yes I put 200 meters
  9. They revoked it in June last year and I asked for an immediate mandatory reconsideration. This was returned in September with the response that my medical evidence was circumstantial so I lodged an appeal with the tribunals service. They told dwp that they were wrong to say I hadn't disputed the overpayment as the appeal in total was appealing that, and due to the complexity of my case it is still with the judge awaiting a date for hearing.
  10. Hi Please don't judge me, I honestly cannot take anymore! In 2012 I applied for DLA on the advise of my GP, I had (and still have) urinary incontinence and inability to know when I need the toilet due to a back injury sustained at work. I also am in extreme pain whenever I move (but I guess this may be different to the level of pain another person may have with the same condition), can't get dressed, in or out of bed, need supervising when I first take my painkillers (about 20-30 minutes after), struggle to get out of chairs (need someone there to make sure it doesn't tip most
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