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About Jeffers123

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  1. I can’t seem to find anything out. Maybe I should just apply for JSA and then apply for contribution based ESA next January?
  2. Thank you, I did ask that but they said no, hoboism is looking inviting
  3. Well I’m even more confused now as the calculator says I’m entitled to income based ESA of 94.85 per week, I was told I have to go onto my husband’s claim (he would need to go from cont based to income based and claim as a couple.
  4. Thank you I will try it again and see what it comes up. Interestingly a lady that used to run the local ESA dept said that people will soon be moved onto JSA instead of ESA if they are able to do even one hour’s work a week (In a specific group) but that it’s not widely known yet. . Hear so much conflicting stuff!!
  5. Hi there, I have recently lost my job as my health has been going downhill for sometime. I am being tested for and it seems likely I have, Chronic Fatigue. The GP has advised that I work one day max per week, I have been to the jobcentre and spoken several times to Benefit Advisors on the phone and they eventually decided I need to apply for ESA cont based, this has been turned down as I was only in my job a year and a half and the years they use to calculate contributions I was off work caring for my Mum. Had I claimed next Jan it would have been different. My husband has a long term mental illness and received cont based ESA (just swapping to PIP) they’re moving him to the work based group although everyone knows he is way to ill to work and his GP has written a letter to that effect. Benefits have told me I need to be added to my husband’s ESA but it will need to be changed to income based, does anyone know if this is a bad move for us? I.e what will the difference be not just financially but in other ways? I will be earning around £40-£90 per week, does anyone know if there’s a maximum amount I can earn ? Any advice is very much appreciated. Oh, I meant to say, my son claims Carers Allowance for my husband. Apologies for typos- I’ve mislaid my specs! Many thanks
  6. That's great and thanks so much for all the work you do on this site, it is really brilliant, informing people and giving them hope and help. Keep up the good work (I shall be donating) xx
  7. Hi. thanks all for the advice. Well I got through this morning and it is legit. Turns out it's for road tax. I forgot to renew my tax on time (no reminder letter, not tax disc, no memory ) The confusion came because none of the letters stated what the fine was for, not even a vague reference just you have to pay this amount. I told the lady, I hope this doesn't happen to others as you presume it's a [problem] due to lack of details. So I'm now skint for the next six months but very glad to know what it is! Thanks again everyone xxxx:smile:
  8. Hi there. I'm new to the forum and very worried about a letter - the third from these people saying I owe money and now they are going to stop money from my wages. None of these letters have ever said what the money I apparently know is for and I can't think of anything I owe it for. Can anyone please tell me if they think it's legit? I can't seem to paste a pic of it so not sure how to display it
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