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  1. looking for help and guidance re a Capital contribution order for Legal Aid being collected by Rossendales. In 2011 a friend and his partner were arrested for fraud both were co-defendants and both pleaded guilty at first hearing. As part of the criminal proceedings in October 2011, a restraining order was issued from Taunton Crown Court, freezing the assets and including the house. After conviction in April 2017, a Confiscation order was made under the Proceeds of crime act and the house was sold to pay. POCA was for £27k for party A and 260k for party B. on 28th August 2018 Party
  2. https://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?421236-Rossendales-DCA-chasing-old-legal-aid-debt-**WON!!-revolked-cancelled** HELP PLEASE, Thanks for sharing your experience of dealing with Rossendale and Legal aid right through the end. It gives me HOPE about my same problem i'm experiencing at present. In my case, it is now been over 6 years since the end of my case when i was convicted of a crime in end of 2011. i received a surprise out of the blue capital contribution order of over 40k to be paid within 28 days. letter with legal aid heading on the
  3. This thread is probably in the wrong section of the forum so could one of the moderators move it to the appropriate section. HMCTS have updated Form EX160 to include a Fee remission contribution calculator (Form EX160C). A very useful addition indeed. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apply-for-help-with-court-and-tribunal-fees
  4. Just got a phone call from job center plus telling me to attend a appointment on march 8 in a job center that is 30 mins away when there is a perfectly good one 10 minutes down the road from me and a lot easier to get to . Also they are asking me to attend even though its contrubtion based and it is coverd my a doctors sick note and I have not been released form my company . Basically anyone know what they want because they have had all the paperwork and can I change it to the closer job center
  5. hi everyone, hoping somebody is able to assist me as my partner and i are getting increasingly confused as to what we are entitled to. i have been on several benefit sites but seem to get lots of conflicting information. i was medically retired in 2015 and receive a small pension of £375 a month along with £107 contribution based esa (support group) per week. i know the esa i receive is a little less because of my pension earnings. my partner is also medically retired (with no pension) and she also claims contribution based esa (support group) and she receives £109 per week alon
  6. Did not pay NI conts in 14/15 and 15/16 as I was below lower earnings limit. I am now unable to work due to a health condition. If I opt to pay the contributions for both these tax years is it likely I will then satisfy both of the contribution conditions for an award (I know I am not entitled to income based as my partner works). The second condition is really confusing me!!! The guidance online says:- You qualify for contributory Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) if you have paid sufficient National Insurance contributions. There are two contribution cond
  7. Service marks 100 years of women’s contribution to UK Armed Forces READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/service-marks-100-years-of-womens-contribution-to-uk-armed-forces
  8. Hello. I've recently moved in with my partner. I am in receipt of contributions based ESA until end of Aug. My partner is self-employed. I rang DWP to notify them of my change in circumstances and was told they would send me an ESA3 form as they just needed my partner's details on record. (I presumed name and date of birth etc.) I've received the form and it's 49 pages long!!! I rang DWP to see which parts I needed to fill in as there was only a change of address. After waiting over half on hour I managed to speak to someone who said I had to complete the whole form. Surely this can't
  9. Hi all, Having been in work for over 30 years, I have had to apply for ESA. I phoned the application number on Monday and answered all the questions (1hr 35 mins) The girl on the phone was a 'trainee' and started to ask me for my partners information. I pointed out she did not need these and she put me on hold. Finally she admitted she did not require my partners details. This is just my story and I hope it could help someone in the future. I was released from work on the 28th October 2016 due to Capability. (L4/L5 Discetomy and decompression operation on 8th May 2015) left with resi
  10. hello, my husband is currently receiving contribution based esa £73.10 pw, and his company is to finish him on ill health with 3 months pay for termination of contract will this affect his esa payments.
  11. Hi all Thanks for taking the time to read this.. I have been on ESA Contribution based since 13th October last year...seen their Doctor in January of this year and was placed in WRAG in March of this year.... At the time of applying for ESA I received a reply stating that I was entitled to both Contribution based and Income based but as I have always worked I was entitled to the Contribution based... I know you can only receive this for a year and my question is will I automatically transfer over to income based or should I ring them on Monday? I hate the thoughts o
  12. Hi There, Been green when it comes to what I can and cant do so just hoping for general impartial advice. My Ex has moved into a new house with her new partner (8 weeks after leaving me and our children in the family home) I currently have the children with me and it's all going through a court so clearly unable to go into the level of details however it's been ordered that our youngest child spends all day with mum 3 days per week. The night before the first day of contact I received a call from her requesting that I pack nappies, wipes, toys & spare clothes for our c
  13. Do you have to show write down savings on application for contribution based JSA( I know it doesn't affect getting it), but curious. Also, is oine of those letters similar to the housing benefit's green letter come through post? If you live in a shared house people you live with will then know. Also, how people know who is on benefits-e.g. how would you know if your neighbour was on them?
  14. My living expenses at present are, I pay £18.00 per week for gas and electricity on a budgeting plan,I am a low energy user. I pay £4.00 per week towards council tax. I pay £7.00 per week water rates I pay £8.00 per week for a budgeting loan I pay £6.00 per week towards soap, wash powder, toilet roll, cleaning materials and so on. Total out goings £43.00. I do not have a TV so I do not have to budget for a licence nor do I have any debt as I rely on the budgeting loan to buy my clothes and cover any household expenses repairs/ replacements etc which gives me roughly £15
  15. Saw this elsewhere and thought I'd bring it over. "I am writing this post here in case it is relevant to any people in the UK especially those suffering chronic health conditions. I want to raise awareness of potential spending cuts the UK government may make to the welfare budget. My friends and I have started a petition on change.org asking the UK conservative government /DWP not to abolish national insurance contribution based ESA and JSA welfare benefits. ESA is employment support allowance benefit paid to individuals if they become ill unable to work for few weeks /months an
  16. Hi is this still the same for claiming in 2015 thanks in advance The last two completed tax years prior to the current benefit year are the ones they look at. This is benefit year 2012, so the Relevant Income Tax Years (RITYs) are 2009/10 and 2010/11. Once this is established, there are two contribution conditions, and both must be satisfied in order for a claimant to be entitled to JSA©. The First contribution Condition: In at least one of the two RITYs you must have actually paid NI contributions on an income that is at least 26 times the Lower Earnings Limit for NI.
  17. Hello all. I hope I'm in the right place. My pension fund has taken a LARGE (£1000+) amount out of my recent payslip. I did not request this additional deduction, but they are arguing that I applied for it online by logging in through my workplace portal. Again I have no knowledge of this, so I immediately changed my login details. However, they are refusing to return the money as they feel they have done nothing wrong. I cannot afford to lose this money. Please tell me where I stand in terms of getting it back? Thank you.
  18. Hi guys I need some help, i applied for esa on 8th April as i am going through bad anxiety and PTSD. After few days they sent my statement back and ask for doctor's note which i sent on 18th April. On 19th i got sms from Jobcentre that they have all information and they will contact me with the decision. I also received the letter from Jobcentre saying that i am pleased to you that we can pay esa form 8th April you will get £84 a week etc. I rang Jobcentre on 25th April and i was surprised when they said they have not received my sick note and i need to ring on Monday to f
  19. Hi I am a disabled person with a Company Permenant Health Insurance policy, premiums paid by the company . This is paid throgh my salary payslip, tax and nics taken at source. The polcy pays 70 percent of my salary with a reduction taken out to reflect any benefits I get. I was on IB and was transferred onto ESA support group back in April 2013. The problem is that I have been called in by the Fraud department of the DWP for alleged fraud with an interview under caution regrding my ESA a very frightening experience on Friday this week . I have not committed any fraud, filled in the forms
  20. My partner was finished from his workplace in July 2013 due to ill-health. When he went to claim, he was put on Contribution based ESA where he was given £71.70 a week. A few weeks ago he received a letter to say that after July 2014 he would receive £0.00. When he phoned to querry this, he was told that he won't get anything further as I earn too much. He also then found out that he should have been referred for a medical (we didn't know anything about work-related activity or support until i googled it today) so was given one last week (which i presume they will write to us with results
  21. Hi, I'm after some advice, as I'm really confused about my ESA. I received a letter a couple of weeks ago telling me of the benefit changes that will be happening in April, and at the end of the letter was a breakdown of how my money is worked out. They've referred to it as income related, but then at the end there is a top up of a couple of pounds, so that I'm not worse off than I was before, which is described as contribution based. I don't understand how I can get contribution based, because I've never paid any NI contributions because I've been ill and on sickness benefits since I turned
  22. My employer charges me over £100 per month that they state is a contribution towards the cost of my van. Listed on my payslip as van hire. I am not permitted to use the van for any personal use. I have never given permission for the deduction but have been informed by them it is lawful even though there is nothing in my contract regarding this deduction. Can they do this? If so can I claim anything back from my tax?
  23. Hello Friends, I became unemployed from April this. I am on ILR visa and my wife is on Dependent visa and she was pregnant when I applied for JSA. The question is am I not eligible for the income based JSA (£112.00) as opposed to contribution based JSA(£71.59) given that my own needs are enhanced because I have to take care of a family (wife and the child). IS there any legislation which prohibits me from getting Income based JSA. Also Does anyone know why one gets lesser JSA (contribution based £71.59) when he/she has paid NI than when he/she had not paid NI (Income based £112.
  24. Hi Applied for jsa told not entitled as not enough contributions just checked tax credit awards and theses are the amounts i earned as an employee over last four years 7926 - 13 8015 - 12 13520 - 11 8407 - 10 When I informed him Im sure I had paid enough contributions he said I must have exhasted my entitlement by claiming esa,would I have exhausted my entitlment to jsa by claiming esa for 9 months this year from feb to oct. Thanks for any replies in advance
  25. I would appreciate advice on contribution charges arrears. I am being pursued for arrears of almost 7k and at my wits end to know how to deal with same. The only "asset" I possess is my house. Naturally I do not want to lose the house but am wondering if there are ways and means to put in place a charging order for the arrears whilst continuing to pay the future monthly payments. Any advice would be very much appreciated.
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