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Hello there, Hopefully someone can help with this. My understanding is that under the old system, if you had sanctions on JSA but then won ESA the sanctions you had on JSA would not effect the ESA payments. I'm on Universal Credit however, and it's just recently occurred to me that the UC basic payment is the same benefit whether you are fit for work or are found to have limited capability. So any sanctions from before a successful WCA would be the same as after. Is this correct? My story is a bit long winded. I started UC back in late 2015 but was suffering with depr
Women winning battles: Recreating the Wrens unit which helped win the War READ MORE HERE: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/women-winning-battles-recreating-the-wrens-unit-which-helped-win-the-war
A mum-of-six has hit out at a rent-to-own company after the cooker she bought from them broke down – and she had to wait four weeks for it to be fixed. Tracy Stevenson, 40, of Briery Way, Adeyfield, Hemel Hempstead took out a payment plan for the new Beko induction cooker from Brighthouse in the town centre at £11.82 a week. Over the next three years, the cooker – worth £666 – will set the family back £1,843.92, which is an APR representative of 69.9 per cent. More ... Just look at those rip-off interest rates. She paid £1,178 more than she needed, she could have taken h
Hi I was on incapacity benefit for approx 10 years due to several health problems. Last year after yet another atos medical I was placed on esa (contribution based) and placed in the work related group. I received a letter stating that the esa was payable for up to 365 days. I appealed being placed in the work related group and approx two weeks ago attended a tribunal & was placed in the support group. I was told previously by the disability officer at the job centre that if I was placed in the support group I would continue to get my benefits after the 365 days, whilst awai