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    • OK I sent CCA request on Monday 7/6 recorded delivery with a postal order uncrossed with £1 stating on the back that it didn't go towards any alleged debt.   Wednesday 9/6, received the postal order back from Arrow with a cover letter saying they no longer charge a fee and 'we will respond as soon as we can'   Then on Friday 11/6 morning a letter dated the 10th (they said if we didn't hear back from you by the 11th) I got a letter of claim from Drydens saying 'if you do not provide proposals to repay, legal action may be issued in the county court'.  Along with 'you have 30 days to respond'. Attached is a printout of an income and expenditure sheet.
    • Your attachment was viewable in your first post.   Does the issue you mention with the wallpaper/slight stain really constitute a breach ?  Is it significant enough ?   The wallpaper was probably applied before the wall was properly dry.  But the other possibility, is that the tenants did not open windows regularly to ventilate the room.  It is important for windows to be opened or put into a vent position on a regular basis, to ensure that moisture is allowed out.   If the tenant had clothes drying in the house, with baths/showers being used etc, this may have helped cause the wallpaper peeling  and the damp stain.   Today has been a lovely Summer day in many parts of the UK, so the tenants may not be as quick to respond.  Same issue with replies to this site, so you might get other responses later.   The tenant is unlikely to try to pursue you for the matress or health issue they say is caused by a damp issue.  Unlikely to have sufficient evidence and their own actions may be the cause.   They are most likely deciding whether to complete work in the garden or not.   You are within your rights to hold onto the deposit for now, until the reasonable request to return property to pre let condition is completed.    
    • Oh Yorky, I'm so sorry you're still having trouble with your dad's hospital.   I can't believe they are still being so awkward, I sometimes think they (companies in general, not just hospitals) forget that we put ourselves through this stress and worry not because we want to, or even because we have to, but because we want what's best for our loved ones.   Their advice for you to deliver the form in person is at odds with the advice on their own website stating that visits have been suspended due to Covid. I mean, I would understand if someone wanted you to drop off clothes for your dad, but a piece of paper? Which could end up anywhere? That's... crazy.   I don't know if the following link is worth a try or whether you've been down this road, but the hospital website has details of all the consultants Consultants | North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust WWW.NTH.NHS.UK If you want to find out details of our hospital consultants and contact information you can search for them in our A-Z. obviously you'll know your dad's consultant name, but the phone numbers on there, are they ward ones that you've tried before or do they look different?   That said, even if you are more successful with that, definitely still get PALS and as much senior management on board as you can with a formal complaint. You shouldn't have to go to such lengths to get hold of the right people and for the right information, especially at such a stressful time.   You point out that you remember you're doing this for your brother and your dad, which is the best approach. I'm sure they, in their own way, know that you are pushing yourself and pushing the hospital for an outcome as you are is because of them.   I know it's easy for someone on the internet to say "look after yourself", "do this to help with stress" etc, but if you do feel you need extra help with dealing with your stress/worry, please don't be afraid to seek help from a doctor yourself. A "well" you is the best sort of support for your dad and brother.   I wish I could offer more support and I'm sure that if anyone else of the CAG community has any other suggestions, I'm sure they will come here and let you know.  
    • Ok update.  I have spent the last week or two, trying to get help from the Staff Nurses and Matron, regarding the Consultant or someone to have my dads lack of capacity documented, either their own paperwork or me sending COP3. I   they have informed the consultant looking after my dad, who at this moment is sounding very ill, with medical issues on top of delirium and confusion, he is apparently having blood transfusion bag things. not eating and drinking. I have even spoken to the consultants secretary to explain the urgent matter and to have the consultant contact over the last few days WITHOUT SUCCESS, conversion ended today with its a legal form can I take it into hospital personally, er..I dont drive and Im in Northampton, Hospital is Stockton on Tees.    the nurses cant help need to speak to consultant!!!!!!! conversation ended with well I will complain to PALS, GMC secretary of Health or whoever......reply was looks like it then?   I have just compiled a 3 page letter [well e mail one] sent to PALS, I will follow up with a written one and to whoever else I can contact.   I need this medical form before I can do anything else with court or appointee   anyone have any ideas cos Im now at my gasping point, wondering why the hell am I taking on all this stress and worry, then I think of my younger brother, and that reminds me why I am doing it and doing it for.
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Hi Im at the moment recieving ESA for back problems,anxiety,depression. I have to go back for medical next week after winning my appeal 6 months ago.What it is my back has got worse,and i feel i may not be able to work again if this cant be rectified,im asking my gp if he will send me to pain clinic,my medication doesn't seem to be working now.I will be 60yrs old next year,but I can not get pension until im 62 what ive read on pension sites.What id like to no does anyone no if I would be able to get Pension Credit next year when im 60 because of ill health? My ex is only 61 has bad headaches and he is on pension credit,never worked for years either,but i think the law changed just after he got it,but surely they wont make me work being 60 and very bad back pains,im on medication,and im sure i wouldn't last long in employment,and doubt anyone would employ me with my complaints back pains depression,anxiety etc,it sounds awful i no,but im no scrounger,I just feel so down,never hardly sleep most nights with pain and tinnitus loud noise in my ears.On this ill health would they consider giving me pension credit next year when im 60?Doubt they would now 59,or would i be able to do maybe a couple hours work and get pension credits or something?I doubt i will pass atos medical,maybe the next tribunal,as did my precious one.Thanks please Help!! :|

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Hello there. I'm afraid that you can't claim PC early owing to ill health. Pension Credit does not take account of a person's ability or lack of ability to work owing to illness, as it is not a "working age" benefit and can only be claimed by people of minimum qualifying age for PC. This began to gradually increase from April 2010; it is no longer 60 years. Someone hitting 60 this year would not qualify for PC, they'd have to wait until next year. If you are due to turn 60 in 2012, you wouldn't be able to claim Pension Credit until 2014 after your 62nd birthday.

 

Your ex's ill health won't have had an impact either way on a Pension Credit claim; he was able to claim before they altered the State Pension age, as he had reached the minimum qualifying age at that time.

 

Whilst you are under the minimum qualifying age for PC, you can only claim working age benefits. Working age benefits for ill health are ESA and/or DLA, if you have a disability which requires you to have assistance with personal care and/or mobility.

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Hello there. I hope I haven't missed the point here, but I think your State pension 'stamp' as we called it in my day :) is usually paid when you're on benefit and that means you should receive the amount from the State that you would have got if you hadn't been ill. I'm sure Erika will correct me if I'm wrong.

 

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