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    • Mrs Homer's squeaky friend has done it again, this time an overstay at Sainsbury's car park in Hornchurch Essex of 34 minutes over the allowed time of 2 hours   I tried to attach a scan but it keeps saying I can only upload 4.88 Mb whatever that means, I'm old and do not understand computers.   Date of the 'offence' 10th July   Date of the PCN 16th July   Date PCN received 18th July   No appeal or contact has been made with Horizon, Squeaky Friend does not have a Sainsburys receipt now.  
    • At least you got it over with.  Just wait for the court order to come so we can see what the judge has put,  but you will have to start making payments in line with his order from whatever date is on it.    
    • No direct answer for you I am afraid but their actions are surprising. Although banks can and do question unexpected large payments into bank accounts (large relative to what usually comes in) you wouldn't expect a payment from HMRC to be considered a suspicious transaction under money-laundering rules. And you've done the right thing, gone into branch with ID and proof of the source of the payment. Hopefully they will soon unfreeze your account.Sady in all banks local managers have virtually no say in what happens, it's all down to head office fraud and money laundering team.   Their suggestion that student accounts don't allow you to work is surely nonsense. The requirement in their t&c is that you must be on a full time course, not that you can't work as well. Their t&c say " You must be aged 18 or over and studying on a full-time UCAS registered course of two or more  years’ duration...". Nothing in the t&c about not being allowed to work as well, they made it up. It would be a strange student a/c that said you couldn't work ever - Nationwide must know  that most students need to take part-time/holiday jobs to pay their way through university (and have done for as long as student accounts have existed - at least 50 years!)
    • but no judgements yet..urm… think about it..
    • I could never thank you enough Ell-enn - And would never have been able to get through this without your help, support & guidance... Thank you so so much!   I found it all quite traumatic and distressing today - I managed to make myself look somewhat presentable for court and tried to stay as positive as I could, but had a pretty bad panic attack and broke down crying on the way to court, which melted my make-up and I felt very dizzy and unwell. The security staff were helpful and a lady appeared at desk in waiting room (usher I think) and told me that the rep for other side had been there all day, but had popped out for lunch. She said when he gets back he may want to talk to me. I felt like I was going to projectile vomit all over the waiting room. My head started pounding with a severe headache and I was worried I might pass out. He waltzed into the waiting room and stood towering over me at over 6 foot, but only looked about 12 years old.... Very cocky and stood too closely in my personal space. He told me to follow him into a private room for conference and I refused and told him I would prefer for the judge to decide.    Shortly after we were called into the judge. I don't recall his name but I don't think it was the same judge who issued the original possession order and he looked a little bit like Judge Rinder. I broke down crying again soon after sitting down and had to apologise to the judge, who seemed sympathetic. I felt so unwell, embarrassed and humiliated. I then had a panic attack during the hearing and was struggling to breathe - I must have looked such a state.    The judge asked what date the eviction was due to happen (Monday) and then asked me if I had any offers on the house yet and spoke to me briefly, but I could barely speak due to crying. He asked me about my expected return to work and I said I had suffered a nervous breakdown and wanted to be able to get back to work as soon as possible, that my GP had singed me off sick until mid-August and that I was currently on several medications which also affect my ability to work. He asked me if I wanted to say anything else and there was so much I felt I could have put across better, but just didn't feel able to and couldn't think clearly, so said no.   The judge said to the rep for Britannia that he felt concerned about this, but not sure exactly what he meant by that and then the other side stated they had clear instructions to take possession, that I had only paid them £10 and disagreed with my proposal to sell the property myself. The judge asked him if my offer of £50 towards arrears fell in line with Norgan case and the other side said yes. The rep stated that whatever it is I do for a living, my proposals could not be taken into account, as I had no proof or indication of my current income/expenditure.   The judge then came back to me and said he wouldn't be able to agree to more time for property to sell, but would have been able to do more if I had an offer in place / sale agreed. He asked me about my work and for a clearer indication of when I would be able to resume payments / pay a monthly amount towards the arrears. I said that I also had a spinal injury & had had surgery on my spine a few years ago and it was due to complications from that that I had initially been unable to work & fell into arrears and then went on to say that it was Britannias' actions that had caused my breakdown and he did snap at me a bit then and told me he didn't want to hear what Britannia had done, so I apologised. He asked me again when I thought I would be able to resume payments and I asked if September would be ok. I was shaking and having a pretty bad panic attack at that point.    The rep from other side then jumped in and said she needs to pay us straight away, and the judge then stated that he would make an order for me to make repayments from August and suspend the order on those terms. He said if I fell into difficulties again we would be back here again and said that they may be able to help me again if that happened. He asked if that was ok for me and I felt pressured to agree as I didn't feel able to do any other.... I am now now worried about my ability to do this, but obviously relieved at the same time. I think the rep for the other side was a bit p**sed off... He was quite ignorant and I feel traumatised...I feel sorry for the judge having to see me in state like that.   As soon as we had left the room the rep came right up behind me calling my name and told me he needed my updated phone number so that he could contact me. He looked a little bit psychopathic at that point and I told him I didn't want to speak to him and walked off.... I was so dazed I went in the wrong direction when I left the court building and it wasn't until I looked in mirror later that I realised I had tissue paper stuck all over my face from where I had been drying my tears... I HATE Britannia for making me go through that, especially under such poor health.... Which they have caused me!   Thank you again so much for all of your kind wishes and assistance - Especially Ell-enn, as without your help I would be facing Bailiff eviction next week - And still won't sleep until that time has passed.... xx         
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I was moved from incap to the ESA work related group, since then had 1 ESA 50 review without a medical and passed... the DWP said on their record I would most likely get another in June 2013.

 

Dec 2012 I was called up for my first work focus interview at the jobcentre

they looked at my condition and advised I appeal to be placed in the support group.

 

Today I received a letter from the appeals officer saying the decision has been revised in my favour the letter is vague but I guess it means I have been placed in the support group

 

 

I have 2 questions

 

Will I still be up for review in June?

 

Support group pay is more than workgroup will I see back pay and if so when from?


CAG helped me beat my Lowells 2 debts :D:p

then I beat co-op costing them court fees :D:roll:

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the support group mean you dont have to go for any WFI now until they next call for you to fill in the ESA50 questionnaire even though you have been placed in the support group you can still be asked to fill in the questionnaire in june there is no set time limit for people in the support group i know from experiance you can be called back again after 3 months or it can be 18 months as there is no set time limit

 

you will get a bit more Mooney though in the support group £32.35 is the support group weekly component id call them up and ask them how long you have been placed in the support group for and if there is any back pay owed which i think there will be if the decision was wrong in the first place it will be from the date you was awarded the WRAG group

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The support group component is £34.05 now. If you're on a low income, (ie, little or no savings and no partner) you may also receive an enhanced disability premium of £14.80 per week.

 

Your IB might be more than the support group.

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I don't really understand it because they don't make it understandable really lol

 

I guess from looking at my breakdown of benefit I won't see an increase because I get a topup payment to ensure I don't see a decrease in the level of benefit

because my incap was paid at a higher rate then ESA work related group is

 

I think the top up payment will get lowered and I will get the same.


CAG helped me beat my Lowells 2 debts :D:p

then I beat co-op costing them court fees :D:roll:

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If you was on IB I expect like me they wont auto pay you the enhanced disability premium. As you are probably on CB ESA not IR ESA.

 

Advice I got told (not from here) told me to get the IR ESA topup payment there is a ESA 3 form to allow the IR topups. However I was then also told those with transitional protection cannot get the IR topups even if lower.

 

If you had full age addition on IB then the SG component wont make an effect, but if you can get the EDP it will.

 

On top of this it will I believe have a positive effect as well on housing benefit and council tax benefit if you claim those.

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The difference between WRAG and Support is £5.90 per week.

(would be the amount of backpay per week owing from the date given on the reconsideration)

you can call and ask them regarding the length of award.

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Any amount of IR ESA will give you full housing benefit and council tax. (until the council tax changes come in April)

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Any amount of IR ESA will give you full housing benefit and council tax. (until the council tax changes come in April)

 

yep thats why I said I believe, I just wasnt 100% sure because it is topup not full IR, thanks for confirming.

 

I plan to ask for this ESA 3 form this week. Before saturday I didnt know the name of the form.

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With regard to back payments, I'm actually quite stunned at how fast mine has been credited. I missed a phone call from the DWP on Thursday (28/02/13), called them on Friday (01/03/12) and they confirmed I'd been placed straight into the support group. Today (05/03/13) my bank has been credited with payments going back to the 13 week point (including the additional Enhanced Disability Premium). I haven't even had written confirmation yet of the 'upgrade'!

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Bloody Hell Rae ...

You're not wrong there. Especially when you consider ATOS were very very slow sending out the ESA50 (took them just under a year to do so). It would have been quicker to go to a Tribunal! But, with 53 weeks back payments, suffice it to say I'm a very happy bunny just now ... :cheer2:

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well I called them Monday

 

was totally pointless I didn't get any of my questions answered apart from them telling me I am back up for review in june.

 

they didn't know if my money was going up or anything ....total waste of money phoning them.


CAG helped me beat my Lowells 2 debts :D:p

then I beat co-op costing them court fees :D:roll:

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I went for my second WCA on 10/03/2014 and I found out two weeks later that I'd been put in the support group and my benefits had been paid back from November 2013 at one rate and then from January 2014, including the disability premium. It took five days for the money they owed me to be put into the bank. I'm still on cloud nine after the news because I've had 15 months of sheer hell with ATOS, the DWP and the tribunal service.

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