hi all, sorry i am been electioneering for my local polical party.
just to let you know that they have contacted before the final judgement day and settled.
small claim courts is brillant.
contrary to the opinions on here you dont need to be elaborate. just state clearly that it was lost as they can see on their system anyway.
i did it very simply and won.
thanks for everyone and especially Me !.
I have received a letter from Universal Credit informing me that I have limited capability for work and that I no longer need to attend the Jobcentre or look for work. I also do not need to keep sending the Jobcentre fit notes from now on. I am obviously relieved by this, as my treatment continues and I am working to regain my health. I am informed that I will get some kind of backdated payment from 3 months after I provided evidence to UC about my condition.
In March this year I was found fit for work and taken out of the support group for ESA and forced onto UC despite being on a waiting list for the second course of my treatment, and my condition being more or less the same as when the DWP found me unfit for work the previous year. So I assume my backdated payment will start from July, is that right?
A couple of weeks ago I had another letter from the DWP informing me about my tribunal date for my ESA appeal. If I have this right the only purpose of the ESA appeal now is to determine whether I am entitled to a backdated payment for the 3 months from March to June, is that correct? If that's the situation I might let them determine my case based on the papers and save myself the ordeal of going to the tribunal. Although I know that's risky because I'm told I have more of a chance of winning it if I attend.
When I was pushed onto UC in March I had to take a DWP loan out of £875 because UC took 5 weeks to process the UC claim. I have so far paid back around £350 of the loan. It says in the UC letter that if I owe them money they might deduct this from the backdated payment. Do you know if this includes the remaining loan I took out? Or will they let me keep paying that back monthly as was the original agreement?
I'm sorry for all the questions but while I feel that I am now getting somewhere I am still very confused by what happens next.
Any help and assistance would be really appreciated.