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    • no don't call them. you say they DONT mention at all the other times of usage? usually it will say byelaw bla bla  and in the statement say and XXX other times counted to [no.] being TIC if you plead guity and attend which you MUST do
    • Thank you for clearing that up BazzaS.   I am under the assumption that the other offences are TIC given the fact that I admitted the period of use (5 months) in my first letter which gave my explanation of events. In response to my first letter, they decided to prosecute me for the single offence (under the byelaws).    I will call them to double check on this though.     
    • Thank you for your help. I do understand and I can see how it looks to tax credits however they aren’t telling me exactly what evidence they have. When I called them last week (haven’t spoke to the compliance team since) he said there is strong evidence but didn’t say what and then asked me what doctors he uses? I said I have no idea as I don’t.   do you think I should contact them again and explain everything again and also about the universal credit claim and what they advised? Just feel I’m gonna be in the wrong no matter what I do now as it’s either do a joint claim but he ain’t here in that capacity or do a single claim but risk it being investigated again due to him using this address.
    • How much (practical, not just academic) criminal law did your two law degrees cover?   In this context, TIC : “taken into consideration”.   If they ask about the others and you admit them and ask for them to be taken into consideration, then they can’t come after you for them later, they will be disposed of at the time the specimen charge is heard.   If they don’t ask about them and you offer them, they might offer to have them TIC, or it might persuade them not to offer an administrative settlement. There is a theoretical downside to not coughing to them, though.   If TfL prosecute you for one offence and don’t ask about any TIC, then you only get prosecuted for that one. There is then the theoretical risk they could come after you (within 6 months of the offence) for any other offences committed, if they discover them. If they are TIC you are protected from this.
    • They are charging me for one use essentially i.e. being in a compulsory ticket area without a ticket. What do you mean by TIC?
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Universal Credit DWP Online guide

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Here is a link to the DWP online guide to claiming Universal Credit, there are videos explaining the process here.

 

https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/making-a-claim/how-to-claim/

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6 hours ago, tomtom256 said:

https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/how-to-claim

 

Brassnecked see this part:-

Universal Credit helpline

Contact the Universal Credit helpline if:

  • you cannot use digital services at all, this might be due to disability or your circumstances

A phone claim is then made and all appointments are face to face, statements get posted out to address etc. They have an option of then converting to an online claim if able to. These customer's then report changes via the service centre or through their work coach.

 

See also https://universalcreditinfo.net/myths/claims-can-only-be-made-online

 

 

Many thanks for this alternative advice tomtom

 

Andy


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Yes thanks both  Have been on the phone to a UC call centre today  to help someone in my Council ward, they said that there is NO paper based system, but if someone is blind or has a vulnerability that makes it difficult to access  then what TomTom has linked to is a way to do it.  That mythbuster link is very useful indeed. DWP are known for pushing easy options  (for them) but will help at a Jobcentre if no other way.


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Thought I would add this link before I forgot.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/decision-makers-guide-staff-guide

 

DWP publish their Decision Makers guides online, so there is no hidden guidelines that are not available to the public.

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