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    hmmmmmmmmmmm well despite my asking 3 or more...

    hmmmmmmmmmmm

    well despite my asking 3 or more times on the phone and once in writing - they still have NOT written to tell me whether my back payment is an official error or not - nor will they...
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    Nukecad - could I ask you - concerning your DMG...

    Nukecad - could I ask you - concerning your DMG post (p.3 of this thread)
    do you think that means my back payment is disregarded for life of ESA claim - or 52 weeks?

    sorry if I am being dim
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    thanks Nukecad but I still don't know if mine is...

    thanks Nukecad
    but I still don't know if mine is counted as official error, or not


    ed. Re-reading their letter I realise it is not an MR - as it is exactly the same format as the previous one,...
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    Update Got the 'we have looked again' letter...

    Update

    Got the 'we have looked again' letter today
    and yes they have paid back the money they took off last month and have calculated my savings correctly, so I am now a little better off


    I...
  5. re. meds - could I just add that there are no...

    re. meds - could I just add that there are no meds for BPD so although they may help with some symptoms, they really don't seem to do much at all

    and as Nukecad says - they cannot make a...
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    hilarious and yes indeed!!!! I do so wish...

    hilarious
    and yes indeed!!!!

    I do so wish they would get their act together re. communication
    a quick phone call explaining what they are doing - or a letter before the payment - or even a...
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    well, an interesting update £64 has appeared in...

    well, an interesting update
    £64 has appeared in my bank account today - from dwp
    hmmmm!!
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    Funnily enough, Nukecad - I have had exactly the...

    Funnily enough, Nukecad - I have had exactly the same thought!!

    I am still confused over the issue of 'official error' - since mine was a later payment (as you know)
    but since it was THEIR error,...
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    Yes, DaPa, it is although my backpayment is...

    Yes, DaPa, it is

    although my backpayment is from a later date than the IB/ESA error -
    yes it should be disregarded - hence my confusion and MR
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    thank you, its so stressful, isn't it.

    thank you, its so stressful, isn't it.
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    did it! wrote down the info and questions and...

    did it!
    wrote down the info and questions
    and actually the person I spoke to was very clear and thorough
    he said there was nothing on the file to show how they had come to the amount they had,...
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    I chickened out again still not clear in my...

    I chickened out again
    still not clear in my head what I should say to them
    need to get a script or something
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    thanks Grrrrrowl You are right, I need to ask to...

    thanks Grrrrrowl
    You are right, I need to ask to talk to someone from 'my' office but I am not sure they will do that

    what is so confusing is that I have already set everything out very clearly...
  14. hi I would just like to say that I currently...

    hi
    I would just like to say that I currently receive PiP on Mental health grounds

    if you are a member of the 'benefitsandwork' forum, they have very in depth booklets that help explain which...
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    still not plucked up the courage to contact dwp...

    still not plucked up the courage to contact dwp
    will try again tomorrow
    but I am unsure what to say to them
    if I tell them I want an MR, do I have to explain why over the phone, or send it in...
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    that is just crazy as that also means anyone who...

    that is just crazy as that also means anyone who keeps it all in one account will have it counted

    I am just so angry because I made it so so so clear
    I was trying to be completely transparent...
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    I get what you are saying Nukecad but the...

    I get what you are saying Nukecad
    but the account I have the back payment in is a savings acc. and I can only spend it online if I transfer it through my current acc.

    but I had great big arrows...
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    ha ha Buble I am contemplating writing to...

    ha ha Buble

    I am contemplating writing to complaints rather than MR
    because I don't believe an MR will explain anything
    all it will do is either change the amount up/down or keep the same

    I...
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    sorry I have not been very clear the £5 is IN...

    sorry I have not been very clear

    the £5 is IN ADDITION to the amount they already deducted

    in their letter in September they listed what savings I had which they had been working from

    the...
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    backpayment not disregarded

    In September the DWP asked for up to date info on my finances in relation to my ESA
    I sent them all bank statements etc

    They have taken 7 weeks to respond and have reduced my ESA by £5 a week
    ...
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    if you get your gas from EDF then phone them and...

    if you get your gas from EDF then phone them and explain and they can usually swap the amount to either or both services

    however - also - if you have that for electricity it frees up your other...
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    thank you Nukecad that is really very helpful

    thank you Nukecad
    that is really very helpful
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    that confuses me as I thought if you did VW they...

    that confuses me as I thought if you did VW they would look at it and if they thought it meant your 'needs' had changed they would reassess

    or would that just be those of us with mental illness
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    no advice or wisdom - sadly I feel exactly like...

    no advice or wisdom - sadly I feel exactly like you do
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    I think it is terribly hard for those of us with...

    I think it is terribly hard for those of us with MH conditions to prove that we still have the same difficulties whilst taking on some work - of any sort
    because so many tasks - voluntary or...
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