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    Early onset Alzheimer's: memory Test

    Briefly, I've been disabled for 20 odd years and taking a lot of medication daily ( mainly painkillers)
    At the moment complications mean I cannot eat meals or produce enough iron but, prior to this...
  2. The largest slice of the benefit bill goes on...

    The largest slice of the benefit bill goes on pensions which are ringfenced, there are 5million people who are working poor. They often receive benefit where the taxpayer enables their employer to...
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    I need an auto & they don't start until £649...

    I need an auto & they don't start until £649 otherwise I'd have a look.
    I actually tried a Cactus today, it's the perfect size for me, top of the range £499 ap. I'll take your council and give...
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    Thankyou for your post, I actually trust the DHSS...

    Thankyou for your post, I actually trust the DHSS to make the correct decision. You are quite correct when you say we only hear the bad news.
    My personal situation is that my wife has just started a...
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    As well as PIP hanging over me there'e the poss'...

    As well as PIP hanging over me there'e the poss' of early onset Altzhimers so I'd like to get to drive whilst I'm still able.
    Both my Doctor and Consultants assure me there should be no problem that...
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    That time again, anyone got a Cactus or Juke?

    Hi guys, three years seem to go by quicker and quicker & I'm due a change in January.
    With the sord of Damocles that is PIP hanging over me, (I'm still on infinite dla). I was going to go for a £0...
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    Don't give up people, that's what the Tories want...

    Don't give up people, that's what the Tories want us to do.
    The more people who give up or die the better. This whole war against the poor and dismantling of the welfare state is only the...
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    I too am thinking this car will be my last on the...

    I too am thinking this car will be my last on the scheme. Thankfully we've been able to move into town but still need a car for hospitals etc. So hopefully once the Astra goes back we'll be able to...
  9. Who to ask for any expert advice is the problem. ...

    Who to ask for any expert advice is the problem.
    The CAB told me it 'should' be the same as if we had moved into a rental whilst any property purchase proceeded. They normally allow 6 months but...
  10. Sold house, new house cheaper but needs disabled facilities, income support.

    Hi guys, I've not been around for a while but have sold our house & moved into town. The new house was cheaper than the sale price but needs all of the 'difference' spent on it to bring it up to...
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    I get both, the IB is topped up with IS £1 last...

    I get both, the IB is topped up with IS £1 last time they sent a letter but income Support gives us extra benefits like free school meals and council tax allowance (at the moment)
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    Thank's davewhit, I guess then that I must have...

    Thank's davewhit, I guess then that I must have filled in one of these in the distant past.
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    Sorry to butt in on the thread but what is a...

    Sorry to butt in on the thread but what is a 'pca'?
    Ive been disabled for the last 20 years and cannot remember when i last had a medical to do with the DWP.
    The last time I was examined by anyone...
  14. To be fair a lot of people in the south of the UK...

    To be fair a lot of people in the south of the UK have seen the property they live in rise to ridiculous values either owned or rented.
    If your disabled and dependent on a local support network...
  15. The point in the case is that the total benefit...

    The point in the case is that the total benefit including her carers allowance dla esa housing benefit etc exceeds the cap.
    If the lady's son is not treated as an adult the cap wouldn't apply.
    The...
  16. I'm afraid dla/pip DOESN'T stop the cap,...

    I'm afraid dla/pip DOESN'T stop the cap, http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/dec/16/parents-disabled-offspring-benefit-cap
  17. The Tories Lied when they said that disability benefits wouldn't be included in cap

    The Tories Lied when they said that disability benefits wouldn't be included in the benefit cap. It turns out that after being reassured that any disabled benefit (PIP) wouldn't be added to a...
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    PIP and the Blue Badge.

    Am I correct in thinking that with the changeover to PIP & the fact that a lot of people will be declared 'fit', then the amount of BB's in use will also fall, seeing as those in receipt of DLA...
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    I looked into this and it seems it is down to the...

    I looked into this and it seems it is down to the company you're buying/leasing from. Assuming you are considering a new car you can try asking the Dealer for info.
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    Doberg, If you can be working they why aren't...

    Doberg,
    If you can be working they why aren't you? DLA is payable to people in work as well.
    I'm sure people would work if it were possible however the ConDem's policy is to make it impossible for...
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    The Why is simple. this (Tory) gov't of ConDem's...

    The Why is simple. this (Tory) gov't of ConDem's are bullies & like all bullies they only pick on the weak and defenseless
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    It's OK for those who can afford it, since I...

    It's OK for those who can afford it, since I became disabled 16+ years all of our savings have gone on raising our 3 kids etc, we now have to live on state handouts, we're trying to move into town...
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    I think the problem is that although Motability...

    I think the problem is that although Motability is supposed to be a 'charity' in effect these organisations are just another Quango with their CEO's earning a huge salary and they don't want to rock...
  24. I had a similar discussion with my consultant...

    I had a similar discussion with my consultant recently and he is of the opinion that 'if you are reliant on medication to enable you to function then you are sick'. I pointed out that some are...
  25. Thread: Kuga no more

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    Well I cannot afford a car without the help from...

    Well I cannot afford a car without the help from the DLA, I can no longer manage a manual anyway + I need room for a chair + 4 passengers.
    I think the secret is to just buy either nil AP or the...
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