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    Interesting one, Housing Benefit is administered...

    Interesting one, Housing Benefit is administered by the council and not by the DWP.

    The relevant guidance is- the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit guidance....
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    But Debora - I'd find it a bit of a struggle to...

    But Debora - I'd find it a bit of a struggle to get to Singapore. :p
  3. AFAIK any required adaptations should be paid for...

    AFAIK any required adaptations should be paid for by the Motability charity (Not the Motability lease company) so should not be included in any AP required by the lease company.

    It's important to...
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    Yes I'd agree that with the changes to pension...

    Yes I'd agree that with the changes to pension ages that example is now useless, because at 61 Bernard would now still be under SPC age.
    So 51551 now overrules 51553, making it redundant, and the...
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    I'm in the pub for a while so am restricted what...

    I'm in the pub for a while so am restricted what I can do from this phone.

    Tony, to clarify what all the above means-

    You can defer any lump sum or income until your state pension age without...
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    Hi Tony, Just to note that the 'Old Style'...

    Hi Tony,

    Just to note that the 'Old Style' ESA regulations were first enacted in 2008, but have been updated many times.

    When looking at them you should make sure that you are looking at the...
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    That is a very good point which I had somewhat...

    That is a very good point which I had somewhat overlooked Walker.

    The two ages used to be different, which is why they used SPC in the guidance. Because it could be lower.
    SPC age used to be...
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    It is a minefield, but you can find your path...

    It is a minefield, but you can find your path through with a bit of work. (You are already not doing a bad job).

    Are you sitting comfortably?

    First off you have to make a distinction between...
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    It tells you on page 19 of the ESA50 : So you...

    It tells you on page 19 of the ESA50 :

    So you wait until they send you an appointment date for a F2F and THEN ask for a Home Assessment.
    It's CHDA that you contact not the DWP.

    Do not expect...
  10. Thread: Esa uc50

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    This will be just a regular reassessment. (Which...

    This will be just a regular reassessment. (Which she would have had for ESA even if not claiming UC as well).

    If you have both CB ESA and UC like your partner then it's a UC50 that you will be...
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    Certain claimants who have a 'flag' on their...

    Certain claimants who have a 'flag' on their claim at the DWP will not be called to a f2f appointment.

    If it's clear from your ESA50 that you qualify for SG then you will not be called for to f2f...
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    I always go by the thought that when I have to...

    I always go by the thought that when I have to phone the DWP the person I get may have just spent half an hour being sworn at and abused by someone else, so they may still be a bit wound up.

    Being...
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    I have seen something all not being well at the...

    I have seen something all not being well at the mail handling centres at the moment and it's causing delays in processing received mail, I'll see if I can find it again.

    EDIT -...
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    You could ring CHDA (not the DWP) and ask them...

    You could ring CHDA (not the DWP) and ask them what is happening with the ESA50.

    As for the PIP we have seen a few of these review decisions recently.

    They announced it last year:...
  15. Thread: Any ideas?

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    I had the same recently when renewing my ENCTS...

    I had the same recently when renewing my ENCTS bus pass. (Also for epilepsy).

    Although the form says that it must be a consultant and not your GP, it didn't matter.

    I rang them to query why we...
  16. False Disability Benefit Fraud allegations.

    An interesting FoI response today about the number of incorrect allegations of benefit fraud for ESA/PIP made in the past 2 years:...
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    It would be classed as fraud if you got better,...

    It would be classed as fraud if you got better, didn't tell them, and they found out.

    It can't be fraud if you got worse and didn't tell them.
    (Because you have been claiming less than, or the...
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    Asking for an MR should not affect payments.

    The current decision stands until any new/changed decision is made, so she would continue to get standard DL and enhanced mobility while the MR (and...
  19. My money is on - "We are not allowed to move and...

    My money is on - "We are not allowed to move and plug in the machines, only an electrical technician is allowed to do that and they don't work weekends".
  20. That all does seem reasonable in your...

    That all does seem reasonable in your circumstances.

    You need to have actually paid 26 weeks worth of NI in one of the last 2 tax years, and then have a total of 50 weeks paid/credited in each of...
  21. Never heard that one before, sounds like bull to...

    Never heard that one before, sounds like bull to me.

    I'm pretty sure that any assessor should be capable of putting tapes in a machine and switching it on, it's not as if you need an electrician...
  22. I agree that it's probably best to attend the...

    I agree that it's probably best to attend the assessment centre so that they can see just how things are.

    I'm not sure if the DWP would/could tell a claimant if they were marked as vulnerable....
  23. The basic rules for getting SDP added to an IR...

    The basic rules for getting SDP added to an IR benefit -

    You have Middle or Higher Care in DLA, or any rate Daily Living in PIP.
    And,
    You are classed as living alone. (Partner having a...
  24. Please note that I've just edited the above to...

    Please note that I've just edited the above to correct a couple of point and to add a link to an example IS10.
  25. Ahh, that makes things a bit clearer. That...

    Ahh, that makes things a bit clearer.

    That £0.10 top up is interesting, it shows that you had a Transitional Amount in your ESA to keep it the same as you were previously getting with IB.
    (It...
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