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    Hi Chris Agree with you there. Where are the...

    Hi Chris
    Agree with you there.
    Where are the spam filters on here and are they even in use? It’s got totally put of hand and isn’t being taken seriously as far as I can see.
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    I called ESA this morning and was told I’m not...

    I called ESA this morning and was told I’m not entitled to the Xmas bonus through ESA as I’m on IR.
    As my DLA ends on 31st December I was told I should call them. (My Pip starts on 1st January...
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    Thanks for the reminder about the Xmas bonus as...

    Thanks for the reminder about the Xmas bonus as I’d forgotten about it.

    I haven’t had my Xmas bonus yet.
    I had an issue getting my first ESA this month as it was accidentally halted due to me...
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    You’re welcome. Gosh yes there is only so long...

    You’re welcome.
    Gosh yes there is only so long you can wait on hold!
    I’ve found the earlier you call the quicker you get put through.
    Rasy
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    I’d give them a call as they are the best people...

    I’d give them a call as they are the best people to advise.
    It might be a bit of a wait with Christmas etc but they can give you a rough idea in terms of how many weeks to expect.
    Ask them what...
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    Hi phillius, I had my letter to say I’d been...

    Hi phillius,
    I had my letter to say I’d been “pipped” (after being on DLA) on 31st July this year.
    I called straight away to start the claim but it took at least a week to get the forms.
    After a...
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    Thanks for clearing that up Nukecad.

    Thanks for clearing that up Nukecad.
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    That’s really good to hear. I feel the same! ...

    That’s really good to hear. I feel the same!

    Now I have to wait to be invited to claim UC from ESA (IR SG). Just hope that’s a while away!
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    Hi Phaedra I’m wondering if it is age related? ...

    Hi Phaedra I’m wondering if it is age related?
    I don’t know if they stop reviewing you after you have reached a certain threshold. I have a feeling that this might be the case but actually I don’t...
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    I recently got my first PIP award letter and had...

    I recently got my first PIP award letter and had a paper based assessment after being transferred from DLA. I’m effectively on the same levels as I was on DLA.
    It says my PIP is for “an ongoing...
  11. Quick update: Called DWP first thing this...

    Quick update: Called DWP first thing this morning who said this can sometimes happen due to Pip award and payment had been accidentally halted. They apologised and someone called at midday and the...
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    Hi I know it’s not easy but try to be positive...

    Hi I know it’s not easy but try to be positive with an open mind.
    Unfortunately there are many scare stories out there that can be damaging to anyone who is going through the process. I had the...
  13. Hi thanks for the replies, much appreciated guys....

    Hi thanks for the replies, much appreciated guys.
    @Beau - I’m not with Nat West but will keep my eyes and ears open in case there is an issue with my bank as well.

    @Nukecad - Cheers for that. ...
  14. ESA Non payment blip - any advice?

    I’ve been on IR ESA (SG) since 2013. Normally paid fortnightly on a Friday.
    Only noticed a non payment of ESA on Saturday when I got a low balance alert so I’ll have to leave it till tomorrow...
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    If you live in the UK and aren’t using central...

    If you live in the UK and aren’t using central heating at this time of year then that is your answer. Switch it on 24/7 and turn it down slightly if you find it too hot..
    Sorry to sound harsh but...
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    I am a full time powerchair user. The answer is...

    I am a full time powerchair user.
    The answer is simple. Stick to one battery and charge it overnight either every night or every other night.
    You MUST let the battery go through the full charging...
  17. (25) When approaching the car park you spot a...

    (25) When approaching the car park you spot a disabled parking space in the distance. As you draw closer you realise exactly why no one is actually parked there…

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    I just had visions of a mini drone being factored...

    I just had visions of a mini drone being factored into care needs or something crazy like that on the assessment report! ;)
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    I’m so glad you got someone to phone in for you. ...

    I’m so glad you got someone to phone in for you. I really hope that you get a paper based assessment and think that you would have reasonable grounds for this considering your situation.

    My...
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    Phone them. I had a paper based assessment and...

    Phone them. I had a paper based assessment and found out by asking them for an update as I hadn’t heard anything for about 7 weeks. I must point out that I didn’t ask for a paper based assessment. ...
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    (24) Nearly 4 months after being “Pipped” it’s surprisingly good news..


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    Hi Izzy, yes I believe he was fishing for...

    Hi Izzy, yes I believe he was fishing for information that could contradict your claim. For example if you spend a couple of hours a week performing circus tricks like tightrope walking, go to...
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    Wait a minute.. 7 New Users in a Single Thread????

    After re-reading this thread, I noticed 7 first time posters.
    This is highly unusual activity and I have to question if in fact it’s the same person posting under different names..
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    That’s really good to hear.

    That’s really good to hear.
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    Hi sorry I was about to rewrite my 2nd reply...

    Hi sorry I was about to rewrite my 2nd reply which was incorrect (Which I have now deleted).

    I’ve just checked the descriptors for 2 points:

    1 b. Needs to use an aid or appliance to be able...
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