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    My banks computer already has gone offline this...

    My banks computer already has gone offline this year at least twice.

    I worked on a satellite in the early nineties which did exactly that - dropped out the sky onto a beach! I was shocked at the...
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    I've been reassessed more times than I can count...

    I've been reassessed more times than I can count in eighteen months, I've not been left alone for as long as six months. My GP has even written to say they're making things worse for me as has MP as...
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    Don't worry, I was just venting about it. I...

    Don't worry, I was just venting about it. I appreciate your help!

    Yes it was simply so the government could get creative with their statistics about student loans.
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    The difficulty is they include income from direct...

    The difficulty is they include income from direct payments as well as other benefits, only support group component and dla/PIP is excluded, if you get direct payments or even have credit cards they...
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    Thanks for the link. I've found details on the...

    Thanks for the link. I've found details on the council website but it seems pretty clear that this money can only be used for socialising activities and nothing else so I don't know why they're...
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    Direct payments for socialisation only

    I was wondering if anyone here can help me with this.

    Due to my student loan being sold to a private company and that company taking direct payments into account as income (as they're not...
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    so where do I sign up to do this independent...

    so where do I sign up to do this independent study for them for £217,000? sounds ideal especially as all the works already been done for me!

    More seriously it was about 2012 wasn't it when they...
  8. I did think they should have added their own lack...

    I did think they should have added their own lack of resources to the article but I thought maybe that was just around here.
  9. My GP bought me my first walking stick because I...

    My GP bought me my first walking stick because I needed a special handle which the NHS said would take twelve months for them to get. They then wasted £2000 on specialist knee splints that didn't fit...
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    Yes I've done the same. I've a small amount going...

    Yes I've done the same. I've a small amount going from my current account to another account each month, just so I have a backup. It's not very much but it's something.
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    It varies so much people's experiences of it. For...

    It varies so much people's experiences of it. For me the initial conversation went on for ages as I struggle to use a phone and despite a social worker helping they still insisted I must agree to...
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    I've been getting it on safari.

    I've been getting it on safari.
  13. I know for my GP/MP. For me alone they've spent...

    I know for my GP/MP. For me alone they've spent hours trying to help/do letters every year etc because I keep getting forms immediately a decision is made. I was arrested during my only face to face...
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    I didn't stop working due to mental illness. I...

    I didn't stop working due to mental illness. I stopped due to my physical illnesses (my fault I should have been more specific). I mentioned mental health in terms of that deterioating partially...
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    Some people don't have a choice. I don't. I...

    Some people don't have a choice. I don't.

    I remained in work as long as I could, longer than I medically should have and only because I was, at that time, able to hide my disability well enough...
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    Did she resign last time? I can't remember.

    Did she resign last time? I can't remember.
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    shes sorry she got caught (again) I'm sure...

    shes sorry she got caught (again)

    I'm sure they'll be plenty of other opportunities to lie and not get caught.
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    I did read the letter she was sent online...

    I did read the letter she was sent online somewhere that prompted the 'apology'. I can't find anywhere she actually used the word 'sorry' just a lot of waffle (and coming from me, waffle queen)...
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    I'm still deeply suspicious she even got the job...

    I'm still deeply suspicious she even got the job given her history of "inadvertently misleading" people and inquiries...
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    Hmm. I missed the bit in the article where she...

    Hmm. I missed the bit in the article where she actually used the word "sorry"....

    "Inadvertently misleading you" isn't the same thing now is it?

    (Yes I'm being pedantic - this really wouldn't...
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    It depends on the area though. There's no wait...

    It depends on the area though. There's no wait here - appointments are about a month after the form goes back. Though there are oddly still people here on incapacity benefit.

    It makes no...
  22. Thread: PiP

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    In my council assessments of needs now follow...

    In my council assessments of needs now follow descriptor awards under PIP. So if you have less than the maximum for feeding or dressing you're assessed as not meeting their criteria for help....
  23. Thread: Dbs & pip

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    Give yourself time to recover and see how it...

    Give yourself time to recover and see how it effects you. I've not had this operation but have had ones for my conditions which should have improved my condition but didn't.

    If it doesn't improve...
  24. Thread: PiP

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    I agree. I got what they could get away with...

    I agree.

    I got what they could get away with giving me (got standard mobility qualified for enhanced) knowing I couldn't cope with appealing.
  25. I've no one I can go with. I do have a railcard....

    I've no one I can go with. I do have a railcard. Arriva sent me an email saying I should contact staff if I feel ill, but they don't get that warnings are very short or that they are now halving the...
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