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    Yes, you are going to have to talk to someone to...

    Yes, you are going to have to talk to someone to make a new claim, or have someone with you who can talk to them.

    If someone else is going to talk for you then you have to give permission at the...
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    Coronavirus/Bbenefits - New webpage.

    There is a new webpage for information on benefits and C-19, it covers all benefits not just UC.

    It will be updated as/when things change.
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  3. Mmm, it seems that the government are indeed...

    Mmm, it seems that the government are indeed already looking to send out food parcels to those on the high risk register.

    I'm not sure how I feel about that while I can still get out to shop for...
  4. Thread: Omg!

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    Old bread mix, I've got half of one that's about...

    Old bread mix, I've got half of one that's about a year old in a jar.
    If it gets too old then the yeast will have died so it won't rise. Yeast lives a long time dried, but still pegs out after a...
  5. Thread: Omg!

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    Don't throw away food just because it's gone past...

    Don't throw away food just because it's gone past date, especially tinned, jarred, or dried food.

    It's still fine to eat, the date is just on there to encourage more sales.

    "Use By" on fresh...
  6. Thread: Have a laugh.

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    Have a laugh.

    I've just come across this satirical spoof newspaper site, it's pretty funny:
    https://rochdaleherald.co.uk/about/

    Here's two about Boris and coronavirus:...
  7. I agree and this is what the scheme is currently...

    I agree and this is what the scheme is currently offering, simply help if you need it.

    However the government have to also keep an eye on what may happen, even if it's very unlikely.
    If all the...
  8. This registration scheme isn't giving away food....

    This registration scheme isn't giving away food. (At least not yet).

    When it gets up and running it will be help with shopping and transport, and phone calls to check that you are ok and maybe...
  9. Sorry, I wasn't clear. The point I was trying...

    Sorry, I wasn't clear.

    The point I was trying to get across is that it's not just going to be for help with shopping, phone checks/chats, etc.

    I've talked to people who at first said they were...
  10. As I suspected this register is going to be used...

    As I suspected this register is going to be used by other organisations for much more than just the governments volunteer scheme.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52051498
  11. I also believe that at the moment it's all the...

    I also believe that at the moment it's all the volunteers that the have just recruited.

    What they say the volunteers will be doing is exactly the same as what they say this support will be.
    Doing...
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    DWP have gone 'New UC Claims Only'

    If you want to contact the DWP about anything other than a new claim for UC then I wouldn't bother.

    As predicted the system is in meltdown with almost 1/2 million new claims and:

    “We made a...
  13. Thread: Hello

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    The OU Free course website is now reachable...

    The OU Free course website is now reachable again. (Maybe because it's teatime?).

    https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

    It keeps coming and going, so I'll just leave the link there if you want to try...
  14. Thread: Hello

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    Many of the ebooks that you can download for Free...

    Many of the ebooks that you can download for Free will be 'Kindle' editions.

    But don't worry if you don't have a Kindle, you can still read them on a laptop, PC, MAC, or Android device. (even your...
  15. Thread: Hello

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    How about some suggestions of alternatives to...

    How about some suggestions of alternatives to telly while we are all self-isolating and safeguarding?

    To start off:

    Fancy some free e-books to read
    https://www.free-ebooks.net/...
  16. Hospital Doctors experiences during coronavirus.

    Maybe not for everyone but this is interesting.

    It's an ongoing Youtube blog from a UK hospital doctor about his experiences of what's happening in the hospital (and elsewhere) during coronavirus....
  17. I'd register for yourself as well, the help...

    I'd register for yourself as well, the help provided may expand to other areas later.

    I wasn't too sure myself having not (yet?) had any NHS letter or contact, but it tells you there that if you...
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    UPDATE- ALL (re)assessments suspended.

    As from today, 24th March, ALL new assessments and reassessments for ESA, UC, and PIP have been suspended.

    If you already have a PIP appointment then you will be contacted about what will happen...
  19. Thanks beau. I've registered. I'm OK at the...

    Thanks beau.

    I've registered.

    I'm OK at the moment and can get to the shops if/when needed (if they are open and I have any money left), but who knows what the situation may be in a couple of...
  20. Thread: Hello

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    I saw it as a positive sign that this forum...

    I saw it as a positive sign that this forum didn't have a coronavirus thread when many other fora did.

    What I saw on those other fora was lots of speculation, gossip, missinformation, and...
  21. There's already a thread about it here:...

    There's already a thread about it here: https://www.youreable.com/forums/showthread.php?31881-Chancellor-%C2%A31000-UC-12-month-pledge&p=170832#post170832
  22. WCA and MR/appeal statistics (March 2020).

    Latest statistics on WCA & MR outcomes (To September 2019):
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  23. According to Boris things should be less London...

    According to Boris things should be less London centric now.

    So how about a survey for the rest of the country, where the biggest accessibility problem is that public transport has been cut/axed...
  24. To me trying to combine the assessments (again,...

    To me trying to combine the assessments (again, it's been tried before and didn't work) is simply an excuse to change the descriptors, probably not for the good.

    If they do it then it also means...
  25. When you look at it Managed Migration is mainly...

    When you look at it Managed Migration is mainly to get CTC, WTC, and HB payments away from HMRC and councils - so that the DWP then have control of all benefit monies paid.
    See below for an example....
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