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    Hello Walker As a last resort, you could try...

    Hello Walker

    As a last resort, you could try involving your MP, explaining how they (the DWP) have been ignoring your written requests for a clear explanation.

    I had to do this a few years ago,...
  2. Thread: Complaint

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    Hello Hawkinsc388 I really think you need to...

    Hello Hawkinsc388

    I really think you need to seek out welfare advice.

    Try finding welfare advice in your local area, if unavailable look perhaps to Citizens Advice Bureau.

    If your siblings...
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    I was given a lifetime IB award by a brisk...

    I was given a lifetime IB award by a brisk doctor, many years ago.

    In 2013 I was transferred from this lifetime (retirement age, as it was at that time) award to ESA support (contribution based)...
  4. Thread: Phoning DWP

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    Phoning DWP

    Hello everyone

    Thought I'd post about my recent experience when phoning the DWP on their 0800 169 0310 telephone number.

    The automated voice now asks even more questions for security than my...
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    Hello HattieV Are you on income related...

    Hello HattieV

    Are you on income related benefits?

    If so, I would write to the DWP and inform them of when you expect to receive this money and what you would like to use it for - before doing...
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    Well done Nukecad, I hope it leads on to all that...

    Well done Nukecad, I hope it leads on to all that you'd wish for yourself, after all the help you've given to so many people on here.
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    Hello Valeyard List your appliances if you can...

    Hello Valeyard

    List your appliances if you can under the appropriate descriptors.

    For example if they are for bathing make sure you explain why you need them for bathing, what any care plan...
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    Hello Valeyard I too said yes for the use of...

    Hello Valeyard

    I too said yes for the use of all my previous ESA/DLA info to be used in my DLA to PIP transfer. Within a few weeks I received a letter to say they no longer held any of this...
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    Hello Kath Sadly they appear to have ignored...

    Hello Kath

    Sadly they appear to have ignored both your GP and psychiatric nurse because "they think they know better". (Excuse my cynicism).

    They will have undergone all of a few weeks training...
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    Hello Kath Many of us feel enormous amounts of...

    Hello Kath

    Many of us feel enormous amounts of stress at the thought of undergoing an assessment - you are not alone in this.
    Especially those of us, who have mental health problems, the anxiety...
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    Hello Birdwatcher Sounds very much like you're...

    Hello Birdwatcher

    Sounds very much like you're reliving it over and over again.

    I really do understand just how hard it is to stop doing that but it really does serve no purpose. It certainly...
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    Hello birdwatcher I'm sorry to hear you feel...

    Hello birdwatcher

    I'm sorry to hear you feel your assessment went badly today.

    I can imagine how you are feeling, the dread, the rerunning of the whole assessment - but what's done is done...
  13. You're right Nukecad, my disabilities are covered...

    You're right Nukecad, my disabilities are covered well by ESA descriptors and qualify for the Support Group. However the PIP descriptors are woefully inadequate regarding the very same disabilities...
  14. I noticed the decision didn't say ALL pensioners....

    I noticed the decision didn't say ALL pensioners.

    Why just pensioners?

    If you have an illness that medically cannot improve/or be cured should that not be granted no repeated reassessments.
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    I should have added to my post, that we are on a...

    I should have added to my post, that we are on a water meter (not by choice, I must add).
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    I know we pay more than local relatives who are a...

    I know we pay more than local relatives who are a couple in a 3 bed house, we pay £53 a month thanks mainly to my disabilities. We live in the South East.
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    Hello Markh Definitely get help with the PIP2...

    Hello Markh

    Definitely get help with the PIP2 form.

    Most people have to go for a face to face assessment, it may help if from now onwards you keep a diary of the issues you have faced, many of...
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    Hello luckyunlucky Well done for getting some...

    Hello luckyunlucky

    Well done for getting some sense from the DWP about this farce.

    As it appears you now have a couple of weeks or so until your assessment if I were you - I'd waste no time in...
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    Hello instanbul Congratulations. How...

    Hello instanbul

    Congratulations.

    How shocking to cross examined about your mode of transport to the tribunal, I wonder why the DWP rep thought this would be at all appropriate.

    Obviously...
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    Hello luckyunlucky I totally understand your...

    Hello luckyunlucky

    I totally understand your shock and horror that this has been foisted upon you, with no notice.

    I'm unsure about what you can do about this, so hopefully others will comment...
  21. Hello fight4justice It is possible to only...

    Hello fight4justice

    It is possible to only being given a three months award, or anything in between up to a three year award.

    They have also have the catch all statement that anyone can be...
  22. Hello dmorry I agree with everything nukecad...

    Hello dmorry

    I agree with everything nukecad has said.

    I wrote on another thread very recently how just reading my hospital letters is detrimental to my health.

    I've taken to opening the...
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    I received contribution based support group ESA,...

    I received contribution based support group ESA, and do not qualify for income related benefits as my spouse works for more than 24 hours per week. So I believe I will not be on UC.

    I would...
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    Hello Natasha Unfortunately many of us have...

    Hello Natasha

    Unfortunately many of us have been through the same process and got the same result.

    Do you have a copy of the assessment report?

    If not, telephone the DWP to ask for a copy.
    ...
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    Hello barbiejane I knew I wouldn't be entitled...

    Hello barbiejane

    I knew I wouldn't be entitled to backpay as my spouse works for more than 24 hours per week ( which is one of the disqualifying criteria), so after ticking that box on the form, I...
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