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    I'm sure you're right andypandy. Two full years...

    I'm sure you're right andypandy. Two full years of full rate contributions needed for conts based ESA. But why doesn't she claim IR ESA? Providing they aren't co-habiting she can claim benefits in...
  2. According to the OP's first post - this is a DLA...

    According to the OP's first post - this is a DLA RENEWAL for the Care Component only. If the form isn't returned before the existing award of Care runs out that part of the award - ie the Care...
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    As things stand at the moment yes - 35 years full...

    As things stand at the moment yes - 35 years full contributions are needed to qualify for the full MINIMUM guaranteed State Pension. But any extra NI credits paid up to your retirement age would...
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    As long as you are on Contribution Based ESA the...

    As long as you are on Contribution Based ESA the lump sum won't affect your benefit (although if you are also getting any Housing/Council Tax Benefit it could affect that.)
    If by any chance your ESA...
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    It seems that they are adding all the accounts...

    It seems that they are adding all the accounts together? Just to clarify - your benefit payments go into one account. The bank then transfers funds to other internal accounts from which direct debits...
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    Without knowing the detail of you appeal druid -...

    Without knowing the detail of you appeal druid - please just be aware that the waiting time for appeal hearings is around 9 months at the moment! That may of course vary a bit depending on where you...
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    From what I see I think people tend to want to...

    From what I see I think people tend to want to appeal mainly because under IB they have been left alone for so long. They have become used to not having the DWP on their backs and - in some cases...
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    It is intended that UC will be paid calendar...

    It is intended that UC will be paid calendar monthly. The DWP already has arrangements in place with the Credit Unions to provide a banking and budgeting service for those who will have difficulty...
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    Vanquish - you haven't mentioned whether you are...

    Vanquish - you haven't mentioned whether you are getting any DLA. If you do - couldn't your wife consider Carers Alowance?
    If you don't already receive DLA you can't claim it now - I would take...
  10. Thread: Dla

    by Carneucopia
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    It is quite normal now for a decision to be...

    It is quite normal now for a decision to be looked at again before proceeding to appeal, and some decisions are in fact changed at this 'revision' stage.
    If it does need to proceed to appeal, that...
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    Part of the PIP application process does include...

    Part of the PIP application process does include an assessment. I've seen no reports yet from anyone who has had an assessment as it is still very early days. However, you need to take advice on the...
  12. Agreed treborc - they can look at the whole...

    Agreed treborc - they can look at the whole package again. But - as an Advisor myself - I would never ever undertake a supersession, review, appeal or whatever for a client without first having a...
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    I wouldn't recommend the online calculator at...

    I wouldn't recommend the online calculator at all. It won't give projected figures.
    Your friend will be eligible to claim his State Pension. He should - if he asks for a pension forecast - have a...
  14. They won't ask questions John so don't worry...

    They won't ask questions John so don't worry about that. I would suggest that you get a benefit check done now, because there could be other options worth considering to maximise your benefit income...
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    No it won't stop you asking for the CA to be...

    No it won't stop you asking for the CA to be backdated. It is possible for people to be carers for 35 hours a week and also work - for example night time care needs can soon add up over 7 days. But I...
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    PIP also works on a points system Rose, and the...

    PIP also works on a points system Rose, and the criteria do imply that the condition has to be pretty much ongoing. Obviously with epilepsy the claimants condition can vary a lot day to day, so it...
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    If you are over 25 and qualify for Income Support...

    If you are over 25 and qualify for Income Support the basic rate is £71.70. You can claim Carers Allowance if your mother gets DLA Care at the middle or high rate, and providing that you care for her...
  18. Thread: confused

    by Carneucopia
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    Jardin - your wife is already on her pension. Is...

    Jardin - your wife is already on her pension. Is she British? If so - when you return to the UK you should be almost old enough yourself to be able to claim Pension Credit - if needed - as a couple....
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    Several things to consider - if your brother is...

    Several things to consider - if your brother is getting DLA Care Component at the middle or higher rate, he might also be getting an income related topup to his ESA. A topup for someone living alone...
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    You should have been asked to read and sign the...

    You should have been asked to read and sign the form. The social worker should also have signed a section of the form at the end to say that they had completed it for you, and why.
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    I think you may be a bit confused about...

    I think you may be a bit confused about Contribution Based and the Income Related ESA elements.
    As long as you are still eligible to be in the Support Group your Contribution Based ESA entitlement...
  22. The DWP officer had no right to make that kind of...

    The DWP officer had no right to make that kind of judgement call when your husband phoned with what was a genuine enquiry. They would be quick enough to have a go at your husband about finding work...
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    ray-uk - this is almost certainly to do with the...

    ray-uk - this is almost certainly to do with the fact you have become eligible for your State Pension. Therefore your income has changed.
    Also at 65 the Savings Credit element of Pension Credit also...
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    They do still exist but are administered by Local...

    They do still exist but are administered by Local Authorities under a different name. 'Local Assistance Schemes'. It is worth applying for one in this kind of situation. I did an application for a...
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    For your wife to ba able to claim Carers...

    For your wife to ba able to claim Carers Allowance you must first be receiving DLA Care Component at the middle or higher rate. If you don't receive that already take advice on making a claim. But be...
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