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    You could ring CHDA (not the DWP) and ask them...

    You could ring CHDA (not the DWP) and ask them what is happening with the ESA50.

    As for the PIP we have seen a few of these review decisions recently.

    They announced it last year:...
  2. Thread: Any ideas?

    by nukecad
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    I had the same recently when renewing my ENCTS...

    I had the same recently when renewing my ENCTS bus pass. (Also for epilepsy).

    Although the form says that it must be a consultant and not your GP, it didn't matter.

    I rang them to query why we...
  3. False Disability Benefit Fraud allegations.

    An interesting FoI response today about the number of incorrect allegations of benefit fraud for ESA/PIP made in the past 2 years:...
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    It would be classed as fraud if you got better,...

    It would be classed as fraud if you got better, didn't tell them, and they found out.

    It can't be fraud if you got worse and didn't tell them.
    (Because you have been claiming less than, or the...
  5. Asking for an MR should not affect payments. ...

    Asking for an MR should not affect payments.

    The current decision stands until any new/changed decision is made, so she would continue to get standard DL and enhanced mobility while the MR (and...
  6. My money is on - "We are not allowed to move and...

    My money is on - "We are not allowed to move and plug in the machines, only an electrical technician is allowed to do that and they don't work weekends".
  7. That all does seem reasonable in your...

    That all does seem reasonable in your circumstances.

    You need to have actually paid 26 weeks worth of NI in one of the last 2 tax years, and then have a total of 50 weeks paid/credited in each of...
  8. Never heard that one before, sounds like bull to...

    Never heard that one before, sounds like bull to me.

    I'm pretty sure that any assessor should be capable of putting tapes in a machine and switching it on, it's not as if you need an electrician...
  9. I agree that it's probably best to attend the...

    I agree that it's probably best to attend the assessment centre so that they can see just how things are.

    I'm not sure if the DWP would/could tell a claimant if they were marked as vulnerable....
  10. The basic rules for getting SDP added to an IR...

    The basic rules for getting SDP added to an IR benefit -

    You have Middle or Higher Care in DLA, or any rate Daily Living in PIP.
    And,
    You are classed as living alone. (Partner having a...
  11. Please note that I've just edited the above to...

    Please note that I've just edited the above to correct a couple of point and to add a link to an example IS10.
  12. Ahh, that makes things a bit clearer. That...

    Ahh, that makes things a bit clearer.

    That £0.10 top up is interesting, it shows that you had a Transitional Amount in your ESA to keep it the same as you were previously getting with IB.
    (It...
  13. Hi, I've had a look and: £223.30 a fortnight...

    Hi, I've had a look and:

    £223.30 a fortnight is £111.65 a week - which is CB ESA SG only. (£73.10 Personal Allowance plus £33.85 Support Group).
    There are no IR ESA premiums included, and I don't...
  14. One more question if I can - has either of you...

    One more question if I can - has either of you been contacted by the DWP about a 'possible' (real) error that they made when transfering people to ESA?

    They may have sent you a form called an...
  15. Thanks, the next answer may take longer. ...

    Thanks, the next answer may take longer.

    Currently in the pub and away from my computer, I have to show people I'm still concious (and so alive) or they start worrying.
    I'm sure you know that...
  16. You can have both CB and IR ESA; many people do....

    You can have both CB and IR ESA; many people do.

    The disability premiums - Enhanced Disability, and Severe Disability - are only ever IR.

    From what you say then you should have the couples rate...
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    I don't think that it's a 'nowadays' thing. ...

    I don't think that it's a 'nowadays' thing.

    Look back in history (especially Victorian and Georgian times) and it was not unusual for a 40 or 50 yo gent to have a wife in her 20's.

    Some believe...
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    Well my Hypersomnolence is playing up at the...

    Well my Hypersomnolence is playing up at the moment and day/night has very little distinction for me, I'm in an unconcious sleep a lot and the few hours that I am awake can be at anytime of day....
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    It would seem that he would not qualify for UC,...

    It would seem that he would not qualify for UC, unless he can get LCWRA added to it. (Means a work capability assessment of course).

    Or rather he should qualify and his standard allowance for UC...
  20. UT Judges can award more points, less points, or...

    UT Judges can award more points, less points, or send it back to FTT maybe with specific directions on what they should consider, or just about anything else.

    Just what a Judge will rule is...
  21. Thread: Motorbility

    by nukecad
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    The Benefits and Work forum. I am personally not...

    The Benefits and Work forum. I am personally not a great fan of it.
    I'm not a fan of anything that wants you to pay money to access disability/benefit advice.
    OK you can use their forum for free,...
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    The way that I read it is that if the backpayment...

    The way that I read it is that if the backpayment is for over £5K (even if it's paid in installments), and if that backpayment is for Official Error, (which the IB-ESA cockup was) then the...
  23. We can't see that atachment (yet). When the...

    We can't see that atachment (yet).

    When the SoS agrees with your grounds for appeal it means that they accept thay you are correct and they are not going to argue against you.

    The rest (which...
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    I can't offer much constructive other than to say...

    I can't offer much constructive other than to say that you are not alone here.

    There are a couple of recent posts on Rightsnet (the forum for professional advisers) about similar student finance...
  25. Thread: Motorbility

    by nukecad
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    I have found a post on B&W from someone who got...

    I have found a post on B&W from someone who got the same letter when transfering to PIP and a few days later got their decision letter.
    Sorry, I can't link it from this phone.

    So as you say...
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