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Disability Talk / Re: Have I got this wrong? ESA and Universal Credit
« Last post by Fiz on October 17, 2018, 10:00:25 AM »
This is really distressing reading but very useful none the less.
Disability Talk / Re: Social housing
« Last post by Fiz on October 17, 2018, 09:32:06 AM »
I don't have any insurance. Income struggle plus no valuable possessions rule that out. From a Google the problem would be how long housing benefit would be paid for but it seems as if a 24 stay back in my house would restart the clock so an 160 mile return trip would restart it. It's whether a stay of any length with my sister is viable as our relationship has never been close. But if I don't feel safe alone I may ask.
Google told me very quickly that IDS resigned as minister in March 2016 so the mistake was under his watch. Writing to him is a definite on my list then but I had better get the more important form finished first and sent off,
Thanks Monic.

Unfortunately they use different banks and one doesnít have branches. I think we will get the information only not quickly. Today I am going to concentrate on the Work capability form and copying supporting evidence as that is the most important one anyway.

I will probably have to ask for more time for the income related forms or send them with a letter explaining they will have to wait a bit for the older financial stuff. And a letter to IDS would be a good idea. I canít remember when he stopped being in charge at the DWP so not sure if this mistake happened under his watch. I will look it up. Not that I expect him to be any more helpful than he was last time I wrote to him but at least I can make sure he has to do some work.
Cafe / Re: News of members and former members: by Deb (Devine 63)
« Last post by auntieCtheM on October 16, 2018, 11:32:23 PM »
Hello Jockice!
Non-disability News and Current Affairs / are these paintings low taste or not?
« Last post by Offworld on October 16, 2018, 11:03:13 PM »
Been a lot of nose-turnup comment, notably in the Guardian, about Trump having bought one of these paintings (of Republican Presidents having a drink together)  to hang in the White House...
Yet why? Politicians buying cartoons of themselves were not regarded the same way.
These Republican and  Democrat fantasy gatherings look well done --  more natural than formal portraits, and it's nothing to do with views about this or that character in them -- they're just quite informative (like for instance an accurate statue), not points-scoring. Perhaps one of the other 'label' would best be added....
 >blush<   Am I sadly deficient in taste, or does anyone else think they are ok?
If your son and daughter are in the same bank would it be possible to make an appointment with the bank manager and show them the letter, explain that if they are able to assist you they could end up with additional capital in their accounts - most banks like that.

OK DWP want it back in 21 days but you can bet they wont pay out in another 21 days.
Another complaint to the MP should put a hold on that especially as you are caring for 2 disabled adults and have enough to do without trying to clear up DWP mistakes.  >steam<

try and take care of yourself
Disability Talk / Re: Social housing
« Last post by lankou on October 16, 2018, 06:53:09 PM »
It is any household/contents insurance you have that could be one problem. That usually stipulates 60 days.
How long otherwise should be on your tenancy agreement.
Disability Talk / Social housing
« Last post by Fiz on October 16, 2018, 04:45:30 PM »
Does anyone know the rules for social housing as in how long you are allowed to stay away from the property for? I'm not coping well and wondering if staying with a relative 80 miles away would be safer but don't want to break any rules.
Sounds good until you get the form and have to remember how much you had in savings back to 2013. The old paper passbooks would have been useful as the online info doesnít go back far enough. Asking for the old stuff from the bank is an obvious solution but they say it can take up to 10 days and DWP want the forms back in 21 dayís.

Even worse when you have to do this form for two people while at the same time filling in a work capability form for one of them. It is not surprising I am laying down with a headache. I will get through the paperwork but i wonder how many people affected will give up because getting the info is so hard. I will be keeping better financial records for my son and daughter in future.
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