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Welfare Rights / Over the savings limit
« Last post by Fiz on 15 Dec 2018 03:22PM »
What happens if you are given over 6000? ie how much is deducted from income related ESA and housing benefit?

Also what happens if I pay for someone to sort my garden out and almost use all the money up? I'm not about to become a millionaire and I'm doubtful it will be an where close to 6000 but my sister is urging me to find out benefits implication in case it is over 6000 whenever or if ever we receive any money next year. Thanks.
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Cafe / Re: Father Christmas and elf doing the local school run
« Last post by lankou on 15 Dec 2018 09:53AM »
>biggrin< >lol< love it.

The lady insisted "you will never get me to wear an (many expletives deleted, Elf's costume."
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Cafe / Re: Father Christmas and elf doing the local school run
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 15 Dec 2018 09:50AM »
>biggrin< >lol< love it.
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP review pending...
« Last post by Sunshine Meadows on 15 Dec 2018 09:48AM »
Horrible news and I am sorry I was wrong. 

The Government and DWP have been made to change different aspects of Personal Independence Payment the most recent being the one related to mental health and the mobility component. Thing is the you are right ever time we claim or have a review or award can be cut or stopped altogether. 

Going from Indefinite DLA to the equivalent PIP award but the award being so short makes no sense.
>bighugs<
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP review pending...
« Last post by paradox on 15 Dec 2018 09:23AM »
KizzyKazaer Yes logically you would think its a review just to check if my condition has changed....reality is its a look to see if they can cut or stop my award. I would accept if this thing was honest and done to actually look at needs. We all know its purely to cut benefits and its a random game of who you get for an assessment and luck.
I should keep my award, but I cannot assume that. To give me what is basically a one year award in reality, from and indefinite DLA award and when I got high points on both mobility and daily living I think is a joke.
Its malicious and done with no care at all, just accountancy at work!
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP review pending...
« Last post by paradox on 15 Dec 2018 09:17AM »
KizzyKazaer They are truly evil! Imagine sending that out in the Christmas period, taking a week of my 4 weeks to get it all done just to get it to me and effectively giving me about 10 days to get it done taking into account Royal Mail non posting days over Xmas and New year and of course the delays that happen this time of year too. If my form gets there late they stop my money but they take no account of anything. Seeing as its nearly a year until my award end, why not send it in the new year! There can only be bad reasons for it and that's to make it as hard as possible. I have to get this off before Xmas because I cannot risk it getting caught up during the holiday period. Its just not fair!
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP review pending...
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 15 Dec 2018 09:10AM »
..an afterthought:  as you receive enhanced rate for both PIP components, I would have thought it unlikely you'd go from that to nothing!
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Welfare Rights / Re: PIP review pending...
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on 15 Dec 2018 09:04AM »
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So yes they do contact a year before the award is finished.

Sneaky barstewards.  Now I am also worried as my PIP award letter said 'we will contact you some time after January 2019' (my award ends proper in December 2019)...

Sorry you have to deal with this at the worst possible time of year for such things - I went through it all myself in the DLA-to-PIP transfer before Christmas two years ago, so I understand how maddening it is, can't they just leave us alone until nearer the actual end date?  >doh< 

And yes, it is a disgrace and seems to me like a thinly-veiled attempt by the DWP to try and find more people they can 'nil award' - saving money on the disability benefits bill again with no regard to the immense stress their practices subject us to  >erm<
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Cafe / Re: Father Christmas and elf doing the local school run
« Last post by lankou on 15 Dec 2018 09:00AM »
That wouldn't happen to be you driving, would it...?

No it would not, a friend of mine got "volunteered."
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