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Re: DWP et al
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2016, 11:27:13 AM »
I was asked yesterday if we had had a Carers Assessment. I said no, and the reply was, "Well it's not much use anyway since the cuts...."

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« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2016, 13:16:17 PM »
Got a bit of good news. ESA have decided that he does not need to apply for work 😃.
Common sense really but the first bit of good news we have had. And also they are the only ones in all this to realise how affected Chris is.
Now, if only PIP  would get their act together  😈.
I feel like celebrating by buying something ridiculous like food or....I know! I'll put the heating on  ;D

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« Reply #32 on: February 17, 2016, 14:58:35 PM »
PIP should be backdated to the day they received the claim, CA also, so have the CA forms on standby. Both are not means-tested.

ESA (Support Group) is often a shoe-in for PIP, but don't hold your breath.

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« Reply #33 on: February 17, 2016, 17:22:39 PM »
Jane's sure was. :)

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« Reply #34 on: February 17, 2016, 19:00:28 PM »
Thank you very glad  ;D
just been printing copies of everything and the @#$/ing printer keeps jamming  :-X . We're lucky in that we have hospital discharge notes naming all medical conditions and their effect. First claimed pip in Nov but they have screwed up none stop till MP got involved but it meant a fresh claim from January.  Still. When that finally comes through (part 2 ) how your condition affects you, we will be a step nearer.
Just said to Chris ....gawd knows how you would go on with no pc knowledge and no printer  ::)

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« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2016, 19:12:25 PM »
A potential sting in the tail awaits his 65th birthday. The change from DLA/PIP to Attendance Allowance. He could get more, he could get less....   :(

http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/financial-support/help-with-benefits/disability-living-allowance

http://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/financial-support/help-with-benefits/attendance-allowance

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« Reply #36 on: February 17, 2016, 19:34:56 PM »
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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2016, 08:32:49 AM »
Oh, and don't forget CA is taxable. They get you every time don't they? I don't know, as yet, how to get the tax deducted.

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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2016, 09:29:41 AM »
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« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2016, 09:58:11 AM »
They work to a strict script. NO flexibility allowed. Black or white, no greys allowed.  :-\

DWP Wrexham just called: they cannot accept the FORECAST pension paperwork, I have only a few days to get the FINAL paperwork with dates and amounts on it to them.

I was about to start calling the RAF and Virgin pension bods when the phone went again. It was the local DWP bod I gave the papers to. He has been trying to contact the RAF and Virgin pension bods since 9 this morning. No answer to any call or email. He will continue to try to make contact and get the correct paperwork sent out ASAP.

Ho hum...

And then the phone went again. This time it was the council beancounters with the same complaint......  :(

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« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2016, 09:51:58 AM »
   Reading all of this, I don't know why the DWP just doesn't come right out and use their true logo.  The double lightning bolt of the SS.
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« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2016, 10:11:23 AM »
Ha! I've been pointing-out, to all and sundry, how similar Britain is, now, to how Germany was just when the Nazis came to power.

The Nazis were right-wing, after all.

The bastards even want to frack under this...

http://www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/dunham-massey-hall-park-nt-p28651

God help us, if we leave the EU... (I never thought I'd ever say that).
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« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2016, 10:14:47 AM »
God help us, if we leave the EU... (I never thought I'd ever say that).

   I'm not a fan of Europe.  It's particularly undemocratic.  But, it has given some fine laws and rights.  I think the tories would turn us into the sweat-shop of the northern hemisphere.  There would be no minimum wage, and we would be a colder, damper version of the poorer areas of the US.  I still would like a say as to whether we should be a part of Europe, however.
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« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2016, 10:27:08 AM »
They want the poor and disabled to go. Death, preferably. Then, they can let in all the immigrants to work for free.

If we eave, there'll be no European court of human rights, for a start. They want a one-party state, where their leader become a dictator. Fuck, I would never have believed how much the Libs held them in check, during the coalition... Clegg sold out and that finished them. Pity... If he hadn't done that, for his moment of power, they might've won the last election.

Whether that would've been a good thing, I can only ponder upon.

What we have, now, is gonna cause rioting and even a civil war, if it goes unchecked.

No, I've never been a fan of the EU, either. But, that seems like the better of two bad deals. That, or Tory supreme power...

Shit...

UKIP are even further right than the damned Tories...
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« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2016, 10:31:05 AM »
   What a pity Corbyn is so unelectable owing to his pacifist views.  He seems a nice man, and could have kept his views private.  After all, when it comes to threats of war, much of politics is bluff, and the damned fool has put his cards on the table for all to see.
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