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Income Based Versus Contribution Based Benefits

Having been on ESA for a while I receive the DWP letter every year saying "you are entitled to *** however as you have paid your contributions you will get ***" Therefore I am classed as on ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) - 10 Feb 2022

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Food Banks

As we are well and truly on the run up to Christmas now, and the food bank volunteers will soon be collecting food donations in the local supermarkets, I would like to say a big public THANK YOU to ...

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Pip appeal

I have been waiting for appeal since October 2017 it' the second time in 2 years i am struggling financially with what am on been advised to go to food bank been told appeal is 49 weeks feel so down ...

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How does she apply for a food parcel?

My mother is a pensioner she is also disabled she was asking the local food bank how dies she apply for a food parcel and was told to ask her doctor who nothing about this she has been told to ask ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Disabled people - 30 Mar 2020

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DWP: I was cut off financially

Hello. New to this site. I'm in quite a pickle , thanks to the DWP and their ' healthcare professionals ' none of which I suspect have any medical qualifications or training. Going to the food bank ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in What benefits am I entitled to? - 28 Feb 2019

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Bye bye car

I got my notice to hand back my beautiful car.. I have a mandatory reconsideration going through at the moment.. The lady helping me write it out..up to now.. has a 100% win record so I have my ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) - 14 Nov 2016

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Has this happened to anyone else?

Hi I’ve been living with MS for many years suffering chronic pain cognitive issues I’ve had Tysabri for 7 years to high risk to continue Lemtrada twice and now Ocrelizumab ive always lived alone ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) - 21 Jan 2020

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Can I have advice on UC and Carers allowance?

I am still waiting after 6 weeks for carers allowance. I care for a wheelchair bound relation for 35 hours per week who is very ill on morphine and incontinent. I am receiving only £320 a month UC ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Universal Credit - 2 Jan 2019

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Why

Hi I lost my job in September due to provider failure(i work in a home) (care) i am on pip, not a problem. I have been forced to get a job again. I have been told by dwp that i can not get ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Universal Credit - 7 Nov 2018

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Slow Cooker Heaven

I chopped up my veg this morning, chucked it in the slow cooker, threw a couple of sausages on top... then realized I hadn't any sauce Thought I would end up throwing it all away, then had the ...

Profile picture of the author Discussion in Coffee lounge - 1 Feb 2020

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