Skip to content

Benefits and Allowances

Also known as Allowances and Benefits, Carer's Allowance, DLA - Disability Living Allowance, DVLA - Fitness to Drive, ESA - Employment and Support Allowance, Fitness to Drive, Help With Health Costs, Maternity Benefits, PIP - Personal Independence Payment, Statutory Sick Pay

All discussions in this group

Next
  • Applying for a blue disabled badge.

    Morning all, I have a question to which i hope someone can answer me. I am looking for applying for a blue badge and i have heard some people say that when you apply for a blue badge the council require all of my entitlement letter which is like over 20 pages so i can be accepted even though on …

    Last reply
  • Universal Credit

    Hi I wondered if anyone can help with this.I have just been retired from my job with ill health as my health has deteriorated and have claimed Universal Credit and I also get pip higher mobility and standard care...my question is there no sickness element to this?...I’m expected to sit at computer 2 …

    Last reply
  • ESA and council tax

    Good morning everyone. I wonder if anyone knows the answer to my own personal ‘benefits puzzle of the day’?!  I’m in receipt of ESA in the WRAG. I have no savings. I also get carer’s allowance (or more correctly carer’s premium). I am a live in 24/7 carer for someone who is disregarded for …

    Last reply
  • Pip

    Has anyone got any tips for filling in the pip form please. I have uc.

    Last reply
  • OK a new thread then

    Thanks. Now I am confused as well. My brain can't cope with multiple questions either. When I saw CAB girl who helped me fill in the form I thought amount was every 4 weeks but my hearing is not good and I may have misunderstood. Given up trying to do budgets. Sarah xx

    Last reply
  • Is this relevant additional info for my PIP appeal

    Hi, long story short I’m awaiting an appeal date for PIP for anxiety, Panic attacks, PTSD and agoraphobia.  For my mandatory reconsideration my work colleague ( Part Time Teaching Assistant ) wrote a letter of support for me detailing how much support I need at work. In short, She also stated …

    Last reply
  • ESA Medical Form

    Returned my 2nd medical form back next day special delivery on the 6th June signed for on the 7th. Called DWP this morning to make sure that it had been loaded on to their system and have been told that nothing was showing. Gave them the tracking number date, time and who signed for it and the lady …

    Last reply
  • ESA time....

    Well the postman delivered me a lovely letter earlier this afternoon, another ESA50 form. Re-assessment time again I've been expecting it for sometime but it still made my heart sink when i opened it. Armed with my knowledge i'm not even going to ask a disability advice centre for help …

    Last reply
  • pip call back from case manager. about pip decision

    Hi guys has anyone had a call fom pip case manager regarding a decision on a award review.i called pip ben fits to ask if a decision has been made on my review in April .I was already on standard rate foe depression amongst physical operations causing mobility problems except this time I hope to …

    Last reply
  • Clear up The Backlog First?

    Why do the DWP and 'powers that be'  not clear up the backlog of all these ill people claiming PIP, waiting for Mandatory Reconsiderations,  Appeals, tribunals etc. etc. for lengthy unacceptable times instead of keeping going adding more and more people to the waiting list?  …

    Last reply
  • Pip assessment

    Hi         I am new to this site so a little nervous. I had my pip assessment at home as I have some difficulty getting around both inside and outside The health professional who did the assessment was really nice and polite and listened to what I said Due to reading on this …

    Last reply
  • Extremely contradicting info given by dwp

    Hello All, Long story short I had my PIP assessment 6 weeks ago and received the report back last week, as my previous claim came to an end. I use to receive standard care and enhanced notability. Scored 4 care and 4 for mobility. My conditions are mental health related and I supplied evidence …

    Last reply
  • Careers allowance

    My carer received his back dated Monday it's every 4 weeks was suppose to receive tomorrow but got Friday does a first payment and backdated go in together 😀

    Last reply
  • pip and mobility back pay.from 2016

    Has anyone had there pip awards renewed since the new law changed for mobility you can get for distress when travelling .they said millions of previous claims that did not receive it are entitled to back pay from 2016.has anyone here had any back pay and mobility at enhanced rate.if so do they get …

    Last reply
  • Medical Professionals letters of support for DWP

    May not be the right forum but just wondered has anyone's GP or Specialists refused to provide a letter of support to present to the DWP, stating they were told not to get involved and the GP said the DWP must now request exactly what they need directly to them. I requested copies of my medical …

    Last reply
  • New Updated Factsheets from Disability Rights UK

    DRUK have just released updated factsheets related to Employment Support Allowance (ESA)  and Personal Independence Payments (PIP)  https://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/news/2018/june/our-esa-and-wca-factsheets-have-been-updated Hope this helps. EB 

    Last reply
  • mr

    Hi I was and still am on standard rate pip care no mobility.i put a review award in April. Git asks to go on a face 2face assesment.i could not do this as I cannot cope with this again.my gp gave a letter which I sent to pip stating I have been depressed for years alcoholic and self harm and fear …

    Last reply
  • Benefit cap help

    Good morning...I’m after some advice with regards to benefits and the cap....my wife gets ESA ( income related ) she lost her spa when failed pip assesment, we also get child tax and benefit for 3 children ages 14,12,5....we are benefit capped so housing benefit pay £65.44a month towards our …

    Last reply
  • Criminal injuries compesation appeal tribunal

    I won criminal injuries compensation first tie tribunal appeal since 22 march,2018 to date july2018 cica  has not made offer , do anyone knows what happens after winning you coca tribunal appeal , any help advice will be most appreciated  

    Last reply
  • Hi denise

    Just a waiting game now if I need a f t f gp showed me letter he wrote but just confirmed my conditions ECT very vague !!! Can just sit and wait Also other question was risk s g questions coping with change ECT Go States that I do manage but I get a lot if help from family thus is wring …

    Last reply
  • Universal credits

    Hey can anyone tell me I went for a work capability assessment 5 weeks ago for universal credit how long do u usually wait for and also I first claimed it 10 of April will it be backdated to then if am awarded the high group 😀Thanks 

    Last reply
  • Working tax credit

    I live alone and want to go back to work , it could be beteeen 25 and 37 hours and I get standard pip would I be entitled to working tax credits ...and how do I go about changing from esa .also I would not be paid for a month  thanks in advance 

    Last reply
  • PIP and Working Tax Credits Disabled Element

    Hi everyone Going on from my previous post as now being awarded PIP and the help of Denise, I have contacted the Woeking Tax Credits to up date them with my hours, salary and also my award notification.   So I have been awarded LR care for PIP, I work 30 hours per week and earn £14,330 …

    Last reply
  • PIP Help Confused receiving conflicting information

    PIP help Posted 3 days ago Hi, I received a phone call from someone at the pip office on Friday 13th  who asked me some basic questions and then said I’ve been awarded but didn’t tell me how much or any other information just said I’d receive a letter this week. I then received a text on …

    Last reply
  • PIP - I am confused??? help!

    Hi everyone Well I woke up this morning and my husband noticed £814.47 had been put in our bank from PIP? Well I’ve had no letter to say I’ve been awarded anything, but from my calculations of waiting 14 weeks from start of my claim, the back pay would of been around £802 on LR Care, so …

    Last reply
  • esa

    Been on ESA support group from 2015 got a new assessment on Friday.How likely am i to win do they take into account my last assignment.I lost my first assessment but won it at a tribunal ?? anyone with any advice thanks

    Last reply
Next

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.