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TOPIC: Exemptions from PCA?

Re:Exemptions from PCA? 6 years 11 months ago #14098

  • Bentley1956
Thanks Boris,

And a very Merry Christmas to you as well.

Regards Bob.:cheer:
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Re:Exemptions from PCA? 6 years 11 months ago #14102

Thank you very much for you reply Gareth,

The person that I spoke to at Preston told me that she was the line manager, after I was getting nowhere with the young lad I spoke to first.

So all that I have posted above has come from the person in charge on the day we spoke to them.

That then is very frightening, if the staff in charge do not understand their jobs.

I will just have to hope the letters of this site, that I sent sort them out.
I was thinking of writing to one of our local Labour MPs, but I think that Labour are the problem here, and not the cure. So have written to the prospective Tory MP for Blackpool North and Cleveleys, who will more than likely win this seat when the election comes.

Merry Christmas Gareth and thanks.


No problem. This is the reason I suggested you first do you research on the net and note down all the relevant rules and regulations, pertaining to the particular benefit you are claiming, preferably from DWP websites and other sites such as the Members Section on this website then when you are confronted with conflicting information then you can confidently argue your corner. It's a very sad indictment of our welfare departments that the very people who work in those departments and who are there to disseminate accurate and factual information to "customers" that quite often it turns out that the "customers" know more about the relevant benefits that they are claiming.

Forewarned is forearmed!!!
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Last Edit: 6 years 11 months ago by Gareth.
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Re:Exemptions from PCA? 6 years 11 months ago #14120

Hi Bentley

I had this 'dicussion' with the DWP when I was put into an exempt group by the tribunal. I then thought that was it for filling in IB50s. But lo and behold I was sent another one after a while. I challenged this and it was reviewed at a higher level. The bottom line was that they had the right to issue an IB50 to anyone on IB at any time and you have to fill it in.

Just fill it in making sure you make it clear how disabilitating your condition is using the guides from the members area.

If you need more time then write to them recorded delivery asking for this.

Hopefully when you are moved to PCA then you shall go into the support group. Who knows when this will happen!

Good luck

Charlie
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Re:Exemptions from PCA? 6 years 11 months ago #14131

  • Bentley1956
Hopefully when you are moved to PCA then
you shall go into the support group. Who knows when this will happen!


You have confused me with this comment on
your post.

My argument is that being exempt I should not have to fill in the IB50, Which even though a form, is part of the PCA.

I know the form has to be filled in or they will stop the benefit, and when I have done that I will take legal action against the DWP, so then we will at least know what Exemption means these days

Regards Bob.
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Re:Exemptions from PCA? 6 years 11 months ago #14132

Bentley1956 wrote:
Hopefully when you are moved to PCA then
you shall go into the support group. Who knows when this will happen!


You have confused me with this comment on
your post.

My argument is that being exempt I should not have to fill in the IB50, Which even though a form, is part of the PCA.

I know the form has to be filled in or they will stop the benefit, and when I have done that I will take legal action against the DWP, so then we will at least know what Exemption means these days

Regards Bob.

I believe PCA should in fact read ESA.

The rest of the post is entirely accurate in content.
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Re:Exemptions from PCA? 6 years 11 months ago #14137

Hi

CD is right I meant ESA not PCA. Must have been the Christmas spirit!
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