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No New Posts Latest News! Advocacy Assistance

If you require advocacy work ie an appeal doing for ESA/PIP, remember I now do face to face advocacy work in all areas, subject to my office in Bury. (We are still unfunded at present so we do have to charge this.) The indepth legal advocacy work is completed on a no win no fee basis from any awarded back pay. Again this is the only way to keep things going and maintain our new staff training, hopefully when we get funding more information can be free. All advice is free but if you need help to help yourself then you can get in touch via enquiries@fightback4justice.co.uk or call 0161 883 1310

We also offer ESA50/PIP form filling services for a small fee at present. 100% of our forms have resulted in a group being allocated with only one requiring a medical out of 100s of forms completed.

5 11 How long for the results??
by slipmaster
Nov 1, 2014 14:50:00 GMT

by su24nna
Oct 16, 2014 8:14:08 GMT
No New Posts Chit-Chat Board

This is for all non related social welfare issues, for getting together and sharing experiences and supporting each other. Come and introduce yourself.

67 982 Breaking news: The pope is still a catholic
by withnail
Nov 26, 2014 23:36:52 GMT
No New Posts A.O.B. Board

This is for questions on any topics not covered by our Topic boards.

Moderator: Shell

46 252 I'm a Carer and want to work.....
by andtrac
Nov 21, 2014 22:51:52 GMT
No New Posts Latest News Links - 1 Viewing

Here we will post links to News Items that we think will interest you. Feel free to join in.

152 417 I.D.Smiths U.C flagship IS floundering says GOV ADVISER
by Blue Peter
Nov 27, 2014 0:50:27 GMT

Disability Benefits

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No New Posts Applying for ESA

Thinking about applying for ESA? Or maybe you're already looking at an ESA50 form. This board will help you though the process.

42 331 CB ESA & Occupational Pension?
by su24nna
Nov 26, 2014 22:11:59 GMT
No New Posts Applying for PIP or DLA

Are you about to apply for PIP or DLA? Need to know which one to apply for? Help with filling in the form. Don't do it alone, read this board.

47 356 Applying for PIP Samra
by foggy
Nov 26, 2014 17:58:31 GMT
No New Posts Attending a 'Medical Assessment' - 2 Viewing

Have you been called to a 'Medical Assessment' or rather the WCA (Work Capability Assessment) and worried how it's going to go. This is the board to support you.

41 412 Letter from DWP
by andy
Nov 18, 2014 16:44:23 GMT
No New Posts Work Focused Interviews

Who are these for and who has to attend. Find out about Work Focused Interviews here.

5 35 ESA Support Group being sent WFI appointments
by debs
Nov 15, 2014 23:09:06 GMT
No New Posts Refused ESA or placed in wrong group? How to Appeal

Applied for ESA and been turned down or placed in WRAG when you believe you should be in the Support Group? We show you how to appeal here.

36 287 Refused ESA after ATOS Medical
by scotjovi
Nov 24, 2014 10:52:48 GMT
No New Posts Refused PIP / DLA or placed in wrong group? How to Appeal - 1 Viewing

If you applied for DLA or PIP and were rejected or placed in wrong group, find out how to appeal that decision.

21 144 What can i include as evidence?
by fudwp
Nov 16, 2014 15:49:21 GMT
No New Posts Preparing for and Going to a Tribunal

So you appealed a decision against awarding you ESA/PIP/DLA or placing you in wrong group. If you appeal goes to a Tribunal, this board will help you prepare for that.

21 114 Free Representation in London, South East or Nottingham
by bigsean
Nov 10, 2014 15:05:52 GMT
No New Posts Sanctions and Hardship payments

Been sanctioned or trapped in the catch 22 of failing to 'qualify' for ESA but told you are too ill to apply for JSA? Find out how to apply for hardship payments here.

by Blue Peter
Nov 16, 2014 10:31:30 GMT
No New Posts Overseas Claimants

If you are living overseas and still eligible to claim this board will help you through the complexities

3 26 Overseas Claimants' Queries and Comments
by fudwp
Nov 25, 2014 14:40:34 GMT

Other Advice and Help for Disabled People

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No New Posts FREE Prescriptions

Who qualifies and how to get them.

1 7 Free Prescriptions and Medication
by WobblyGill
Jun 18, 2014 11:21:05 GMT
No New Posts Help/Concessions available to Disabled People

beyond Disability Benefits, some other ways of finding help or concessions for disabled people.

21 53 Discounted computers
by su24nna
Sept 23, 2014 20:03:08 GMT
No New Posts Pain Management and how it can help with ESA/DLA appeals/applications

Keeping up with your pain clinic appointments can help you in more ways than one.

6 26 pain clinic
by fermer
Aug 24, 2014 9:17:39 GMT
No New Posts Stress Management and Emotional Support

Something we could all do with a bit of. Share here what works for you and link to helpful websites etc.

7 15 I've just had enough
by Infinity
May 23, 2014 4:22:24 GMT
No New Posts Useful Factsheets from other Organisations

Downloadable Factsheets created by other organisations that we think might be helpful to you.

11 19 Equality Act
by bryanr
Aug 26, 2014 16:11:52 GMT

Other Benefits

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No New Posts Benefits Fraud

Accused of benefit fraud? We can help.

7 45 DWP say pension wasnt declared so its Fraud..
by flower5
Oct 7, 2014 8:27:58 GMT
No New Posts Pension credits

Pension Credits, who can claim and how - find out here.

3 9 Question about pension credit, re council tax and rent!!
by thomo
Jul 18, 2014 11:14:38 GMT
No New Posts Tax Credits

Tax Credits can be confusing and sometimes people get overplayed for no fault of their own. Find out what your options are here.

4 15 Is Your TAX CREDIT Case Over 6 Years Old?
by Blue Peter
Oct 9, 2014 21:29:31 GMT
No New Posts Universal Credit

Are you in the UC pilot areas? Need help to understand it all. Start here.

Moderators: Moderators, Admin Managers, Administrators

4 10 UC AND dependent on drugs or alcohol
by Blue Peter
Nov 26, 2014 15:14:51 GMT

Other Consumer Advice

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No New Posts CPAs and Payday Loan Companies

CPA (Continuous Payment Authority) and PayDay Lenders can get you into trouble fast. This board tells you what your options are.

4 22 Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) Reclaiming
by su24nna
Oct 10, 2014 20:02:02 GMT
No New Posts Fuel Bills

Back billing problems, high bills, rebates and special schemes. Find out what you can do to help yourself here.

6 26 Winter Fuel Allowance.
by fudwp
Nov 10, 2014 23:37:14 GMT
No New Posts Gym Membership

Thousands of gym contracts are unfair and unenforceable, find out what to do about it, right here.

1 1 Gym Membership and FIGHTBACK!
by bluehook
Oct 23, 2013 17:55:14 GMT
No New Posts Mobile Phones

Not happy with your contract or new handset? Find out what your rights are, right here.

4 8 Free Calls to Charity and Helpline Numbers with Vodafone
by edwardb
Nov 13, 2013 12:28:11 GMT
No New Posts Parking. Private parking tickets and how to fight them

Private Parking tickets and how to fight them, using the law.

1 13 Private Parking Tickets, and how to fight them legally.
by Blue Peter
Nov 10, 2014 20:47:35 GMT
No New Posts Shipping Admin. Spot unwanted charges to your shipping

How to spot charges applied to your shipping that shouldn't be there, and what to do about it.

1 1 Template Letter to fight shipping ADMIN Charges
by bluehook
Oct 23, 2013 18:30:22 GMT
No New Posts Uniform Rebate

Work in a uniform? Find out if you can get a rebate on the costs and how.

by bluehook
Oct 23, 2013 18:32:02 GMT

Debt Advice

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No New Posts Bailifs and Debt Collectors

How to legally protect yourself and your belongings, deal with being hassled, time orders, Council Tax debts, Caselaw and other helpful sites

7 19 Being Hassled by Creditors/Banks &/Or Debt Collectors, READ
by gabbyu
Oct 3, 2014 4:23:26 GMT
No New Posts Getting County Court Judgements Set Aside

He's how to have a CCJ set aside

2 3 Judgement through county court
by su24nna
Apr 7, 2014 11:32:26 GMT
No New Posts Template Letters

Several really useful template letters to help you manage your debt problems,

25 79 Template letter requesting mandatory reconsideration.
by matski303
Nov 26, 2014 6:20:33 GMT

Housing Advice

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No New Posts Bedroom Tax

Problems with Bedroom Tax? Start here to find out what you can do.

10 19 Bedroom tax campaign SEP 2014
by Blue Peter
Oct 1, 2014 23:12:58 GMT
No New Posts Discretionary Housing Payments

1 17 Discretionary Housing Payments
by fermer
Jan 5, 2014 21:27:20 GMT
No New Posts Getting Repairs Carried Out

3 3 Template Letter to Landlord to Fix non urgent repairs
by bluehook
Oct 23, 2013 21:03:55 GMT
No New Posts Nuisance Neighbours

1 5 The Law and nuisance neighbours - in depth
by su24nna
Dec 12, 2013 17:12:51 GMT
No New Posts Sanctions

1 2 Latest housing briefing re Sanctions
by lawli56
May 25, 2014 10:07:48 GMT
No New Posts Short Term Benefit Advance

1 2 Short Term Benefit Advance if you have nil income
by bryanr
Oct 27, 2014 18:58:23 GMT

Local Boards

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No New Posts Welcome to Local Boards

1 5 Want a board for your area - ask here
by withnail
Aug 27, 2014 9:09:16 GMT
No New Posts Fife

2 16 Fife benefits support
by fermer
Nov 18, 2014 10:39:54 GMT
No New Posts Lancashire

2 3 Support Groups in Bolton.
by Shell
Nov 17, 2013 11:32:56 GMT
No New Posts North Staffordshire and Stoke

1 1 North Staffs and Stoke-On-Trent support, advice and help
by su24nna
May 1, 2014 8:56:46 GMT
No New Posts The Wirral

2 4 Doctors charging for medical evidence
by fudwp
Oct 8, 2014 16:21:48 GMT


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fudwp: Put all your questions on there and people will be able to answer you fully. I't just too small a space to do it here Nov 20, 2014 10:33:31 GMT
bigsean: I have had my appeal form reply back from HM Courts.. My case will be heard at Greys inn Road but no date as yet. I am working on my case at present but I may need additional support to increase my chances of winning. I am waiting to hear from my GP . Nov 20, 2014 16:37:08 GMT
andtrac: On my carers award notice it says that I can earn up to £102 per week.....if I was earning this show would it affect the benefits coming into our house? Nov 21, 2014 16:49:41 GMT
slipmaster: andtrac you need to make a post on the forum with more details before you can get a correct answer,otherwise its just a guessing game. Nov 21, 2014 17:28:35 GMT *
andtrac: Thank you slipmaster I will do that :) Nov 21, 2014 17:33:54 GMT
foggy: , are you having problems trying to post up something on the main forum boards above ? I can find no posts or threads made by you ::) Nov 22, 2014 17:27:35 GMT
melly: Think I've just sussed it and started a new thread, need a brain too ! Nov 22, 2014 17:31:30 GMT
moveonup: Hi, will my carers allowance for my adult son stop while his new claim for PIP goes through? He is on high rate care and low rate mobility DLA atm but runs out Dec 11th. Thanks Nov 25, 2014 14:37:31 GMT
slipmaster: his DLA will continue until there is a decision made on his pip,so the carer's allowance will continue also. Nov 25, 2014 15:20:38 GMT
moveonup: Oh really, thats fantastic we have been extrremely worried, how long does it normally take, Ive heard up to 26 weeks, is that correct? :) Nov 25, 2014 17:21:16 GMT
Blue Peter: (pip-customerservice@atos.net)Thumbs up received reply after 7 days Nov 25, 2014 18:49:30 GMT
slipmaster: 26 weeks yes could be +/-, He has sent in the pip forms has he?? if not then it will stop,you would be better making a post on the forums above this shoutbox is not big enough for questions and answers. Nov 25, 2014 18:52:33 GMT
moveonup: Ok thanks very much,yes PIP forms sent on time. Nov 25, 2014 18:57:21 GMT
slipmaster: ok then all should be well until the decision is made on pip,hope he gets a good result. Nov 25, 2014 21:46:50 GMT
moveonup: Thanks for all your info and help slipmaster :) Nov 25, 2014 23:42:18 GMT
bigsean: The DWP say the reason I was called to a WCA was because my GP returned my Med113 saying he was not suffering from any illness. Then the Wca found me fit for work all because of my GP failing to support my illness. So what can I do? Nov 26, 2014 2:13:40 GMT
Blue Peter: you have already started a thread easier to just add any additional info to it and it will be seen by us all. http://fightback.boards.net/thread/865/support-group-fit-work Nov 26, 2014 14:30:44 GMT
bigsean: I have emailed my MP and handed GP relevant docs including reg 29 template letters to which he was not interested in but when I told him I had no money coming from DWP he said he will write letter to help with my appeal and I could pay him if I get benefi Nov 26, 2014 14:51:16 GMT
Blue Peter: bigsean Have seen your PM and good luck[br] Nov 26, 2014 15:44:05 GMT *
su24nna: Hi guys. Sorry I'm not around much at the mo but shoutbox isn't the place to start a long discussion. If you need answer please start a thread. S xx Nov 26, 2014 18:41:19 GMT