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No New Posts Latest News! Advocacy Assistance

If you require advocacy work ie an appeal doing for ESA/PIP then remember I now do face to face advocacy work in all areas, subject to my office in Bolton. (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 fightback4justice@live.co.uk

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 100's of forms completed.

5 13 DVLA rethinking search policy.
by foggy
Jul 29, 2014 14:39:43 GMT
No New Posts WHO ARE FIGHTBACK....

1 1 WHO ARE FIGHTBACK...
by Shell
Dec 8, 2013 18:23:06 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.

42 780 pip home assessment with atos
by nannysnoop
Jul 29, 2014 14:39:30 GMT
No New Posts A.O.B. Board

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

Moderator: Shell

26 163 How to complain about doorstep sellers
by su24nna
Jul 28, 2014 21:19:09 GMT
No New Posts Latest News Links

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

98 237 DWP Limbo. "Sometimes I think I would be better off dead"
by su24nna
Jul 25, 2014 11:00:34 GMT

Disability Benefits

Board Threads Posts Last Post
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.

26 194 Contribution based ESA ended need help to claim income based
by slipmaster
Jul 23, 2014 17:01:31 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.

18 107 dla/pip
by foggy
Jul 29, 2014 16:12:33 GMT
No New Posts Attending a 'Medical Assessment'

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.

20 156 Tips on What to expect when having a Home ATOS Medical
by su24nna
Jul 28, 2014 8:03:51 GMT
No New Posts Work Focused Interviews

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

4 23 Work Focused Interviews
by alysea
May 14, 2014 18:12:57 GMT
No New Posts Refused ESA or placed in wrong group? How to Appeal - 1 Viewing

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.

27 143 Access to my 'pain psychologist' medical records she kept
by foggy
Jul 22, 2014 14:24:29 GMT
No New Posts Refused PIP / DLA or placed in wrong group? How to Appeal

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

11 72 DLA enhanced mobility now PIP say standard rate :(
by su24nna
Jul 18, 2014 18:44:56 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.

20 92 Tribunals - Name & Shame
by fudwp
Jul 13, 2014 18:54:30 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.

6 15 How to challenge your Benefit Sanction
by su24nna
Jul 17, 2014 9:21:48 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 18 Benefits Abroad Helpsheet
by fudwp
Jul 17, 2014 21:00:42 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.

20 47 Theatre or Venues
by su24nna
Jun 18, 2014 21:34:03 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 23 Share your pain relief tips
by rakshauk
Jun 7, 2014 8:48:14 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 - 1 Viewing

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

9 17 Useful information for carers.
by su24nna
Jul 28, 2014 12:37:40 GMT

Other Benefits

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No New Posts Benefits Fraud

Accused of benefit fraud? We can help.

6 22 Performance Measurement review officer- KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
by foggy
Jul 25, 2014 4:23:32 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.

2 5 Tax Credits
by foggy
Feb 17, 2014 16:50:13 GMT
No New Posts Universal Credit

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

Moderators: Moderator, Admin Manager, Administrator

1 4 Universal Credit
by bluehook
Oct 26, 2013 17:36:24 GMT

Other Consumer Advice

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No New Posts CPAs and Payday Loan Companies - 1 Viewing

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

4 20 Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) Reclaiming
by su24nna
Apr 4, 2014 7:04:23 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.

5 13 Gas bill...direct debit amount wayyy too high!
by foggy
Feb 13, 2014 3:40:29 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 - 1 Viewing

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 11 Private Parking Tickets, and how to fight them legally.
by metoday13
May 17, 2014 19:16:01 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.

1 1 UNIFORM REBATE FORM
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 16 Credit Card Dept.
by su24nna
Jul 22, 2014 10:44:49 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,

14 41 Letter asking DWP to reinstate ESA following Mandatory Recon
by fudwp
Jul 16, 2014 23:18:17 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.

7 16 Bedroom Tax may be axed!!
by su24nna
Jul 17, 2014 7:51:16 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 1 Short Term Benefit Advance if you have nil income
by bluehook
Oct 23, 2013 19:09:32 GMT

Local Boards

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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 Welcome to Local Boards

1 4 Want a board for your area - ask here
by fermer
Nov 19, 2013 18:11:43 GMT
No New Posts Fife

2 12 Fife benefits support
by fermer
May 24, 2014 16:46:00 GMT
No New Posts Lancashire

2 3 Support Groups in Bolton.
by Shell
Nov 17, 2013 11:32:56 GMT

Legend

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su24nna: Hi parrots. Working my way through that one. Thinl pensopn savongs payable fro age 65. Pension credits from pensipn credit age. Maybe earlier. Xx Jul 9, 2014 21:56:18 GMT
su24nna: Sorry only on phone at moment. Predictive text is a real pain. Xxxxxxxx Jul 9, 2014 21:58:53 GMT
gilld: Hi. Can you confirm your address and phone numbers to put on appeal letter please? Thanks Gill Jul 11, 2014 19:11:06 GMT
parrots: Thanks su24 sorry it took so long to get my thanks to you. :) Jul 14, 2014 18:01:13 GMT
lyd: Can anyone tell me when scottish power will open their warm home discount applications for 2014/ 2015 Jul 14, 2014 19:33:25 GMT *
su24nna: Lyd it's already open Jul 14, 2014 20:47:19 GMT
glo: I recently had to finish work as I have 3 conditions that make it hard for me to work. I sent a sick note into employment support and got a letter back saying I did not qualify for sickness benefit as I was a few stamps short ( I had been self employed . Jul 15, 2014 0:14:28 GMT
lyd: Struggling with link for scottish power WHD 2014/2015. Can anyone help? Jul 15, 2014 14:17:53 GMT
dakota: Lib Dems wanting to reform the bedroom tax! so all disabled are fully exempt. Jul 17, 2014 1:19:29 GMT
su24nna: Hi guys. Just want to say if you are posting on here or the Facebook page, please be patient. We are very busy at the moment and as we all volunteer it is difficult keeping on top. We will get back to you Jul 17, 2014 20:49:17 GMT
beverleybelle123: Hi, just telephoned physio dept to request a supporting letter for tribunal...to be told physio in question no longer there and this would have to go through there legal service.......... why is it so hard Jul 18, 2014 10:16:45 GMT
tinasmbdy: Hi all Im new on here and would like any information or guidance regarding reducing working hours due to chronic condition {Fibromyalgia} losing £4,000 per annum... is there anything I can claim for? Jul 18, 2014 11:25:59 GMT
fudwp: tinasmbdy, have you looked into PIP? Jul 18, 2014 11:55:31 GMT
su24nna: Who turned off the sun? Supposed to be bbq weather instead it's persisting down. Jul 19, 2014 15:57:34 GMT
karl123: hi all im new here,hoping somebody can help... i have an appeal for esa on fri 25/7/14 iv seen their are 2 regs that you dont need pionts for an award, my gp letter saying that if i was forced back to work id would be detrimental to my health Jul 20, 2014 13:05:54 GMT
fudwp: Karl, you mean Regs 35 & 29, Exceptional Circumstances. If you search the site you'll find a template letter for your GP to use Jul 20, 2014 18:50:08 GMT
foggy: , you can find the information your looking for under the 'Black Triangle' thread on this link; http://fightback.boards.net/board/75/template-letters Jul 20, 2014 22:04:54 GMT *
lil: Hi[br]i am new here and would really appreciate some help....[br]i have Fibro/chronic pain/cfs, depression, problems with c6 and c7 vertebrae in my neck, i have not worked for about 2 yrs now and i applied for pip some 11 months back...got the dreaded brown enve Jul 21, 2014 11:50:12 GMT
lil: ps didnt know how to send a personal message... Sorry! O_o Jul 21, 2014 11:51:36 GMT
su24nna: Lil: just click on person you want to pm and you will find send message at top right hand Jul 21, 2014 13:42:53 GMT