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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.

7 57 Fightback needs your help
by su24nna
Oct 16, 2014 7:16:41 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.

58 931 Introduce yourself here and tell us what you think?
by fermer
Oct 20, 2014 20:52:17 GMT
No New Posts A.O.B. Board

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

Moderator: Shell

by Blue Peter
Oct 8, 2014 12:27:39 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.

129 317 Free Electric Scooters for War Veterans...
by fudwp
Oct 21, 2014 11:38:24 GMT

Disability Benefits

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No New Posts Applying for ESA - 1 Viewing

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

38 297 Can I apply for esa?
by fermer
Oct 20, 2014 20:37:46 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.

34 198 esa and morphin
by slipmaster
Oct 18, 2014 22:29:08 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.

38 369 Forced to Attend Inaccessible Assessment Centre?
by fudwp
Oct 21, 2014 16:20:07 GMT
No New Posts Work Focused Interviews

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

4 24 Work Focused Interviews
by fudwp
Oct 10, 2014 11:41:17 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.

33 240 EAS Appeal Decision , The dreaded Brown Envelope Today
by flower5
Oct 16, 2014 16:40:20 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.

18 127 How long does a reconsideration take...
by hdalove2010
Oct 18, 2014 12:48:55 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.

21 113 If loose esa tribunal what happens next
by fudwp
Oct 16, 2014 22:54:00 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 22 Overseas Claimants' Queries and Comments
by su24nna
Aug 11, 2014 7:43:36 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

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

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.

5 16 Backbilling GAS/ELECT and the Billing Code
by su24nna
Aug 1, 2014 8:06:13 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 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.

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,

23 59 GP Template for PIP
by fudwp
Oct 22, 2014 20:04:38 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 20 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 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 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 15 Fife benefits support
by fermer
Sept 16, 2014 12:22:26 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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bigsean: How do I email Belfast job centre? I tried several times in past and they always come back as 'undelivered'. The ESA 280 says they can only be reached by phone or by writing to them. Anyway thanks for getting involved in my case, much appreciated. Oct 6, 2014 14:49:13 GMT
fudwp: It's a general email address: contact-us@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk Oct 6, 2014 15:27:02 GMT
fudwp: Then put FAO: Belfast JC and Ref: (your NiNo) in the subject bar of the email Oct 6, 2014 15:28:03 GMT
bigsean: Thanks I will give it a try using the template you sent me. So thanks again. Oct 6, 2014 15:28:47 GMT
fudwp: Noooo!!! That template is for a SAR and the relevant email is at the bottom of the template - it's not the same email address. Oct 6, 2014 15:53:10 GMT
fudwp: If you start posting on your thread, Bigsean, I'll do you a different letter to send to the Belfast JC. I can't deal with this here. I put the link to your thread on an earlier comment Oct 6, 2014 15:54:50 GMT
dobie1: how do i start a new thread. i am new to the forum and need help as i need to appeal againt decision placing me in WRAG and MR upheld decision and i do not know what to do next as i only have 1 month and have no one to help put together an appeal. Oct 10, 2014 19:43:10 GMT
su24nna: Dobie1 Fightback can help. Read the notes and phone the office Monday to Friday on 0161 883 1310 or email fightback4justice@live.co.uk . If you want to start thread. Go into area of interest then tp right it says create thread click on then go fromthere.x Oct 10, 2014 20:08:29 GMT
fudwp: Dobie1 - I started the thread for you: http://fightback.boards.net/thread/889/reconsideration-failed-help-needed Oct 10, 2014 20:46:13 GMT
fermer: Good morning all. Good luck if you have a medical or handing in forms this week . Remember fightback is here to help and support where we can Oct 11, 2014 10:13:35 GMT
hellyn: quikie...sending my mandatory recon email and letter today...do i say that further evidence is to follow...? Oct 13, 2014 13:45:39 GMT
hellyn: can anyone answer this for me? Oct 13, 2014 14:17:13 GMT
fudwp: That depends, Hellyn, on if you are sending more info and what your MR letter says. a thread would be better for advice Oct 13, 2014 14:25:55 GMT
fudwp: can't get enough info on the shoutbox Oct 13, 2014 14:26:24 GMT
Blue Peter: Trying to put together a mini daily diary of what I can and cant do for pip additional info going around in circles deciding how to best format it :( Oct 13, 2014 23:56:13 GMT
fudwp: I just wrote everything down that happened on a daily/weekly/monthly basis and gave an overview with lots of "For example, today XYZ happened". Oct 14, 2014 8:38:29 GMT
fudwp: I found it very difficult as I have a wildly fluctuating condition - so I turned it on its head and emphasised the point that there was no typical day for me. Oct 14, 2014 8:39:38 GMT
Blue Peter: : Thank you Oct 14, 2014 10:00:03 GMT
slipmaster: Blue Peter see template section Oct 14, 2014 12:15:18 GMT
Blue Peter: Thanks again spot on :) http://fightback.boards.net/thread/894/pip-diary-templates Oct 15, 2014 15:40:34 GMT