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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.

6 26 Assessment
by su24nna
Dec 14, 2014 22:33:22 GMT
No New Posts WHO ARE FIGHTBACK....

1 4 WHO ARE FIGHTBACK...
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.

31 500 5 Quid for life
by withnail
Dec 16, 2014 16:14:58 GMT
No New Posts A.O.B. Board

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

Moderator: Shell

53 277 Chancellor George Osborne is trying to cut crucial funding
by fudwp
Dec 18, 2014 11:34:23 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.

35 173 Latest PIP statistics
by fudwp
Dec 18, 2014 16:29:46 GMT

Disability Benefits

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No New Posts Applying for ESA - 2 Viewing

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

45 343 ESA (Help needed)
by fudwp
Dec 11, 2014 11:58:56 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.

52 353 PIP
by fronzoni
Dec 17, 2014 21:17:01 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.

44 466 ATOS/Capita medical help.
by slipmaster
Dec 15, 2014 11:21:38 GMT
No New Posts Work Focused Interviews - 2 Viewing

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

5 64 Work Focused Interviews
by eststar
Dec 12, 2014 23:15:07 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.

36 335 Refused ESA after ATOS Medical
by slipmaster
Dec 15, 2014 15:23:40 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.

24 160 Desision maker calling me why?
by henrythewasp
Dec 18, 2014 15:55:47 GMT
No New Posts Preparing for and Going to a Tribunal - 2 Viewing

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.

24 132 Won tribunal but details incorrect
by fudwp
Dec 17, 2014 18:30:05 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.

8 17 People With Mental Health Problems Hammered
by Blue Peter
Dec 13, 2014 1:13:36 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 18 Tax Credits Overpayment, your options:
by foggy
Dec 3, 2014 15:01:04 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 9 UC AND dependent on drugs or alcohol
by Blue Peter
Nov 25, 2014 22:59:48 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 14 Private Parking Tickets, and how to fight them legally.
by Blue Peter
Dec 3, 2014 1:36:57 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 - 1 Viewing

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

8 31 Being Hassled by Creditors/Banks &/Or Debt Collectors, READ
by su24nna
Dec 10, 2014 21:57:09 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,

22 44 Templates for PIP: GP, MR, SAR, Complaints, etc.
by fudwp
Nov 18, 2014 15:51:30 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.

5 6 DWP Overturns ‘Bedroom Tax’ Room Size Ruling
by Blue Peter
Dec 13, 2014 1:02:04 GMT
No New Posts Discretionary Housing Payments

1 13 Discretionary Housing Payments
by Blue Peter
Dec 3, 2014 9:33:00 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 Blue Peter
Dec 3, 2014 10:21:19 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 17 Fife benefits support
by fermer
Dec 7, 2014 17:51:16 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

Legend

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Shoutbox

fermer: Thanks nannabear very kind of you . (rofl) Dec 6, 2014 18:28:26 GMT
blue: Thank you for welcoming me .I have just posted a thread as I am a complete wreck ,,thanks in advance for your help Dec 7, 2014 14:30:54 GMT
su24nna: Hi guys we are having problems with office phones so if you need to contact the office please email fightback4justice@live.co.uk until it's sorted Dec 10, 2014 22:20:42 GMT
samra786: Hi can someone please get in touch with me Dec 11, 2014 15:53:39 GMT
bolmad58: Hi ive just been told I could claim DLA or is it pip now, I have neuropathy quite bad in both feet, plius im beginning to suffer from slight incontinence, should I try for it and what do I need to do this cheers Dec 11, 2014 16:46:39 GMT
fudwp: Bolmad58 - it's still DLA in Scotland, but it's PIP for the rest of the UK. The shoutbox isn't the right place for discussion; you need to start a thread or look through the info already on the site Dec 12, 2014 10:53:31 GMT
samra786: Hi can you please get Michelle to phone me please inbox me please Dec 12, 2014 12:11:09 GMT
su24nna: Samra786 sorry but we can't ask Michelle to contact you. You need to contact her. Telephone 0161 883 1310 or fightback4justice@live.com She is very busy and we don't have the fundino to phone everyone. X Dec 12, 2014 16:12:36 GMT
su24nna: Samra786 it would really be better if you email. As previously stated we are having problems with phones at the moment. At least if you email we sure to get it. It may take a few days for reply but we will get back to you. X Dec 12, 2014 16:23:30 GMT
samra786: I've just sent a email also can you please thank dee for everything m Dec 12, 2014 16:50:12 GMT
withnail: Anyone remember the facebook group which helps people find someone to take them to their assessment? (It used to be called something like 'don't go alone'). Dec 13, 2014 23:50:04 GMT
fudwp: No, Withnail - but I'd certainly be interested in it. Dec 14, 2014 13:03:08 GMT
withnail: Fudwp - damn it was called 'Disability & Benefit Support - Don't go Alone' but it doesn't seem to exist anymore. Dec 14, 2014 13:12:30 GMT
su24nna: With nail it still exists but it is now a secret group. We have alwaY's been concerned about them as the people who will attend are not checked or vetted and we feel that a) this could breach data protection and b) putting vulnerable people at risk Dec 14, 2014 16:36:57 GMT
su24nna: We never recommend taking anyone with you who you don't know anything about. Xx Dec 14, 2014 16:40:14 GMT
fudwp: You could have someone attend 'virtually' via Skype or similar. 2 FOIs have revealed the government have nothing to stop you doing this. It would also come under reasonable adjustments of the Eq Act 2010. Dec 14, 2014 16:58:53 GMT
withnail: Su24anna - ah fair enoughski! (Am trying to see what resources are available for Biddie - see the thread marked 'assessment'). Dec 14, 2014 17:38:03 GMT
becbob1: Now have my assessment date for PIP. 2nd January and they have agreed to see me at home. Now i don't need to fret about sitting in an uncomfortable chair or any of the other crap that will cause me no end of panic and pain. Dec 16, 2014 14:59:59 GMT
su24nna: Becbob good luck for the 2nd.don't get too comfy in chair. Let them see your discomfort. Xx Dec 16, 2014 19:26:16 GMT
samra786: Hi can anyone else help me out I know your busy but I would be great full if I could get some help over the phone even though you can't provide it in person please let me know Dec 17, 2014 21:55:52 GMT