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  • I'm Max, a Campaigns Officer for Scope. I work on Financial Security issues, including extra costs and employment. You can contact me at Max.Bell@Scope.org.uk :-) 
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  • Diane1729
    Hi Stotty I get the premium as I live alone and I am also in the Esa support group.
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  • Hi I was just wondering g if someone can give me some advice! I've been on esa assessment phase since the 6th march 2017 I've just recently had a medical on the 30th August 2017 she sent my report to the DWP on the 30th August (same day) the lady  who assessed me said that she would be recommending I am off the highest rate with servere  disability does the DWP go on what she has recommend? Also I no there is no time scale for a descision but how long can it take?  

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  • Abi222
    Hi, My son is in receipt of PIP for care and mobility at the higher rate and Support  Group ESA.
    We have been reassessed for care services which my son receives and we have been told to contribute £57.20 a week as of today and to expect  an invoice for £2,383.10 for the period of April 2016 to September 2017.  (We received the letter on Saturday 23, just 2 days notice.)
    Does this sound an excessive amount to contribute we will struggle to afford almost £60 a week.
    Also in March this year we received a letter notifying us that with all benefits my son received or was expected to receive our contribution was nil.  
    I am very worried about the charges and really would appreciate any help or advice on this.
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  • steve51
    Hi@kit

    Good Morning. 

    Can you please let me know if this one works ?????

    I have dug a brand new laptop that I can use for the online community.

    Many Thanks








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    hi Angela,  
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  • steve51
    Hi @kit.

    I'm very sorry but it's my IPad that is playing up I will use a proper computer tomorrow morning and I will sort it out for you.

    Sorry again !!!!!
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  • cslater
    Hi Steve51 

    My role is to try and help people understand why being active is important and are asking organisations to become advocates of physical activity as it has so many benefits for and individual. 

    Please see below specific links to two resources the first which is a Being Active Guide and the second understanding how to get active. If you can help promote these to other organisations and individuals then i would really appreciate it. 

    http://www.efds.co.uk/get-active/how-to-start

    http://www.efds.co.uk/news/3191-efds-resources-take-new-people-on-road-to-an-active-lifestyle

    Many thanks for your help, i would be happy to answer any further questions you may have. 

    Kind regards

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    • JIM123
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      i tottaly agree keeping active thing have arthritua psoraitic him back knee probs but im out most day my dog paddy long 2 hour plus steady walks very important keep moving do as how you feel can varie mine imune system based exercise big key to health wish was fitter but do best can love me paddy boi can unot post pic here
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      Hi @JIM123

      Yes that's the right way to go, keeping active both mentally and physically keeps the body & mind well topped up!!

      Unfortunately I have to use mobility scooters to get out and about when I can !!!!

      Never mind I have got plenty to do here at home.

      My chronic right sided pain keeps me off my feet 24/7.
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    hi try this out soon
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  • After6months of waiting I have recently been awardedPIP at the enhanced rate. I was previously receiving DLA at the lower rate. They have told me that the 2 benefits cannot run at the same time which I understand. However my calm was made from April but my first payment is not til the 3rd October. There is a difference of approx £353.00 every 28 days but I have been informed that no arrears payment for the difference between the 2 can be paid according to the law. Over a period of approx 6 months that is a substantial amount and it is hardly my fault that it took them so long. Seems so unfair. If I had never claimed DLA I'd have got the whole lot backdated!!!!!.
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