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U.K. DWP "No-Brainer" Benefits Cases

Discussion in 'Work, Finances and Disability Insurance' started by MsUnderstood, Nov 12, 2017.

  1. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    If it's still the same claim, or a "new" claim with a certain time period (no real idea what this is, but 12 weeks seems to be uppermost in my mind) then you are not a new claimant, so the old rates are supposed to apply.

    (AFAIK the above 12 week thing only applies in limited circumstances, such as an administrative closure of your claim which is then reversed, or if you had permission to do a work trial but found you couldn't manage etc.)

    A change in benefit classification is still the same claim.

    Of course they keep changing the rules, so.....it's anyone's guess what would actually happen.
     
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  2. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Established Member (Voting Rights)

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    That was certainly the fear UK Labour minister's had when they were in power. I had the opportunity to question 2 separate ones about their use of companies and the high appeal rate. Neither considered any sort of punitive action to be desirable in a contract and both felt that fines or even govt criticism would result in no company willing to take on that function.

    Both knew that the system wasn't working but reading between the lines at that time (2007/8?) they felt that sick and disabled people didn't matter enough to change the system. There had been a media campaign of vilification of this group.
     
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