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Old 26-05-2022, 13:46   #706
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Apparently you can give it back to el gov HERE

I wonder how many times that's been used.
A better place would be National Energy Action A charity that works directly with those in energy crisis.
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Old 26-05-2022, 13:51   #707
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Apparently you can give it back to el gov HERE

I wonder how many times that's been used.
Here's one and there's probably more.

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Genuine question - is it possible to opt out? While 400 nice to have for sure, there are other people that definitely need it more than us. Seems odd that it isn’t means tested?
https://twitter.com/MartinSLewis/sta...92659681947649

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- That means a likely increase of nearly 10%
- Same thing for pensions, since he reiterated that the triple lock will apply.

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Old 26-05-2022, 16:32   #708
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Did they specifically call it that? cuz DLA does not exist any more?
DLA up to age 16 until they get the kinks out of PIP and are therefore able to deny more people what they should get.

I fail to qualify for the Welsh Arsembly 500 payment for Carers by ONE MONTH.

I miss out on the Pensioner Winter Fuel Payment (and therefore the Pensioner Cost of Living Payment) by 5 months.


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Old 26-05-2022, 16:58   #709
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DLA up to age 16 until they get the kinks out of PIP and are therefore able to deny more people what they should get.

I fail to qualify for the Welsh Arsembly 500 payment for Carers by ONE MONTH.

I miss out on the Pensioner Winter Fuel Payment (and therefore the Pensioner Cost of Living Payment) by 5 months.

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In reality I should be eligible for PIP but I just can not cope with the stress of the assessment so I do not claim. I am already stressed about my ESA one that I have not even heard about yet but knowing chances are I will need one in the next 2 years causes me anxiety already.

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Old 26-05-2022, 17:19   #710
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Re: The energy crisis

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DLA up to age 16 until they get the kinks out of PIP and are therefore able to deny more people what they should get.

I fail to qualify for the Welsh Arsembly 500 payment for Carers by ONE MONTH.

I miss out on the Pensioner Winter Fuel Payment (and therefore the Pensioner Cost of Living Payment) by 5 months.

Is there no fund you can apply to for special cases, sucks powerfully
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Old 26-05-2022, 18:37   #711
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Is there no fund you can apply to for special cases, sucks powerfully
Yes there is, Hero_yuy linked to it earlier.

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Old 26-05-2022, 18:41   #712
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Re: The energy crisis

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Is there no fund you can apply to for special cases, sucks powerfully
People have been posting about asking for aid from the discretionary funds and being flatly refused.

The payments are means tested already, including any benefits, pensions, state pension, savings, etc.

With these direct payments from Mr Sunak, that may get worse as they could be classed as "income".

The entire "household income" is counted, even that of non-dependants living with you.
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Old 26-05-2022, 18:53   #713
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Re: The energy crisis

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People have been posting about asking for aid from the discretionary funds and being flatly refused.

The payments are means tested already, including any benefits, pensions, state pension, savings, etc.

With these direct payments from Mr Sunak, that may get worse as they could be classed as "income".

The entire "household income" is counted, even that of non-dependants living with you.
Sunak has been clear that the direct payments will not be classed as income.
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Old 26-05-2022, 18:55   #714
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Re: The energy crisis

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DLA up to age 16 until they get the kinks out of PIP and are therefore able to deny more people what they should get.

I fail to qualify for the Welsh Arsembly 500 payment for Carers by ONE MONTH.

I miss out on the Pensioner Winter Fuel Payment (and therefore the Pensioner Cost of Living Payment) by 5 months.

In your profile you say you are 66 so according to THIS you must qualify for winter fuel payments.

The information on the .gov site is for Winter 21-22.
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Old 27-05-2022, 00:00   #715
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It's a shame it took the Sue Gray Report to make the government act on the energy crisis.
Thats only the reason in your special little world.
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Old 27-05-2022, 10:55   #716
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Re: The energy crisis

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Thats only the reason in your special little world.
Well, I must be flattered as that suggests Sunak's recent address is intended for me and me alone!

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Old 27-05-2022, 10:59   #717
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Well, I must be flattered as that suggests Sunak's recent address is intended for me and me alone!


https://news.sky.com/story/politics-...eport-12593360
Tesco sandwich n juice gate wasn't exactly what it was hyped up to be.
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In your profile you say you are 66 so according to THIS you must qualify for winter fuel payments.

The information on the .gov site is for Winter 21-22.
I was given that age uk link by a neighbour who works for for them, and it said "September 1955" when I looked last week!

I've just checked https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payme...l%20Payment%27. and it says just that.

Ah I get it now, they haven't updated the info since the claim date for 21-22 had passed. And it looks like I'll get it automatically with no application required.
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I was given that age uk link by a neighbour who works for for them, and it said "September 1955" when I looked last week!

I've just checked https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payme...l%20Payment%27. and it says just that.

Ah I get it now, they haven't updated the info since the claim date for 21-22 had passed. And it looks like I'll get it automatically with no application required.
Glad you look like you're going to get it as that's the exact amount I was going to ask you to lend me!!
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I was given that age uk link by a neighbour who works for for them, and it said "September 1955" when I looked last week!

I've just checked https://www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payme...l%20Payment%27. and it says just that.

Ah I get it now, they haven't updated the info since the claim date for 21-22 had passed. And it looks like I'll get it automatically with no application required.
I think the 1955 date is based on last Septembers calculations not this coming Sept. it's all a bit foggy.

I officially become a pensioner in june even though i retired in 2017
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