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dreaded brown envelope on the mat
took me a while to open it

it said there has been a change to PIP law
and I'm not affected

I have not heard of a change to PIP law yet again
they only just created it !

at the same time earlier today
I realised why I'm so poor at the moment
its because of Brexit !
all the millions going into working that out

has meant a freeze on benefits
 
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dreaded brown envelope on the mat
took me a while to open it

it said there has been a change to PIP law
and I'm not affected

I have not heard of a change to PIP law yet again
they only just created it !

at the same time earlier today
I realised why I'm so poor at the moment
its because of Brexit !
all the millions going into working that out

has meant a freeze on benefits
I’m waiting for that brown envelope too. It’s a tough ole time for the UK but even tougher on some who claim for genuine purposes. My brother is on this benefit, the changes he was told about are that some claims are looked at yearly now instead of every 3 years.
 
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I got this one a few weeks ago. Same as you I panicked, but thankfully mine said the same as yours. No changes to my claim, which was a huge relief.

I hate brown envelopes. I wish theyd change it to white every now and then so I dont feel that impending doom when I see one lol
 
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I was told the earliest they would look at it
would be November this year
they seem to do something every 2 years

not sure about the brown envelopes !
if they were all white
I would be scared of all the white ones !

:grouphug:
 
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I wouldn't want them to change the color neither as I too would be scared to open any of my mail. Its been three years since my last ESA assessment and I'm dreading the brown envelope. They like to send them out nearer to Christmas time.

I'm not on PIP yet I'm still on DLA.
 
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Currently waiting for decision on my recent ESA assessment (last month), cant say im expecting good news, despite qualifying for support group in past, didnt have anyone with me for support so...

Will just have to see really
 
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I had my esa assessment last month they did mine by paperwork and placed me in the support group so you don't necessarily need to have anyone with you
 
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n yeah best to take someone with you if you can
and get a benefits adviser to fill out the forms
a process which can take up to 4 hours !

if you've been in the support group
I would think they would need to give a reason
why they took you out of the support group
 
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there was a change in the law, they lost a case about mobility and mentallly ill people, they've been required to look at cases again, i got a letter they've given me 4 points for mobility seeing you neeed 8 for the lowest rate it makes no difference

i haven't heard they're looking at pip yearly hope not, last i heard they're taking a soft approach with those approaching retirement, that means me
 
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k great I'm glad you guys have not lost out
although we all lost out in a sense
that it doesnt go up as much as it used to
compared to the cost of living
but I wont be appealing that

I thought they were looking at PIP every 2 years
 
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i hope i don't get a letter i've got no one to defuse it my ex lost her pip she turned up as her cpn was off sick, by herself, she lost esa as well as a result it took 9 months before appeal

you know how these forms say for manager and the box for a signiture is empty but the managers name is given she told me she's been writing to the manager
 
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I dont think she should be writing to the manager

she should be getting herself a trained benefits adviser
through the Citizens Advice Bureau
 
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ramboghettouk

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I dont think she should be writing to the manager

she should be getting herself a trained benefits adviser
through the Citizens Advice Bureau
i don't think thats possible considering the cab here last time i phoned i got a recorded message all our operators are busy then the phone went dead, i've heard you can turn up ay the civic centre and queue to be given a future appt, with the cab, the journey to the civic centre, i'm not sure where it is after all this reorganisation then queuing with social anxiety
 
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wow yes you are probably right
our CAB was moved to somewhere like that
I dont know what its like where you are
maybe she can email the CAB ?
 
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she among other things has learning difficulties she can't use computers, though it may be an idea for me, the cab hasn't moved to the civic centre you have to queue at the civic centre for an appt with the cab

just thought if i e mail them then say i'm mentally ill as reason to be prioritised catch 22
 
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