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My getting a UC50 form; UPDATE.

MariaRMariaR Member Posts: 23 Listener
Hello, Poppy, Harp86, Chloe and Adrian, I hope I've remembered everyone.
I thought I'd lost my 24 points Tribunal letter. I found it! 
I've managed to download a pic of it.
Now, what's the best thing for me to do;
Wait for a new UC50 form and do it all again?
Or, do as Harp86 suggested; go in my UC account and  message my case worker and ask for a MPG1 summat? 
Or, should I do both?
I'm nervous, now, of getting it wrong. 
Thank you all for your help. I truly was at the end of my tether and becoming  very stressed. You've all helped me enormously.

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  • MariaRMariaR Member Posts: 23 Listener
    yes, it looks alright. I think. oh phew! I need a glass of vino!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    You still need to do what you were advised to do in your other thread by Hart because they owe you backdated money.

    As previously advised, you could still be sent a UC50 form and if you are sent one then you will need to fill it in and return it. The 24 months recommendation by the Tribunal, is just a guide.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • MariaRMariaR Member Posts: 23 Listener
    ah. ok, Poppy. I'll do that. I was on the phone earlier to someone from the complaints dept. and HE phoned my case manage, Joanna, and she said she's sending one out today! So, I may get two! It's like waiting for a bus; 2/3 come at once. Well, as soon as I get it I'll fill it in and THIS TIME I'll make it better than the first one. Thank you, Poppy for all your wonderful advice and your patience too.
  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    Please do challenge the fact they’ve not honoured your support group status as you should be owed a fair amount of backdated money!! 
    This should be seen as a re-assessment, NOT a new assessment!! 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,941 Scope community team
    Good morning @MariaR. Thank you for updating us with this, it would certainly seem that you should already be in the support group equivalent on Universal Credit and that this should be a reassessment not a new application. Let us know how you get on when you query this. :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope

    If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.
  • MariaRMariaR Member Posts: 23 Listener
    I will, Adrian. Though, I've been told that my 24 points letter isn't worth the paper it's written on. I'm still puzzled as to why I've had to wait this long for a UC50 form.  Well, haven't got it yet. If it's not in the post by tomorrow then I must phone Joanna, my case worker, AGAIN!  It's not a done deal yet! .......... wish it was.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    The advice you've been given is incorrect! Your ESA support group award should be transferred to your UC claim.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    They’re wrong @MariaR, you were awarded at tribunal which means the decision stands until you’re found fit for work, and if you’ve not been assessed since you can’t have been found fit so it should be under universal credit too. They don’t always know what they’re talking about!!
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    With UC they mostly don't know what they are talking about lol.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    I hate to say it but it’s scary how poorly trained and inaccurate they are at times. Some of the advice they give is shocking!! I recently helped a lady get nearly £15k from them as they’d been massively underpaying her for over a year. I’d really recommend anyone on universal credit gets their award breakdown checked (outside of the Jc!) as they make so many errors. 
    Sadly all the news stories about everyone getting little money on universal credit makes people just assume it’s correct. 😔
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Wow that's insane! The training they had was very little, so i heard but that's not really any excuse. Some of the stories i hear of really are shocking.

    Well done for helping that person receive the money they are entitled to!

    I must admit, it took me a while to understand UC but i'm getting there finally. Your knowledge on UC is pretty amazing BTW, thanks for your help, appreciate it!
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Hart86Hart86 Member Posts: 394 Pioneering
    UC is a lot simpler than tax credits and fairer than housing benefit and can be very beneficial to some people. I actually quite like it (I know, I know!!), but once the problems are ironed out (like training, SDP, and childcare), it has the potential to be a much better system. 
    They definitely need to fix the disability premiums though and look at the middle rate DLA child premium as families are losing a shocking amount because of that. 

    I’m sure I’ll be very unpopular saying that though!! 😂
    It isn’t working at the moment but certainly has potential 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    I agree with you there but i'm sure alot would disagree.

    Some people are actually better off on UC too. What a lot of people don't realise is that UC is paid monthly, so when working out what benefits a person used to receive, it seems like they are worse off. Not the case for everyone though, if the payments are worked out correctly.


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 851 Pioneering
    Bear in mind folks UC might be working for some people?

    But If this plank Boris and IDS gets in then I'm sure it will be a re-run of devastation with IDS linked with Boris and what IDS has already inflicted on the poor and disabled over the last 10 years. Vile excuse of a man is IDS I can see more torture on the way. 

    God help us we need to get this F......ing Tory government out for Christ sake.
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election video for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


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