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TOPIC: WFIs interviews while appealing?

Re:WFIs interviews while appealing? 8 years 2 weeks ago #66750

  • bro58
Fedup wrote:

It took a while but I have found the full document;

www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/ib-reassessment-information-pack.pdf


hope this is of help.


Yes rachel,

There it is again, the penultimate Q & A, on page 20 of the document.

Is this a hatrick? :laugh:

I will wait and see what the general consensus is.

cheers

bro58

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Re:WFIs interviews while appealing? 8 years 2 weeks ago #66752

Thanks Rachel (I thought you were going to bed), it looks like we got DWP documents coming out of our ears at the moment.

Just wait until Universal Credit is out; the benefit to end all benefits. :laugh:

I'll be honest and say that I don't know how much legal weight these documents have but it does strike me that it is DWP policy that appellants are not required to attend WFIs. We've seen posts on Rightsnet some time ago saying that it varies from one department to another and many members have been told that they are not required to attend WFIs whilst appealing.

Perhaps the best person to enlighten us is anybody who is appealing an ESA decision but has still been asked to attend a WFI?

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Re:WFIs interviews while appealing? 8 years 2 weeks ago #66767

  • RachelPotter

If, as a result of reassessment, claimants previously in receipt of a benefit that was exempt from tax become entitled to contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance, they may now be liable to pay income tax.


Considering that Con ESA is supposed to be for 1 year and that people who are being transfered from IB to ESA at their same rate of benefit, I find this statement rather disturbing!

Has anyone lost any tax credits?

Best wishes,
Rachel

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Re:WFIs interviews while appealing? 8 years 2 weeks ago #66804

  • Gordon
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Fedup wrote:

Considering that Con ESA is supposed to be for 1 year and that people who are being transfered from IB to ESA at their same rate of benefit, I find this statement rather disturbing!

Has anyone lost any tax credits?

Best wishes,
Rachel

At the risk of starting another storm of questions :)

Some peoples IB payments are tax exempt, this aspect of their claim will not be carried over to ESA, which has no tax exempt categories.

So to clarify, ESA(CB) is liable to tax, whereas ESA(IR) is not. Personal circumstances may mean that no tax is actually paid.

Gordon

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Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems

Re:WFIs interviews while appealing? 8 years 2 weeks ago #66805

  • RachelPotter
:) Sorry Gordon, wasn't trying to stir up a storm!

I do worry about the 'small print', as the government doesn't seem to make everything so cut and dried in the publications that us mere mortals tend to read.

Best wishes,
Rachel

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Re:WFIs interviews while appealing? 8 years 2 weeks ago #66819

  • originaldave
Gordon wrote:

Fedup wrote:

Considering that Con ESA is supposed to be for 1 year and that people who are being transfered from IB to ESA at their same rate of benefit, I find this statement rather disturbing!

Has anyone lost any tax credits?

Best wishes,
Rachel

At the risk of starting another storm of questions :)

Some peoples IB payments are tax exempt, this aspect of their claim will not be carried over to ESA, which has no tax exempt categories.

So to clarify, ESA(CB) is liable to tax, whereas ESA(IR) is not. Personal circumstances may mean that no tax is actually paid.

Gordon


Do both types of ESA gets peoples stamp paid towards OAP ?

The Germans have a word for this type of change to benefits "verschlimmbessern" :silly:

Its not rude

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