Aug 8, 2019
A lady was recently refused to have her ESA payments renewed as she failed to attend her assessment, which she was unable to do as suicidal tendencies rendered her unable to leave her home. The knock on of this is that her ESA stopping has informed housing benefit who have stopped her rent payments. Our agents are appealing this decision, requesting a speedy result, as well as supporting her in applying for Personal Independence Payments. They are also currently trying to get her housing benefit payments reinstated. In the meantime she is without money for food, so we agreed to send her £50.
Feb 27, 2017
We were contacted urgently about a man from Poland who has terminal cancer. He has been living and working in the UK for the past 15 years, however because he left the UK between 2006 and 2008 and returned to Poland to care for his dying mother, he is now being refused the opportunity to claim Employment Support Allowance. His rent is in arrears, but our agent is dealing with the landlord over that, who is cooperating fully, so it is hopeful that he won't be evicted. He has no remaining family in Poland and wants to live out the rest of his days here in the UK. We agreed to send across £150 as he has no food, gas or electricity. Our agent is now able to converse with the DWP directly about his case so is hopeful the decision to refuse him can be overturned.