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    Looks like the chickens are, finally, coming home to roost.

    ESA claimants 'failed by DWP over period of years'
    http://www.parliament.uk/business/co...loyment-17-19/

    National Audit Office Investigation into errors in Employment and Support Allowance
    https://www.nao.org.uk/report/invest...ort-allowance/
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    There was something on the Martin Lewis web site about it.It will be interesting to see if anyone on here gets any money refunded.As for us I don't think we will .We always seem to be on the "wrong" benefits.

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    After being on Income Related ESA, I was put on Contribitions Based ESA, during the same claim, and at about the same time as this happened, but this was not a move from Incapacity Benefit to ESA, so looks like no refund for me either. Does make you wonder what other snafoos have been made, all complete accidents of course, having said that if we were to make one, would be nice to say to them; "Look I've made a mistake, really sorry and all. How far did you say it goes back? Oh, really! Well as its only just been decided on, I'll pay back from last week then!", don't think that would wash do you?

    I do appreciate, mistakes do happen, it could have been an oversight, benefit of the doubt and all that. But when a claimant makes a mistake, a non-professional entity lets face it, then mistake or ignorance of the law, is no defence, you pay up. Now, seem to remember a saying it has been a few years, goes something like; 'what's good for one, is good for the other.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmps View Post
    seem to remember a saying it has been a few years, goes something like...
    "Do unto otters as you would have them do unto you"?

    I find it best to leave all aquatic mamals to themselves.

    (Thanks to the late Terry Prattchet for that one).
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    The animal lament.

    A little bird told me:

    Don't expect the leopard to change its spots.
    The DWP are full of weasel words
    They are a nest of vipers, and wolves in sheeps clothing.
    They blunder about like hippos.
    They will make a pigs ear of most things they do.

    They'll badger you to death, sell you a pig in a poke, and hope you will think a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush and that you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

    The politicians and paper tigers will cry crocodile tears.

    The fat cat assessment companies are coining it in.

    Meanwhile we are left flogging a dead horse and feeling like fish out of water, some of us are dropping like flies.

    It's a red rag to a bull, but we can complain till the cows come home, to them it's like being savaged by a dead sheep.

    Hold your horses and stone the crows!
    Some of the press are now letting the cat out of the bag, they can see the elephant in the room.
    Is this the swan song for the DWP?
    Pigs might fly first.

    It's all going to the dogs.
    I'm off to the pub to get ratted.

    (No dedication, that's all my own work).
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    Nukecad, love it. ..........

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    To show how one sided it all is A friend got a letter to attend a job center interview but the date was a bank holiday he still went down but it was shut as to be expected. So he went in the next day and had his money stopped and was told he had to appeal. Even though he had the letter as proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukecad View Post
    A little bird told me:

    Don't expect the leopard to change its spots.
    The DWP are full of weasel words
    They are a nest of vipers, and wolves in sheeps clothing.
    They will make a pigs ear of most things they do.

    They'll badger you to death, sell you a pig in a poke, and hope you will think a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush and that you shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth.

    The politicians and paper tigers will cry crocodile tears.

    Meanwhile we are left flogging a dead horse and feeling like fish out of water, some of us are dropping like flies.

    It's a red rag to a bull, but we can complain till the cows come home, to them it's like being savaged by a dead sheep.

    Hold your horses and stone the crows!
    Some of the press are now letting the cat out of the bag. Is this the swan song for the DWP?
    Pigs might fly first.

    It's all going to the dogs.
    I'm off to the pub to get ratted.

    (No dedication, that's all my own work).
    You never mentioned the elephant in the room

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    Quote Originally Posted by stree View Post
    You never mentioned the elephant in the room
    Cheers, I've editited it to include a couple of pachyderms, and some fat cats.

    Don't want to go too far or it will get unweildy.
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