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Disability Benefits Consortium-benefits survey/

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:46 pm
by sunnydisposition
Big Benefits Survey 2017
Introduction

http://surveys.parkinsons.org.uk/s/bigbenefitssurvey/

The Disability Benefits Consortium (DBC) is a national coalition of over 80 different charities and other organisations committed to working towards a fair benefits system for disabled people, people with long-term conditions and their carers.

This survey will ask you about Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) Attendance Allowance (AA) and Universal Credit (UC). However, you will only be asked about the benefits you've applied for.

Your responses will remain anonymous, unless you offer to be contacted further to support our campaigning work. Your anonymous responses will not be shared and will only be used by the Disability Benefits Consortium and its members to campaign for improvements to the benefits system.

We want to find out more about disabled people’s experiences of applying for and getting these benefits. This will help us campaign to make sure the system is fair for disabled people in future.

The survey will take between 10 and 30 minutes to complete. In order for us to understand your experience of the whole process of applying for disability benefits, this survey is best completed once you have gone through your application(s) and know the outcome. However, you are welcome to complete it if you have yet to go through your application process.

Your views are important and will help us, as a group of charities to tell the Government about ongoing problems and issues with the benefits system that need to change.

If you have questions about the survey, please contact DBC Co-Chair Phil Reynolds at preynolds@parkinsons.org.uk.

This survey will run on an ongoing basis throughout 2017

http://surveys.parkinsons.org.uk/s/bigbenefitssurvey/

Re: http://surveys.parkinsons.org.uk/s/bigbenefitssurvey/

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:01 pm
by Colin_1705
Can you please display the survey address as a link please

I tried to click on the title but it didn't work

Re: http://surveys.parkinsons.org.uk/s/bigbenefitssurvey/

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:31 pm
by rosemary
Added in the required link for you

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Re: Disability Benefits Consortium-benefits survey/

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:02 pm
by Colin_1705
Thank you, I have filled it in now, it took a while.

One suggestion I made was that claimants should be permitted to make complaints against a named DWP decision maker. But. DWP civil servants tend not to sign letters these days.

Re: Disability Benefits Consortium-benefits survey/

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:47 pm
by Colin_1705
Let me say what happened to me. I had an appointment Ithaca ATOS Doctor at a medical centre. I arrived, but was turned away because an appropriate doctor was not available.

At the re arranged appointment, I was seen by a very pleasant and nice doctor, who was very
helpful, he told me that it was about a week short of him not needing to see me, as I would be age 65 in just over three months time. So I got my ESA back dated. Good news.

But then they stopped my housing Ben and I had to repay that, but by instalments

My opinion is tha ATOS doctors are much better tan DWP. Civil servants

Re: Disability Benefits Consortium-benefits survey/

Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:01 pm
by sunnydisposition
Colin_1705 wrote:Let me say what happened to me. I had an appointment Ithaca ATOS Doctor at a medical centre. I arrived, but was turned away because an appropriate doctor was not available.

At the re arranged appointment, I was seen by a very pleasant and nice doctor, who was very
helpful, he told me that it was about a week short of him not needing to see me, as I would be age 65 in just over three months time. So I got my ESA back dated. Good news.

But then they stopped my housing Ben and I had to repay that, but by instalments

My opinion is tha ATOS doctors are much better tan DWP. Civil servants
Why did your housing benefit stop?

Re: Disability Benefits Consortium-benefits survey/

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:25 am
by Colin_1705
Because my combined income with ESA was above the qualifying amount