hazelwood1 wrote: »
Please can you advise me. I understood that SMI reduction was based on the person effected by this which allowed for a reduction. A letter from my council says that a reduction is awared on the basis tha the property is only occupied by ywo adults one who has SMI.
The electoral records show that at one duaghter was on the electoral roll, she is now in her own home My other duaghter is now on the roll but is at uni.
I have read around this area but cant see that it says no more than two adults. I understood that reduction was based on SMI not how many people who lived in the same place?Please can you advise me?
Glynis_W wrote: »
the information is good but there are still questions if anyone can help please.
Has anyone actually been able to prove they were in receipt of the benefits without having correspondence from DWP and JobCentre.
My husband was receive Invalidity and Disability Living allowance from 2001 following a severe stroke. DWP have archived his DLA information and Invalidity did the same and have not got back to me despite 2 requests.
I have the information on his PIP and for when he switched to ESA, also managed to find a DLA letter that takes us back to 2007, but nothing for Invalidity. I never in a million years thought I needed to keep everything for 18 years.
Should Bank statements be sufficient to prove he was in receipt? I have them!
Also is there a 6 year limit or not? I have heard some people say their council is limiting rebate to just 6 years. Nice if they had made us all aware of this, or the social workers had at any time in the last 18 years! Thanks for your help
Glynis_W wrote: »
I received £8200 odd from Wirral Borough Council on behalf of my husband
Doctor said 15 years for the SMI part on his document
Incapacity benefit confirmed date of initial receipt as June 2001, switching to ESA and ongoing
DLA letter I have only goes back to 2007 - and they have deleted everything in archive so they are looking to see what they can do to prove his benefits went back to 2001
Council only went back to 2007?
Does the Incapacity letter not count as qualifying?
daviddee wrote: »
Just wondering if I can get some advice. I’ve had a refund for SMI, but the council are using the six year limit and refusing to backdate to 1995 when the SMI became applicable.
Can you give me some advice on how I go about appealing this and what I can write back to them refuting this point?
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