Which Benefits are we entitled to?

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    Brydo
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    WMC highlighted that in Scotland we carers get additional monies from the Scottish Government. As i read it, it dawned on me that there could be benefits out there that we don`t claim.

    Without giving any personnel details, which benefits are available for the disabled and those with low income?

    Any info would be appreciated.

    WMC if this should be on the “off Topic” section feel free to move it.

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    DougieB
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    Do you have a link to claim the free AA card?

    Dougie, Sorry for the delay in replying, I don’t venture in here that often. To get the complimentary ‘AA Disabled Drivers Assistance Card’ just ring Veterans UK on 0800 1914 218 and ask for one. They will do a couple of security checks and check that you receive WPMS. A few days later, the card (redacted copy below) should drop through your letterbox in a brown envelope: Veterans Complimentary Disabled Drivers Assistance Card Dave

    I applied for this but just received a letter from Veterans UK telling me that as I have a Motability agreement in place, I’m not entitled to it as breakdown assistance is included. 🙁

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    BigDave
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    Do you have a link to claim the free AA card?

    Dougie, Sorry for the delay in replying, I don’t venture in here that often. To get the complimentary ‘AA Disabled Drivers Assistance Card’ just ring Veterans UK on 0800 1914 218 and ask for one. They will do a couple of security checks and check that you receive WPMS. A few days later, the card (redacted copy below) should drop through your letterbox in a brown envelope: Veterans Complimentary Disabled Drivers Assistance Card Dave

    I applied for this but just received a letter from Veterans UK telling me that as I have a Motability agreement in place, I’m not entitled to it as breakdown assistance is included. ?

    Hi Dougie,

    That is a fairly recent policy change then, as I have had constant Motability agreements over many years and only earlier this year applied for and received the complimentary AA card.

    I am not sure why the policy has changed, as it doesn’t cost Veterans UK anything (other than postage) to send out the card and it costs the very same postage to write and tell you that you cannot have one!

    The AA (and formerly the RAC when they offered a similar membership) used to just send a batch lot of cards to Veterans UK (or SPVA as was) for them to send out to WPMS recipients who asked for one (noting that these cards were never openly advertised).

    Unless the AA have imposed the restriction for some obscure reason, but as they are signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant, I can hardly see that happening – they like good PR hence signing the Covenant.

    I will try to follow it up at the Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee meeting I am attending next month and see what Veterans UK’s rationale on the policy change is.

    Dave.

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    DougieB
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    Unless the AA have imposed the restriction for some obscure reason, but as they are signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant, I can hardly see that happening – they like good PR hence signing the Covenant. I will try to follow it up at the Veterans Advisory & Pensions Committee meeting I am attending next month and see what Veterans UK’s rationale on the policy change is. Dave.

    Thanks. I look forward to finding out that’s happened.

     

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    Winston

    Got the colour of envelope we all dread in my mail box today! You know that lovely brown colour with the Belfast address on the back

    as soon as you see it the anxiety and dread just rises and rises

    anyways, I opened it and it was just to inform me of the new ESA rates from 1st April onwards

    phew… 🤣

    I’m guessing I’m not the only person on the forum to receive one of these letters!

    So if you do , then fingers crossed it’s the type of one I got 🤞🏻

    happy Friday folks 🙌🏻

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    ChrisK
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    Hi Winston

    Yes I get the odd brown one (I mean in the letterbox not my pants 😁 ), more so coming upto April and the new tax year but whenever I see one of these envelopes sticking out the letterbox makes my heart skip a beat even though I’ve been given the 10 years PIP allowance with over 8 years before renewal to go.

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    Winston

    Hi Chris,

    yeah I’m in the same boat as you, but it doesn’t stop those horrible thoughts and feelings when you see one does it lol

    thankfully today it wasn’t bad news , Infact a few extra quid per month for the next year oh yeah and our £10 crimbo bonus lol

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    Winston
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    Does any of the Scottish members on here receive SDS , Self Directed Support?

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