War veterans wrongly charged council tax

Wirral Globe: War veterans wrongly charged council tax War veterans wrongly charged council tax

WAR Disablement pensioners in Wirral may have been wrongly told to pay council tax, despite being classes as exempt by the local authority.

Birkenhead MP Frank Field has raised concerns with Wirral Council and has asked them to investigate the error.

Mr Field told the Globe he was alerted to the matter by a local War Disablement pensioner who was mistakenly charged council tax last year.

He has since become aware of several others being issued with council tax charges, despite being assured that the mistake would not be repeated and all War Disablement pensioners would remain exempt.

Because they are not aware of their exempt status, those receiving such charges are now paying what they are told to.

Mr Field said: “The council rightly exempts war pensioners from paying council tax.

“But an error has clearly occurred somewhere in the system and this needs to be sorted out.

“Any war pensioners who have recently started paying council tax should stop doing so immediately and ask the council to put this right.”

A spokesman for Wirral Council said it was committed to making sure those who are eligible for council tax or housing benefit support get what they are entitled to.

The spokesman added: “Eligibility depends on a wide range of individual circumstances and people who receive a service pension do not automatically qualify for maximum support.

“Additional staff training has taken place on specifics of the newer council tax support scheme to ensure that customers receive the right information.”

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6:17pm Thu 15 May 14

PaulCa says...

Nice, easy bandwagon for FF to clamber aboard. Won't do his image and approval rating any harm either. He can pretend to be fighting for constituents, whilst behind the scenes he's in close cahoots with the council... all Torylite, all as abusive as they ever where and all in it together right down to their fingertips.

What kind of individual selfishly basks in the glow of disabled war veterans for self gain?

Unlike them, he'll never know what it is to almost make the supreme sacrifice.
Nice, easy bandwagon for FF to clamber aboard. Won't do his image and approval rating any harm either. He can pretend to be fighting for constituents, whilst behind the scenes he's in close cahoots with the council... all Torylite, all as abusive as they ever where and all in it together right down to their fingertips. What kind of individual selfishly basks in the glow of disabled war veterans for self gain? Unlike them, he'll never know what it is to almost make the supreme sacrifice. PaulCa
  • Score: 1

7:30pm Thu 15 May 14

piermaster says...

PaulCa wrote:
Nice, easy bandwagon for FF to clamber aboard. Won't do his image and approval rating any harm either. He can pretend to be fighting for constituents, whilst behind the scenes he's in close cahoots with the council... all Torylite, all as abusive as they ever where and all in it together right down to their fingertips.

What kind of individual selfishly basks in the glow of disabled war veterans for self gain?

Unlike them, he'll never know what it is to almost make the supreme sacrifice.
What kind of individual selfishly basks in the story of disabled war veterans to try and score points be they political or to have a snipe at an individual?? Let he who is without sin? Mr PaulCa??
[quote][p][bold]PaulCa[/bold] wrote: Nice, easy bandwagon for FF to clamber aboard. Won't do his image and approval rating any harm either. He can pretend to be fighting for constituents, whilst behind the scenes he's in close cahoots with the council... all Torylite, all as abusive as they ever where and all in it together right down to their fingertips. What kind of individual selfishly basks in the glow of disabled war veterans for self gain? Unlike them, he'll never know what it is to almost make the supreme sacrifice.[/p][/quote]What kind of individual selfishly basks in the story of disabled war veterans to try and score points be they political or to have a snipe at an individual?? Let he who is without sin? Mr PaulCa?? piermaster
  • Score: -2

9:33pm Thu 15 May 14

keen gardener says...

Yet another "possible" negative towards Wirral. Would be interesting to know when Frank Field MP first had concerns over this...last week...this week...!?
Yet another "possible" negative towards Wirral. Would be interesting to know when Frank Field MP first had concerns over this...last week...this week...!? keen gardener
  • Score: 3

9:53pm Thu 15 May 14

PaulCa says...

piermaster wrote:
PaulCa wrote:
Nice, easy bandwagon for FF to clamber aboard. Won't do his image and approval rating any harm either. He can pretend to be fighting for constituents, whilst behind the scenes he's in close cahoots with the council... all Torylite, all as abusive as they ever where and all in it together right down to their fingertips.

What kind of individual selfishly basks in the glow of disabled war veterans for self gain?

Unlike them, he'll never know what it is to almost make the supreme sacrifice.
What kind of individual selfishly basks in the story of disabled war veterans to try and score points be they political or to have a snipe at an individual?? Let he who is without sin? Mr PaulCa??
I CAN do this Piermaster. But I won't explain why. I've got a number of justifications. If you'd bothered to research things before sounding off I doubt you'd have put fingers to keyboard.

Field is unlikely to serve a writ against me because I'd do my utmost to ensure it sounded the death knell on his political career.

And I don't say that lightly.
[quote][p][bold]piermaster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PaulCa[/bold] wrote: Nice, easy bandwagon for FF to clamber aboard. Won't do his image and approval rating any harm either. He can pretend to be fighting for constituents, whilst behind the scenes he's in close cahoots with the council... all Torylite, all as abusive as they ever where and all in it together right down to their fingertips. What kind of individual selfishly basks in the glow of disabled war veterans for self gain? Unlike them, he'll never know what it is to almost make the supreme sacrifice.[/p][/quote]What kind of individual selfishly basks in the story of disabled war veterans to try and score points be they political or to have a snipe at an individual?? Let he who is without sin? Mr PaulCa??[/p][/quote]I CAN do this Piermaster. But I won't explain why. I've got a number of justifications. If you'd bothered to research things before sounding off I doubt you'd have put fingers to keyboard. Field is unlikely to serve a writ against me because I'd do my utmost to ensure it sounded the death knell on his political career. And I don't say that lightly. PaulCa
  • Score: 1

10:31pm Thu 15 May 14

bigfoot says...

So its not just DASS that robs the vulnerable,now our heroes are the targets. If some of the officers and councillors had been in the same situation as these guys they would have soon found a cure for their constipation!
So its not just DASS that robs the vulnerable,now our heroes are the targets. If some of the officers and councillors had been in the same situation as these guys they would have soon found a cure for their constipation! bigfoot
  • Score: 0

7:56am Fri 16 May 14

woodcutter 56 says...

Maybe there will be a piece in the sun as frank field now wtites for them I havent seen much in the globe about that good luck to the war pensiones no doubt it was an oversite and nobody is to blame
Maybe there will be a piece in the sun as frank field now wtites for them I havent seen much in the globe about that good luck to the war pensiones no doubt it was an oversite and nobody is to blame woodcutter 56
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1:18pm Fri 16 May 14

Roadkill says...

Frank Field writes for The Sun? I think that just about says it all about this character.
Frank Field writes for The Sun? I think that just about says it all about this character. Roadkill
  • Score: 2

2:11pm Fri 16 May 14

PaulCa says...

Read a lot more about Frank Field's connections to The Sun here:

http://goo.gl/aET9o8
Read a lot more about Frank Field's connections to The Sun here: http://goo.gl/aET9o8 PaulCa
  • Score: 2

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