Writing to the council does not always elicit a response.
I will do that,( re-checking date of pension commencement date, it is actually 34 years since the pension was granted.) Pension rules have changed significantly since then.
The problem is they do not appear to want/be capable of giving me an answer despite telephone to their advised contacts or e-mail.
They have not explained if they are using the notional income rules or any rule at all. This silence on their part simply means they are then faced with the Government Ombudsman and others to obtain a response. This wastes considerable time and money,for something that could be established by contacting the decision maker within the council,who obviously knows why the council can do this.
I am sure you are correct but as quoted by a local solicitor in the past when dealing with the council. "It is no good me writing to the council on this matter as they will simply ignore me". For a medical assessment the local GP said "The council do not listen to me"
As I said do not use Lincolnshire county council, unless you are employed to act on someones behalf. So if the professionals are ignored what chance do I have?
Thank you again for your time