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Disability Q and A / Re: Gutter crutches- experiences?
« Last post by KizzyKazaer on December 06, 2017, 09:27:30 PM »
All the best with getting used to them, not a crutch expert but they sound good  >thumbsup<
Disability Q and A / Re: Independent Living Items at supermarkets/mail order.
« Last post by AndMac on December 06, 2017, 09:02:46 PM »
Lidl have some healthcare items from this Sunday, including a £30 heated overblanket, these are wonderful, and very moneysaving. Mine from Aldi has lasted four winters. They cost about the same as a lightbulb to run.
Disability Q and A / Re: Gutter crutches- experiences?
« Last post by AndMac on December 06, 2017, 08:55:46 PM »
My gutter crutches arrived today, and although I am a bit nervous with them, supporting my weight is  so much easier than using my sticks.
The end of the stick is narrow enough to fit a tripod ferrule, so I will be doing that. I didnít feel at all confident with standard crutches, and wasnít sure if I could use the gutter version, so I am relieved. They have red grips and ferrules, and feature reflectors on the hand grips.
Welfare Rights / Re: Radiculopathy
« Last post by Monic1511 on December 06, 2017, 08:12:16 PM »
Yes your money for 5th will go through, it's operated by a different section.
I stayed on dla until invited over to pip.  Like AndMac and sunshine I didn't bother rocking the boat.  Over the years I've developed numerous health issues, and my mobility went down the pan.  I've gained on pip, so, I also missed out on being underpaid over the years.  However,  I feel it's come at a price.  I'm having another spinal operation on Friday.  I wish I didn't need to claim anything, and have my Active life back .  I hope you get sorted soon sunny.
I may have got my maths wrong, but I think going from DLA HRC + LRM to PIP SRC has cost me £2600/year.

What's really, really upset me about it, though, is the way they've done it, denying I've got problems I've got.  They'd have done better to try to argue I didn't meet particular thresholds for how often I've got problems or something.  At least that would feel less like they're effectively telling me I'm lying. 
Talk / Re: Hugs needed
« Last post by Norrin Radd on December 06, 2017, 03:11:50 PM »
Fiz  >hugs<
Talk / Re: Not exactly didsability related
« Last post by Norrin Radd on December 06, 2017, 03:10:20 PM »
I know this is what the BBC does, but it still seems rather disrespectful to ignore the other issues. That said, it's not uncommon for them to ignore things like Atos or cuts to public services.
Welfare Rights / Re: Radiculopathy
« Last post by bub1 on December 06, 2017, 01:49:30 PM »
Ok will do.
I have just received my appointment for assessment it is on the 3rd January 2018.
So at least I have a date now. Funny how that falls as my next payment would be due on the 5th if January would this still be paid? Otherwise I will need to rearrange my finances.
I have had my level of current conditions for some two years now, but I only applied for PIP when invited to do so.

 >bighugs< I am currently in a similar position. I will probably get more money when I move over to PIP, but will stay on DLA for now as it is guaranteed.

When it came to our new mortgage one bank considered DLA as income but not PIP. Luckily not all banks live in the dark ages.
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