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TOPIC: Thank you! This site is a lifeline!

Thank you! This site is a lifeline! 2 years 8 months ago #122364

I hope this helps other users... I've never posted, I've just read. After 18 months.... I finally won my DLA claim for HRM, and LRC at appeal after previously being turned down. I also lost the mandatory reconsideration. I had no idea why, as some days I can't walk. I could have applied for it 2 years previous after a car accident but I put it off and applied for it when it got too bad and after spending 13.5 weeks bed-ridden it wasn't much fun being turned down and I was in utter despair. I met the description of qualifying so why did they turn me down? Fair enough I could walk 26 yards on better days but no more than that and I couldn't do it safely or repeatedly. This is where B&W came in... I found your site while confined to bed, feeling utterly miserable and having bad thoughts but from that day I never looked back. Thank you so much for the work you do. You have no idea how much you help people if we don't let you know. I was at my wits end and you were like Angels that lifted a weight off my shoulders. It turns out it was due to my poor form filling. Although I said I couldn't walk, I was expecting them to be mind readers. You really must read the guidelines on this site; I knew instantly where I'd gone wrong. They're not mind readers, they don't have common sense, we're just numbers on forms - tell them what happens when you can't walk and why it prevents you from walking. In plain English, and to the point. Good Luck all with your claims, and use this site it truly is a life saver! Thank you B&W for giving me my life back.
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Thank you! This site is a lifeline! 2 years 7 months ago #122375

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Congratulations on your award and thank you for your comments about B&W.

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Thank you! This site is a lifeline! 2 years 7 months ago #122386

"They're not mind readers, they don't have common sense". Too true! It is tempting to think that anyone would understand that one can't do A or B because of X and Z but we must explain everything in detail, dotting the i's and crossing the t's if we want DWP/ATOS to understand the impact of our limitations.
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