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which one? 3 months 4 weeks ago #259720

You are right phrank, although it also applies that if the review results in an increased award you get it sooner.

Catherine
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which one? 3 months 4 weeks ago #259729

Hi Catherine,

Yes I thought so. I suppose it all balances up in the end.

Regards,

Phrank.

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which one? 3 months 3 weeks ago #259795

So the next question is should i admit that i have a dog? I know this sounds odd but i have n't told them i have one because of them asking about my mobility let me explain, I take her out early morning [to avoid other people] and when I return the pain in my knee is horrendous then because of this and my depression i don't go out again .I am scared that they will say it proves that i am capable so don't need any help etc. have adaptions in my home provided by the OP Wet room and different appliances around the home. I don't want to lie but i am scared of the consequences of telling the truth.

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which one? 3 months 3 weeks ago #259796

Hello sixty six,

I can absolutely see where you are coming from on this one. However assessors nearly always ask if you have any pets, so it is likely to come out anyway.

If I was in your position I would disclose it in the form together with an explanation of how whilst you have the issues you do have you are also able to keep a pet. That way you know that the full picture is recorded in the file.

Hope this helps,
Catherine
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which one? 3 months 3 weeks ago #259819

Thanks Catherine

She [Tilly] is practically a assistant dog in all but name she helps me with the laundry and if it was not for her i would spend all day in bed maybe i should put that in the diary i plan to send them? The diary seems easier than explaining in letters. I never known what to put into the letters.

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which one? 3 months 3 weeks ago #259821

Absolutely sixtysix. Put in all the help either you need or receive, whether the help is given by human or canine friend. So include the fact that you need assistance with the laundry and with encouragement to get up in the morning. I think I would also put something like 'her personality makes her a natural assistance dog'.

Although you say that you find the diary easier, you do write very clear posts here, so don't underestimate your abilities. I see that you won your last PIP award at MR so you know the drill! If you still have that submission you might wish to make sure that everything which was in it is in your current submission (if it still applies).

I wish you success in preparing your submission, and a tasty bone for Tilly ;) She clearly deserves it.
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