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    Sorry to hear that. If not already sorted,...

    Sorry to hear that. If not already sorted, probably worth calling Mobilityconversions in Salford (not sure if they fitted your hoist?) I’ve always found them a very reliable source of info re what...
  2. Thread: Snow

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    Your new chair??? Looks amazing, and looks like...

    Your new chair??? Looks amazing, and looks like it coped with the Snow?

    I'm very impressed that you got out in those conditions.
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    LT and Beau, advice from you both is appreciated....

    LT and Beau, advice from you both is appreciated. Just checking in here, on my day off work as I had to work on Sunday. I think I'm going to head out now and buy a new coat I've had my eye on (it's...
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    I've just had a rant in the thread about...

    I've just had a rant in the thread about Manchester airport. Based on my experience, it's the worst airport in terms of traveling with a wheelchair, but I might have been unlucky. We all arrange...
  5. I've had dreadful experiences of Manchester...

    I've had dreadful experiences of Manchester Airport. It's not acceptable that someone who is totally independent is left with a non self propel chair and no cushion for a couple of hours. Literally...
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    I had the same problem when I needed a stairlift...

    I had the same problem when I needed a stairlift removing. As Beau says it's worth seeing if you can sell it. I didn't find a buyer for mine but after phoning round several places who advertise that...
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    Experience of claiming ESA or PIP

    Some folk may be interested in this. The Work and Pensions committee are seeking info on people's experiences of claiming PIP or DLA. Consultation closes 10th November.
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    Btw I have a FrontWheel...

    Btw I have a FrontWheel https://www.rgklife.com/wheelchairs/daily-wheelchairs/all-terrain-outdoor-wheelchair-accessory.html for my chair. no idea if it would work with your light drive, but I like it...
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    Hi RD I've met the person you're talking about -...

    Hi RD I've met the person you're talking about - I looked at a Trekinetic a few years ago, and he was the Trekinetic rep then too. I know what you mean, and I can't vouch for his competence, but it's...
  10. Thread: Face To Face

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    As David says, try to think of PIP as applying...

    As David says, try to think of PIP as applying for a new benefit. You are starting from scratch, and the assessor will only know what you send them. Almost everyone has a face to face assessment. Try...
  11. Thread: Problem maybe

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    Ps definitely take the "we have all the info we...

    Ps definitely take the "we have all the info we need" text with a pinch of salt, it's a standard text and it doesn't actually mean much.
  12. Thread: Problem maybe

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    Hi I had PIP application after years and years of...

    Hi I had PIP application after years and years of DLA (and Mobility allowance pre-DLA) very recently. Was actually very straightforward forward, didnt have F2F assessment.

    My reason for posting...
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    Good news indeed. I'm glad the letter didn't get...

    Good news indeed. I'm glad the letter didn't get lost in moving address.

    As you say, you can always notify them of change if things become more difficult in the future.
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    Nukecad - at least were saying the same thing! ...

    Nukecad - at least were saying the same thing!

    Now read whole thread, hadn't noticed it sounds as if Firebird you are submitting a PDF version of PIP2? Please check, as far as I know the info...
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    Now I can no longer use my writing hand so can't...

    Now I can no longer use my writing hand so can't fill out applications - I can type with finger and thumb or dictate so I wonder if you can apply online - does anyone know.[/QUOTE

    As far as I...
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    REALLY good new - well done Beau, after all your...

    REALLY good new - well done Beau, after all your careful preparation for your application, stress interrupting your holiday, etc you can now relax. You have found ways of coping, including your...
  17. Thread: PIP decision

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    Beau, I agree - there's a lot that isn't...

    Beau, I agree - there's a lot that isn't considered.

    Freedom eagle - woman after my own heart!

    Biscuitgazer, I'd forgotten who had sent form the same day. Really hope you hear soon.

    Mzumps,...
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    I use a rooftop box hoist now, but have had a...

    I use a rooftop box hoist now, but have had a couple of boot hoists with scooters. I remember Motability saying that Zafira was the most popular car boot hoist/scooter when I was speaking with them...
  19. Thread: PIP decision

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    Yes I bet you're waiting for the post every day....

    Yes I bet you're waiting for the post every day. I had phone call from assessor 18/5, she said she was writing my report that day. The decision letter arrived today, dated 29/5 (Bank Holiday...
  20. Thread: PIP decision

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    PIP decision

    I'm posting this very much aware of folks (Beau especially) who are still in the middle of their PIP journey, and I'm continuing to keep my fingers crossed that you hear your decision soon and that...
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    Beau I've been thinking about you, hope return...

    Beau I've been thinking about you, hope return journey from hols to plan and assessment went/goes as well as it can.
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    I would strongly recommend checking yourselfthat...

    I would strongly recommend checking yourselfthat any car you are considering will fit your scooter and a hoist in the boot and in my experience the most reliable way to check is by speaking to the...
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    Glad you've slept better. Of course you're...

    Glad you've slept better. Of course you're allowed to be on holiday (anywhere you like) - nothing to do with PIP assessment criteria. You have prepared very well, there is nothing more to be done...
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    Oh Beau, I can't believe their timing. Yes, let...

    Oh Beau, I can't believe their timing. Yes, let them see you in your tired, unreadyness, it won't hurt your cause, although I know it's the opposite of how you'd want to present yourself in any...
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    Some people have reported paper based...

    Some people have reported paper based assessments; if a DM decides there's is enough information/evidence to make a decision then their form isn't sent to ATOS or Capita and the DM will make their...
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