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    Quote Originally Posted by notnamedbill View Post
    Just a note of caution.

    I have a variable condition 20% better times, 60% rough times and 20% very rough times, I made the mistake of telling them this! In my application and f2f and tribunal although I concentrated on the majority of time the 20% better times where taken as the norm. I couldn't get passed this no matter what I tried? After having been awarded std mobility and then stripped of it at tribunal I am now awaiting my second f2f on Thursday but this time I have omitted the better times! The system makes this happen as well as policy but work on the premis that they expect you to exaggerate this is why they extrapolate. Don't blame them in the entirety blame the people who lie!

    Thank you for your advice. Luckily I passed over the "better times" in my PIP application and only mentioned them briefly as to be honest there aren't a lot of them, but thank you for the heads up. I will try and skim over these in the assessment. Good luck for your assessment tomorrow, please let us know how you get on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by axil View Post
    I will definitely write up a thorough report on my condition to take with me to the assessment. I did a short 7 day one with the PIP form but I'll put in a lot more detail.

    The letters just state what my diagnosis is. I have a neurology appointment next week for the first time in a while so I could explain literally every single thing to him/her (new neurologist) and ask them to send me a copy asap and hope it arrives in time for my assessment. It's well documented in my file that no medication has helped.

    I can apply for ESA on the 5th July, but I don't know how I'm going to pay £400 of bills at the end of June! Even then, the ESA wouldn't fully cover my outgoings. I don't qualify for housing benefit, I rent where I live from family so that can't help me unfortunately. I'm not sure what CT is? Is it something to do with kids? I will never be able to have children because of my health condition.

    Thank you for your sympathy. I'm worried that the assessor will be one of those awful people who just think they're headaches. I really hope mine decrease the order I get. For the last few years they have just been getting worse and worse.
    it is still possible to get housing benefit even if you rent from a family member,as long as you have a tenency agreement

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    Quote Originally Posted by deebee View Post
    it is still possible to get housing benefit even if you rent from a family member,as long as you have a tenency agreement
    Would that still be possible if I was paying at below market rent?

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