I’s crossed & T’s dotted

17 Sep

The dreaded form was given another read through, I had neglected to make it plain and clear that my physical restrictions were constant and unchanging, no good days or bad days just days. While BFF was here we scanned in my Occupational Therapist report so I had a copy on the computer, printed off the support letter from the MD Care Advisor and another copy of the OT report (even managed to fandangle the two-sided printing!)

We scanned in my completed form, it’s the best way I can keep a copy of exactly what I had written. We made sure I had signed the form, stapled the evidence together and slid it all into the envelope provided, Now even though they provide a freepost address I decided to send it belt and braces. When we went to the Post Office I said I wanted it sent so I could check online to know it’s been delivered, I paid the £7.40 and got the stickers stuck.

Next day I checked the tracker and took a screen grab showing the time, date, address and signature of recipient. Phew, it’s in the building, I have done all I could.

Now I wait ….. wait for the Social Worker report, scan it, print off a copy and send it to them (and hope it finds its way to the rest of my papers) ….. wait for the decision from DWP as to whether there’s a face to face visit or not.


Phase one complete, begin waiting for phase two.


Posted by on September 17, 2019 in Projects


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6 responses to “I’s crossed & T’s dotted

  1. menhir1

    September 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    There is a lot of waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and……..

    Imagine someone without your competence and support network attempting to deal with, and cope with all of that.


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    • AnneMarie

      September 17, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      That’s what worries me about the present day system, how others, even professionals, manage,

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  2. menhir1

    September 17, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Agreed. It all needs specialist professionals, of which, there are very few.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. snowbird

    September 17, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Totally agree with Menhir. I really hope it all goes smoothly, you couldn’t possibly put any more effort

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    • AnneMarie

      September 17, 2019 at 9:14 pm

      Fingers crossed, I hope I don’t become one of ‘those’ cases that end up in the papers, not best placed to deal with any more stress this year.


  4. deacongill

    September 18, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    You’ve been incredibly thorough and I hope that it all gets you where it should. I too join with the others in asking myself how on earth people cope who don’t have your competence. After living in a poor section of Birmingham we saw personally how people who aren’t articulate and don’t know how to access help were trampled, ignored and ruthlessly stripped of their rights.

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