Tuesday, 2 September 2008

I lost....

......my appeal for DLA. No surprises there then. All they seemed to want to know was how far I could walk..not how much pain I was in when walking, or at what pace. In my opinion they had made up their minds before I was even seen. Basically the rules say that if you can walk 50 yards on level ground you don't qualify for DLA. I will be making another claim but this time the CAB advisor will be helping me with the marathon form. It takes approximately 2 hours to fill in one of these forms. It's no wonder that most people don't get an award the first time.....the forms are so daunting.
I still haven't got my reading glasses...I'm a little annoyed with Vision Express. Yes I am naming them. Express service is not what I have received from them. They will be receiving an email registering my complaint.
They say that the lenses needed to make up my prescription are not in stock. There are 3 branches of the company in Sheffield...so why haven't they got them by now...a week later? It's bad enough that you now have to pay a fee of £5 for each pair if you want them within the hour...never used to have to pay that. I think I will be taking my ever so meagre business elsewhere in future.

1 comment:

Liz said...

I am sorry that you didn't get your DLA award. I was lucky enough to have a friend who is disabled that checked out my paperwork before I sent it in. Hopefully CAB will help you with this. A tip - my friend says to tell them how I feel etc on my very worst day and it seems to have worked for me.