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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 24th Jun 13, 3:53 PM
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    Knit Witch's NitWit LBM, debt busting with yarn!
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    • 24th Jun 13, 3:53 PM
    Knit Witch's NitWit LBM, debt busting with yarn! 24th Jun 13 at 3:53 PM
    Okay I need to shift £3k of various debts, I need to shift rather a lot of weight and I need a plan! At the moment I have lots of yarn so I am planning on knitting to keep me away from snacking and on-line shopping

    The main thing is I reckon I can clear £200 a month - possibly more so I need to knuckle down and do so! (and not buy any more! )
    OS Weight Loss 3.88/10

    V3ry - £1,119.41 and S1mplyBe - £593.18
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 23rd Sep 17, 6:29 PM
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    Perhaps it's time to involve your MP Xx
    Originally posted by please-let-me-be-lucky
    Going to draft a letter this weekend and if the phone call a) isn't useful or b) doesn't happen () then it will get sent!
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 25th Sep 17, 4:10 PM
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    Had a quick call from the DWP this morning - just to keep me posted (this was the supervisor), he is sending an email to the person that should be dealing with my case and he IS escalating it - they will phone again as soon as they know something. He didn't quite use the term FUBAR but he did say that something had gone wrong in the system.
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 12th Oct 17, 4:32 PM
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    So much for the FUBAR - got the letter today and no change - how the flip they can justify this when I cannot walk 20 m without stopping and if I do it one day that is me burgered for the rest of the flipping week!
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 12th Oct 17, 4:33 PM
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    In other news though - cleared my CC - now just V3ry and S!mplybe to go.
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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 13th Oct 17, 10:13 AM
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    So sorry to hear this, KW did you ever draft that letter to your MP? Maybe now is the time to send it

    Commiserations.
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 13th Oct 17, 11:27 AM
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    So sorry to hear this, KW did you ever draft that letter to your MP? Maybe now is the time to send it

    Commiserations.
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    We did draft the letter - not sure if we should send it or concentrate on the appeal/tribunal first
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    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 15th Oct 17, 12:16 PM
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    Ah! I have exactly *no* experience - but an appeal sounds most logical. I've heard of people getting support from advocates working for the charity that represents their need - because of my former occupation, that was usually MIND - is there anyone like that for you?
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    • Knit Witch
    • By Knit Witch 15th Oct 17, 5:30 PM
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    Ah! I have exactly *no* experience - but an appeal sounds most logical. I've heard of people getting support from advocates working for the charity that represents their need - because of my former occupation, that was usually MIND - is there anyone like that for you?
    Originally posted by Karmacat
    I'm not sure there is Karma - but I am going to phone my Doctor tomorrow and see if he will write a letter (possibly adding in letters etc from specialists!) and my CBT counsellor has offered to write something as well
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