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Treymon

Prosthetics Person has it in for me!

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I had a real struggle getting my wheelchair ramp installed in my new home when I moved. I asked for a consult to have this done and the prosthetics person said it would take a few months. 

Since I was renting I had to get the old one removed (in a month) and a new one installed in my new residence.  At first she told me that I would have to pay to get that removed my self. So I wrote a letter to my Senator to get the ramp removed.

The prosthetics person wrote back to the Senator saying that the ramp had already been removed when it had not. I was charged $1200 by the land lord.  Before it was put in at the old residence I asked that it would need to be removed when I moved. The inhalers said that all I would have to do was to call them and they would remove it. I asked why they were not removing it and they told me that the prosthetics person told them not too. 

I appears that I have been labeled a complainer now! This same prosthetics person is now refusing my clothing maintenance allowance for 2017. I have turned in the same exact form that I turned in last year and it was approved now it has been not approved.

What should I do? Any Advice? Thanks in Advance. Trey

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