OVER 100,000 MOATBILITY VEHICLES TAKEN AWAY
Over 100,000 Motability vehicles have had to be returned as a result of disabled claimants being forced to claim personal independence payment (PIP) instead of disability living allowance (DLA).
The truth came to light after former Tory minister for disabled people Maria Miller claimed that DLA was “never designed for people who were able to walk, it was designed for people who didn’t have the capacity.”
In fact, DLA higher rate mobility could be claimed by, amongst others, people who could not walk more than 50 metres without pain or severe discomfort.
Disability News Service (DNS) contacted Motability, who confirmed that:
“As of 1 November 2019, some 101,000 customers have lost their eligibility to the scheme meaning they would have had to return their vehicle after a DLA-PIP reassessment.”
Yup, to me, this sounds like a version of motobility, But more flexible, and cheaper, it works by taking it off source from paid income, so must have some agreement with inland revenue, yet it remains relatively secret, go figure, an alternative system already is in place.