This Blog has received a comment from Samuel Miller, which I’d like to add, as follows:
“According to the DWP, Motability have agreed that the majority of people leaving the scheme following PIP reassessment will be eligible for a one-off payment of £2,000, which will help ensure their mobility needs continue to be met.
“That statement is disingenuous because that one-off payment will eventually be depleted.”
The BBC has obtained figures which show that 45% of disability living allowance (DLA) claimants with a Motability car lost it when they were assessed for personal independence payment (PIP).
According to the BBC, 31,200 Motability car users on the higher rate of the mobility component of DLA have been assessed for PIP. Of those, 17,300 people – 55% – have kept their car, but 13,900 – 45% – have had their car taken away because they no longer qualify.
Motability say they provide a support package, including a £2,000 grant to anyone who has their car taken away because of a PIP reassessment.
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