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Hi, my name is katseyes72! can I still get a mobility car and is it worth trying?

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katseyes72
katseyes72 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
edited March 2023 in Transport and travel
Hello everyone.  I won my PIP tribunal 10/3/23, first applied 03/22,.   Not had the call about bank, hospital etc yet. Was wanting to get a mobility car but by time money is sorted I won't have 12 months left cos is awarded from 03/22 until 03/24.  Was told would hopefully be moved over to ADP before then. So my question is - can I still get a mobility car and is it worth trying?

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unfortunately, you won't be able to place an order for a motability vehicle because as you correctly said, you need to have at least 12 months remaining on your award when you place an order. There's no point trying i'm afraid. https://www.motability.co.uk/how-it-works/

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • katseyes72
    katseyes72 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    That's what I thought.  Thank you. 

  • katseyes72
    katseyes72 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Sorry another question - if I got my own car with my backpay would I still be able to get a blue badge and parking bay outside my house?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    You can apply for a blue badge, you don't need a motability vehicle to be entitled to this. As you live in Scotland this link will help. https://www.mygov.scot/apply-blue-badge/eligibility
    For a parking bay outside your house then you will need to contact your local Authority for this. I know it won't be easy to get this.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • katseyes72
    katseyes72 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Good evening people. Does anyone know about free bus travel cards.  I have been awarded higher PIP mobility.  
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will need to look at the criteria for your Local Authority.  Check here. https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-disabled-bus-pass

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • katseyes72
    katseyes72 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Roughly how long after phone call does it take for the money to go into bank. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    Timescales vary. Once payment is made it takes 3-5 working days. Only PIP can tell you if payment was made and if it has when to expect it in your bank.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,740 Disability Gamechanger
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    Just to say a warm welcome to our online community from me @katseyes72

    I can see Poppy has been super helpful responding to your questions, and I hope the PIP award goes some way to making life that bit easier for you.

    Take care and have a great Sunday afternoon.
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  • katseyes72
    katseyes72 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Just to say that my back payment went into my bank account at same time as my UC payment ....😁   Still waiting for the letter ✉️ with all the details as to date of regular payments.  A weight of my shoulders that the money side is sorted at last - after 54 weeks.   
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    This sounds like a relief for you @katseyes72. Thank you for sharing your update with us, so we can celebrate your update and be aware of this if anyone else is going through anything similar. Hopefully, you will receive the letter soon  :)
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Fantastic news @katseyes72 and after such a long wait too. I hope you can enjoy the weekend, and relax now this is all done and dusted, finally!
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  • anawilliam850
    anawilliam850 Community member Posts: 29 Connected
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    Congratulations on winning your PIP tribunal! The rules and regulations regarding mobility cars and the Motability scheme can vary depending on your location and specific circumstances. However, in general, if you have been awarded the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and have at least 12 months of remaining eligibility, you may be eligible to lease a mobility car through the Motability scheme in the UK.

    If you are concerned that you may not have 12 months of remaining eligibility before your award ends in March 2024, it's best to contact the Motability scheme directly or consult with an advisor who is knowledgeable about the specific rules and regulations in your area. They will be able to provide you with up-to-date and accurate information on your eligibility and the options available to you.

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    If you are concerned that you may not have 12 months of remaining eligibility before your award ends in March 2024, it's best to contact the Motability scheme directly or consult with an advisor who is knowledgeable about the specific rules and regulations in your area. They will be able to provide you with up-to-date and accurate information on your eligibility and the options available to you.

    Up to date and accurate information has already been given. The rules for joining the motability scheme are the same nationally and you must have at least 12 months remaining on a mobility award before you can join the scheme.

    As the OP doesn't have 12 months remaining they will not be able to join the scheme. Full details on the scheme are here. https://www.motability.co.uk/how-it-works/


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • katseyes72
    katseyes72 Community member Posts: 10 Listener
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    Every since my husband and I had Covid back in January we seem to pick up every bug that is going about.  🦠  Coughs, sore throats etc. Always napping 🛌 in the afternoon for a hour or two. Our immune system just doesn't seem to be able to fight 🥊 even the smallest of bugs off.  

    We need help ............
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,115 Disability Gamechanger
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    Every since my husband and I had Covid back in January we seem to pick up every bug that is going about.  🦠  Coughs, sore throats etc. Always napping 🛌 in the afternoon for a hour or two. Our immune system just doesn't seem to be able to fight 🥊 even the smallest of bugs off.  

    We need help ............

    We can't give any medical advice, if you have concerns about your health then i'd advise you to both speak to your GP.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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