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Mobility Cars and scoring more on planning a journey

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partyitachi
partyitachi Community member Posts: 1 Listener
So I'm on higher rate mobility but I scored 8 in planning a journey and 4 in moving around, I want to get a mobility car as it would severely change my life for the better to have more independence and be able to get out more. I would typical be with someone as I don't like going out alone and id also have another driver on the car for when id be unable to drive due to my pain. I don't know if when I have my next review that they would take all my points away for planning a journey if I had a car and being able to go out more. I have fibromyalgia and its just steadily getting worse and my mental health makes it so I'm unable to go on public transport. Does any one have any first hand experience with this or have any advice for what I should do. Obviously Id like to get a car on mobility but don't want it to effect my next claim when I'm reviewed again after the next couple of years.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,158 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can’t see having a car would cause any issues. Being able to go out in your own car is quite different to using public transport. 
    When you do have your review you will just need to make sure you treat it as a new claim by giving as much information as possible.
    You will need to have at least 12 months remaining on your award to order a vehicle. Do be aware though that some dealers have exceptionally longer waiting times for new vehicles. 
    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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