Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


Under guidance from the Electoral Commission and Charity Commission, it's important that Scope remains politically neutral during General Elections.

While we understand that this period will see many passionate discussions and do not want to discourage open discussion, we cannot allow discussions which are purely intended to influence voting.

As ever, please make sure that your comments remain respectful of other people's opinions and keep to our online community house rules.
If we become concerned about you or anyone else while using one of our services, we will act in line with our safeguarding policy and procedures. This may involve sharing this information with relevant authorities to ensure we comply with our policies and legal obligations.

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CATHYB
CATHYB Community member Posts: 6 Listener
HELLO, I WONDER IF ANYONE CAN ADVISE ME PLEASE.[SORRY FOR CAPS]. I AM 76, LIVE ALONE IN SCOTLAND, ,HAVE FULL CARE COMPONENT OF DLA.  I PREVIOUSLY HAD HAD FULL ALLOWANCE MOBILITY. WITHOUT ANY EXPLANATION, IT WAS STOPPED. I HAD MOVED TO SPAIN WHEN THIS HAPPENED, AND NOW I AM BACK IN SCOTLAND. THE ONLY WAY I CAN LEAVE THE HOUSE IS WITH MY PRIVATELY PURCHASED MOBILITY SCOOTER, OR BY TAXI. CAN ANYONE ADVISE WHY THIS HAPPENED, OR IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO, PLEASE.

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,135 Disability Gamechanger
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    When living in certain countries such as Spain the care part of DLA continues but the mobility part stops. See link.

    If you’re eligible then you may be able to claim:

    • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for adults care component
    • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) daily living part
    • Attendance Allowance or Carer’s Allowance

    You cannot claim DLA for adults mobility component and PIP mobility component abroad.

    How long were you living there for and how long have you been back in Scotland?



    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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