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I've got my car on Motability - what would happen if my PIP claim was turned down regarding my car?

diamondsmilesdiamondsmiles Member Posts: 1 Listener
edited August 2017 in PIP, DLA and AA
I,ve been on DLA for around 20 years due to various disabilities and awarded lower rate for care and higher rate for mobility for life. I,ve now got to change and apply for PIP. Since originally making the claim for DLA I,ve now got more illnesses to cope with. I,ve got my car on the Motability scheme. Can anyone please tell me what would happen if my PIP claim was turned down regarding my car. It,s really worrying me if I loose my car, it would make me housebound. Thank you for reading this.


  • Liam_AlumniLiam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,113 Pioneering
    Hi @diamondsmiles,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    I've moved your post into our Ask a Benefits Advisor category, where @BenefitsTrainingCo will be able to advise.

    I hope this helps. If you have any other questions, please do get in touch!
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    The simple answer is that if you lose your high rate mobility you will no longer qualify for a motability car.

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger

    I think there's some kind of grant toward buying a car.  A benefits advisor will know. 
  • BenefitsTrainingCoBenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,692 Pioneering
    Hi diamondsmiles,

    There is a £2,000 payment that you will receive if you lose your higher rate mobility and no longer qualify for the motability scheme. Hope the decision is good for you though!


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  • Lorraine42Lorraine42 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Depends how long you've had your car..I received £250. as I only joined motability in 2014 
  • dptclarkedptclarke Member Posts: 1 Listener
    if you have been on dla like you mentionedfor more than 3 years and you loose your high rate mobility component then you loose your car, and the motability scheme will give you £2,000, my partner is on support ESA and he lost his high rate mobility which has resulted in him being housebound as hes not able to walk any distance as always in pain.....
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    There is always the appeal process.  I went from higher rate mobility DLA to standard rate mobility PIP.  Fortunately my car was my own not Motability's.  A Tribunal awarded me enhanced mobility PIP.
  • emer73emer73 Member Posts: 1 Listener
    I am new but I lost my car last year after being on DLA for over ten year and on high for both. I got 1,000. I have more health problems and use a wheelchair more but only get basic for both. I am still going through tribunal more than a year on. I have been told by a welfare lawyer I am unlikely to get decision changed but may need to get a new pack and start afresh. Losing the car and insurance, breakdown has almost destroyed my life as I cannot use public transport and 1,00 does not buy much, The car we bought does not meet my needs and when mot due in November probably be without
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger

    Scope, CAB and Disability Rights websites all have guides to PIP appeals.  There is also the Disability Rights benefits handbook with a good guide to appeals.  You have to buy this but there are discounts and it is worth the money.  Available from DR website.

    On the face of it, it sounds to me like you merit enhanced both.Why does lawyer think decision won't be changed?

    Remember, PIP is not about your diagnoses but about what you can and can't do.  Have a look about how you fit the descriptors.


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