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Mobility car for elderly on attendance allowance help!

julie1969julie1969 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi everyone. I’m new to the forum! I’m a carer for my elderly mum. My question is that she is on attendance allowance, the lower rate although her condition has worsened and so she is going to apply for the higher rate. Firstly, anyone know how to do this? The reason though for my post is that I take mum to all her appointments at hospital and drs but my car has just packed up! I can’t afford another car and she could do with an adapted car for her wheelchair and easier access. I spoke to mobility this morning and they said attendance allowance isn’t a benefit that allows a mobility car. Mum cannot use a bus! Taxis would be difficult too! Anyone know if I’m missing something here? She’s already had to postpone her 2nd covid vaccine today until I can sort something out.
Thanks in advance for your advice!

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  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 5,989 Disability Gamechanger
    Starting a challenge to AA award levels is simply making a call and requesting a review pack. Number on gov.uk. However, unless night time needs have suddenly been added to day time or vice verse then no change of award is likely. Night time is post bed time after the household has shut down. If she sleeps through then no amount of increased day time care needs will move her from lower to higher rate. 

    Before you make any call you need welfare rights advice.

    As regards the car you’re not missing anything bar door to door transport like Rung And Ride.
  • Sandy_123Sandy_123 Member Posts: 1,134 Pioneering
    Hi @julie1969 welcome to the forum, some good advice above.
    I just wanted to advice on 2nd covid jab, if your mom can't get out to have it, I know district nurses are going to peoples homes to give c19 jabs. It may be worth requesting this.
  • julie1969julie1969 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thankyou for your replies. That’s helped greatly!
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