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Can I use my son's savings to buy a new second hand car from his ESA? Or get a motability car?
Hello everyone. I am a parent to a young man who is 20 now and lives in a care home, he receives 100% continuing health care funding therefore still receives all his benefits including ESA and high rate mobility . He lives about 2 hours drive away and I visit him every 2 weeks . I am his appointee. I used to have a mobility car for him but since he moved into the care home i did not qualify for it because I sometimes use the car for work or shopping etc for myself . They advised me to get a car on finance which I did so that I can still visit him and I use the pip money for this . I feel like he needs a car for himself at the hone so that he doesn’t have to go in the minibus as he struggles with this. So can I either use his savings to buy a new second hand car for the home from his Esa ? Or can I get the motability car for the home and use the Esa money towards my car ? Is this possible ? I can’t use public transport to get there without a car . Any advise would be appreciated I’m really stressed out about this and don’t want to get into trouble . Many thanks .