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Boudicca
Boudicca Member Posts: 2 Listener
Good morning.  Am I doing this right?

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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 5,377

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    Hello @Boudicca

    Welcome to the community, yes you are very much doing it right :) 

    How are you? 
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  • Teddybear12
    Teddybear12 Member Posts: 1,251 Pioneering
    Hi @Boudicca I hope you enjoy being part of the Community. If you have any questions please ask.
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,988 Disability Gamechanger
    Good morning @Boudicca -& welcome to the community from me too. I hope you are keeping well. Please have a look around the community, & join in with the discussions, as well as chat here. :)
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,730 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome to the community from me too 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 6,575

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    A warm welcome to the community from me too @Boudicca :) 

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  • Boudicca
    Boudicca Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I have only recently become disabled, just a few months ago.  I was discharged from social care a couple of weeks ago and am now trying to sort out my life from a wheelchair.   My application for Attendance Allowance went in last week and I don't expect to hear for several weeks.

    My latest task is to find a car.  I was centered on Motability but have just realised that this is mainly for those who cannot afford to buy a car.  I can afford one.  I sold my automatic last December when I realised I was a danger on the roads because of the lack of control I had in my legs so I may have enough put by to purchase a car.  But should I buy or should I lease?  That is the question I am now addressing.

    Any thoughts very welcome.  Thanks in advance.
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,730 Disability Gamechanger
    Motability isn't about if you can afford to buy a car it 7s available if you get the enhanced rate of mobility component of pip 

    Not always the most economic way to get a car but worth considering but if you lose the pip award you lose the car so lots to take into account 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 24,650 Disability Gamechanger
    Boudicca said:
    I have only recently become disabled, just a few months ago.  I was discharged from social care a couple of weeks ago and am now trying to sort out my life from a wheelchair.   My application for Attendance Allowance went in last week and I don't expect to hear for several weeks.

    My latest task is to find a car.  I was centered on Motability but have just realised that this is mainly for those who cannot afford to buy a car.  I can afford one.  I sold my automatic last December when I realised I was a danger on the roads because of the lack of control I had in my legs so I may have enough put by to purchase a car.  But should I buy or should I lease?  That is the question I am now addressing.

    Any thoughts very welcome.  Thanks in advance.

    HI,
    Attendance Allowance is for those over State pension age. If you are under this age then it's PIP you claim. Attendance Allowance doesn't have the mobility part so you won't be able to lease a car through motability because you exchange your PIP Enhanced mobility or DLA high rate mobility award for the vehicle. https://www.motability.co.uk/about/check-your-eligibility/
    Whether you buy a car yourself or have one on lease/PCP  will depend on your financial circumstances. Not everyone is eligiblefor lease/PCP because it means applying for car finance. Details in link. https://www.whatcar.com/car-leasing/leasing-guide/how-does-car-leasing-work/

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