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Motability car rules

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Bestbiscuit
Bestbiscuit Community member Posts: 4 Listener

Hi

I’m new to the forum and am looking for info on Motability car rules.

A work colleague’s son has had mobility cars for the past 20 years. However, he doesn’t drive but gets the car for his dad. His son never goes out or makes use of the car as a passenger, his dad uses it for work, holidays ect. Apparently, Motability told his dad by having the car, he can work and that benefits his son. His son is now 25

Have mobility changed the rules?


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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,950 Disability Gamechanger
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    It’s supposed to be used to benefit the purpose of the disabled person. However motability could well have agreed that it can be used in this way because they will use their own discretion based on individual circumstances. 
    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.
  • Bestbiscuit
    Bestbiscuit Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    It’s supposed to be used to benefit the purpose of the disabled person. However motability could well have agreed that it can be used in this way because they will use their own discretion based on individual circumstances. 

    I believe this was claimed when his son was aged 5-10, so I can see the logic behind it; however, his dad was unemployed for 12 years during that period.

    So, if I wanted to do the same, and give the car to my wife to use as and when she feels like - including work, leisure, regular trips to the EU - without me beside her in the car. Do I speak with Motability first and get some agreement in place before ordering the car?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,950 Disability Gamechanger
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    I can't answer for motability i'm afraid, you will need to contact them to ask. I can't imagine regular trips outside of the UK would be possible without you.
    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.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,950 Disability Gamechanger
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    When you ring to ask the question you need to make sure you ask about your wife using the vehicle for regular trips abroad without you.
    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.
  • Bestbiscuit
    Bestbiscuit Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Yes, I will.  Thank you.
  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,982 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you been able to do this yet @Bestbiscuit. Just wondering how it has gone for you if you have.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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  • Bestbiscuit
    Bestbiscuit Community member Posts: 4 Listener
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    Have you been able to do this yet @Bestbiscuit. Just wondering how it has gone for you if you have.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)

    Not had much success I’m afraid. The first person I spoke with at motability said they categorically would not allow this under any circumstances. The second person commented that whilst work may be considered for the parent of a child claimant (under 16), once that person was of adult age, then no. So I’m non the wiser.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,950 Disability Gamechanger
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    Have you been able to do this yet @Bestbiscuit. Just wondering how it has gone for you if you have.

    Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can do anything to support you. We are all here for you and listening to you  :)

    Not had much success I’m afraid. The first person I spoke with at motability said they categorically would not allow this under any circumstances. The second person commented that whilst work may be considered for the parent of a child claimant (under 16), once that person was of adult age, then no. So I’m non the wiser.



    That does make perfect sense. I've heard of people having motability vehicles because their child claims High rate DLA mobility and they've been allowed to use the cars for work.
    I didn't think for one minute they would have allowed your partner to use the vehicle while they are out of the country without you being with them.
    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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