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confused on mobility rates

Hi am I right in thinking that if you get enhanced rate of mobility for moving around ,you are entitled to a mobility car,,,If you get enhanced rate for planning a journey,this means no car but exempt from car tax,,If you get standard mobility you get 50% of car tax..To be honest I haven't got a clue its just  bits I've picked up from different parts of the forums on here, Can any one please enlighten me to the truth,,Many thanks

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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    If you get standard mobility 8 or 10 points for moving around, you get a 50% car tax reduction.  I don't know the discounts for planning a journey points.  You could look on the dvla website,
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    Enhanced is free car tax and might allow you to lease a car. 


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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,184 Disability Gamechanger
    Morning all, yes enhanced mobility is free road tax regardless of engine size, as for leasing a car no mention on my award letter. Maybe you have to take your award letter and certificate to a mobility dealer or call DWP for advice.
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    You need to contact motability.
     https://www.motability.co.uk 
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  • regentregent Member Posts: 29 Connected
    I would strongly suggest that you visit your  local car dealer and enquire about dealer/manufacturers  disabled/ Mobility scheme before you consider the DWP scheme.
    With a Manufactures schemes you can keep the car for longer, and not be dependant on the DWP, take the benefit money and find your own BEST deal....
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    I’m not interested in a car as I’ve stopped driving.
    however my husband drives me everywhere.
    if I get enhanced mobility can we get a reduction on road tax for that?
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,184 Disability Gamechanger
    @lillybelle, yes you will get 50% off road tax for standard mobility and 100% on enhanced mobility make sure you have a blue badge as well.
  • jaycee6jaycee6 Member Posts: 53 Courageous
    There are 2 types of mobility enhanced rates..One for mobility and one for planning a route,From what i can gather on the planning a route one if you live in Scotland or wales and have 8 points or more you automatically get a blue badge,If you live in England forget it seems they give you naff all.So unfair.Also i dont think you can apply for a car on the planning a route enhanced rate, It is all so complicated and there seems to be no proper info on it all,,Maybe there is someone out there who gets the planning a route enhanced rate for their child too and they could enlighten me .
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    This is from the motability site

    If you are awarded the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of PIP, you will continue to be able to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme.

    From gov site

    Vehicle tax exemption

    Eligibility

    You can apply for exemption from paying vehicle tax if you get the:

    The vehicle must be registered in the disabled person’s name or their nominated driver’s name.

    It must only be used for the disabled person’s personal needs. It can’t be used by the nominated driver for their own personal use.


    For a blue badge

    8 points in the moving around catagory is required

    CR
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  • louise91louise91 Member Posts: 37 Connected
    regent said:
    I would strongly suggest that you visit your  local car dealer and enquire about dealer/manufacturers  disabled/ Mobility scheme before you consider the DWP scheme.
    With a Manufactures schemes you can keep the car for longer, and not be dependant on the DWP, take the benefit money and find your own BEST deal....
    I didn't know there was such a thing, how do the manufacturers schemes work? Is the DWP scheme the motability scheme?
  • lillybellelillybelle Member Posts: 458 Pioneering
    I think the manufactures schemes are the Pcp.
    you rent a car for 3-4 yrs then you have options at the end.
    either get finance and pay the balloon payment, or pay the outstanding amount outright. Or hand your keys back and walk away owing nothing or trade it in for another new car.
    they are not adapted and you are responsible for tax, insurance etc 
  • regentregent Member Posts: 29 Connected
    edited March 2018
    One scheme is Motorbility* and the other motability*, Manufacturers scheme and the other is DWP scheme.. .
    Talk to your local dealer first, get the facts,and Then compare..
    PcP is personal contract purchase...mainly for business and Ltd Companies.[ Like Contract Hire with benefits].
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    jaycee6 said:
    There are 2 types of mobility enhanced rates..One for mobility and one for planning a route,From what i can gather on the planning a route one if you live in Scotland or wales and have 8 points or more you automatically get a blue badge,If you live in England forget it seems they give you naff all.So unfair.Also i dont think you can apply for a car on the planning a route enhanced rate, It is all so complicated and there seems to be no proper info on it all,,Maybe there is someone out there who gets the planning a route enhanced rate for their child too and they could enlighten me .
    That's not correct sorry.

    You can have a car if claiming Enhanced mobility in either following and planning a journey and moving around.

    To automatically qualify for a blue badge you need to score at least 8 points in the moving around part of PIP and this includes England.

    For the 50% reduction in road tax you need standard mobility in ANY part. For free road tax you need Enhanced mobility in any part. If you're claiming the road tax then the vehicle MUST only be used for the purpose of the disabled person.

    If you claim Enhanced mobility in any part to have a motability vehicle then you need to visit a car dealers of your choice and take with you your PIP award letter, and driving license. Your mobility payments will then be taken from you to pay for the vehicle.
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