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Motobility Scheme 3 years 2 months ago #336117

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Have also asked this in another section but thought it may get more response here.
Regarding the Motobility Scheme, if you receive the Higher rate of Motobility Component as well as Disability Living Payment/Allowance when you put in for a Motobility vehicle do they just use the Higher rate of Motobility Component to pay for the vehicle and then allow you to keep your Disability Living Payment/Allowance ?
I know there is a Motobility web site however i cannot find the answer to the above.
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Motobility Scheme 3 years 2 months ago #336118

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The mobility part of the DLA is used to pay for the vehicle and you get the Care component so in essence £200 is paid for the car and you get £200.  We had a motability car but as we had numerosu problems with it, we handed it back and bought a second hand 15 year old vehicle.
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Motobility Scheme 3 years 2 months ago #336119

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Thanks for the reply, so is the Motobility scheme not worth having as opposed to buying your own vehicle and retaining the 200 pounds(Sorry dont have a british pound keypad on this aussie computer)
What is the degree of disability required in order to obtain the Higher Component and is it a simple process to obtain for example are you required to have a medical, see a dept doctor or similar etc.
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Motobility Scheme 3 years 2 months ago #336120

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Hi Tony
The amount of allowance granted depends on the degree of disability and this is decided after the recipient has undergone a quasi medical assessment. At the moment there is a huge crackdown here in the UK to cut down on the number of people adjudged to be falsely claiming Disability Living Allowance when in fact they are fit for work so the degree of disability to receive the highest component from the British tax payer has to be severe.
In order to claim DLA a form has to be completed before the assessment takes place and a decision is given.
There is more information on disability allowances  Here
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Motobility Scheme 3 years 2 months ago #336121

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Thanks Parksy for that information and the link, much appreciated.
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Motobility Scheme 3 years 2 months ago #336122


You get the lower rate paid to you and the higher rate paid to motability. If there is anything at all wrong with the car it goes back to the dealer, all covered by manufacturers warranty. As the car comes to you with vehicle excise license,insurance, servicing etc all paid for, I think it is a financial no brainer, all you have to pay for is the fuel. Towbars can be fitted, and caravans/trailers can be towed ,as long as your driving license allows it, all you have to do is tell the Insurance company. Should be no extra charge.Obviously with choosing a tow car you will usually have to make an advance payment as they are large cars/large engines, but once accuired it is as above, you only put in the fuel. If towbar not required there are a myriad of cars with nil advance payment, and several that don't use all the higher rate, so you are paid the difference. See www.motability.co.uk or ring the phone no on website.

Cheers Oldievanner Kia Sedona SE Pulling Fleetwood Heritage 640CB
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Motobility Scheme 3 years 2 months ago #336123

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We have been thinking of buying our car next because my car is 17 months old and has not had a service yet and it not done 12.500 miles  not been well this year first with a stroke in March and then a another stay in Hospital for tests and other things i love fishing even for a few hours a week and my husband only has motobility on the car because i look after his other needs but i work full time as well.
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oldievanner wrote:
You get the lower rate paid to you and the higher rate paid to motability. If there is anything at all wrong with the car it goes back to the dealer, all covered by manufacturers warranty. As the car comes to you with vehicle excise license,insurance, servicing etc all paid for, I think it is a financial no brainer, all you have to pay for is the fuel. Towbars can be fitted, and caravans/trailers can be towed ,as long as your driving license allows it, all you have to do is tell the Insurance company. Should be no extra charge.Obviously with choosing a tow car you will usually have to make an advance payment as they are large cars/large engines, but once accuired it is as above, you only put in the fuel. If towbar not required there are a myriad of cars with nil advance payment, and several that don't use all the higher rate, so you are paid the difference. See www.motability.co.uk or ring the phone no on website.
We had a motability car but now have a 1996 Toyota HilUx Surf 3.0L automatic which is cheaper than having a motability car even if you take into consideration insurance, servicing and fuel.  An equivalent motablity vehicle to pull our caravan safely would requried a hefty deposit and then another deposit every three years.  No road tax as disabled.  Not knocking the motability scheme as it is very good, but a good second hand reliable car may be a cheaper alternative.  You can also buy cars on HP through motability if you intend to keep the car a long time.
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Motobility Scheme 3 years 2 months ago #336125

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Hi,
Understand that Motobility own the biggest fleet of vehicles in the UK.
I knew a young girl, Phalidimide victim, no arms, but fingers on her shoilders. She could drive a car towing a horse box trailer, even put a bridle on her horse using her toes. Worked full time, too. I don't begrudge her a penny.
What I want is blue (yellow?) badge, so I can park outside public conveniences. I have only seen one convenience with a 10 minute concession for calls of nature. OK, its funny, but it can stop me going into town. I once asked my optician if I could borrow their loo. "Sorry, its not insured for used by the public!"
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