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Thread: MOTOBILITY - DLA & PIP schemes for over 64 yrs old

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    yottiejohn
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    MOTOBILITY - DLA & PIP schemes for over 64 yrs old

    Hi folks
    I am new on here, I am a 66 yr male, suffered a series of ischemic strokes in 2011
    left me paresis left side. I desperately want to get mobile again
    as my life is mind numbingly boring and not worth living

    but when I checked online all the MOTOBILITY Co's
    require you to be receiving either DLA or PIP to qualify ?

    But according to the gov.uk website these benefits cease at age 64 ????
    surely there must be a scheme and benefits for the over 64's ?
    can anyone advise me what to look for, and how to claim

    Txs John H

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    You can claim Attendance Allowance, but unfortunately no provision to join the scheme is available for those over 65 - unless you were in receipt of DLA HRM beforehand.

    You could use the money you get from Attandance Allowance to fund a private car on a lease-hire scheme which would be similar to Motability.
    Motability Car History
    05/09-05/12; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg
    06/12-07/15; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg
    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
    09/17-Present; VW Touran 1.4 Petrol SEL DSG; 11,600miles; avg 35.9mpg (28.6 - 43.9mpg)

    Click here to send me an email with any private Motoring questions you may have. Replies usually within 48hrs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    You can claim Attendance Allowance, but unfortunately no provision to join the scheme is available for those over 65 - unless you were in receipt of DLA HRM beforehand.

    You could use the money you get from Attandance Allowance to fund a private car on a lease-hire scheme which would be similar to Motability.
    Hi Paul,

    Txs for response, that is what I am seeing as well.
    it really does seem ridiculous that from age 64 we no longer qualify ?is this a recent change ?

    I would have thought that the over 65's would be the age group that be most likely to need motobility
    in my case I had my stroke aged 64, but have only now recovered enough to think of driving .
    surely this question has arisen before ? has anyone tried to challenge it do you know

    Txs again John H

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    I believe the reason is that most people over 65 will have bodies that are letting them down due to old age and not through disability.

    It's not new legislation, I think it's been around since DLA started in the early 1990s.

    It's controversial, but a line has to be drawn somewhere. Plus over 65s will be claiming a pension from the state so they could be using some or all of that to aid their mobility?
    Motability Car History
    05/09-05/12; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg
    06/12-07/15; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg
    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
    09/17-Present; VW Touran 1.4 Petrol SEL DSG; 11,600miles; avg 35.9mpg (28.6 - 43.9mpg)

    Click here to send me an email with any private Motoring questions you may have. Replies usually within 48hrs

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    Hi Paul

    txs again for response, I can see some logic in it
    but making us ineligible for Motability seems harsh
    there are some features available under the scheme
    that are NOT covered by private leasing
    not the least of which is the conversion costs
    I will see what I can find out

    do we get s/hand Motability vehicles advertised on this forum ?

    John H

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    It was to be a benefit to help the disabled get jobs or stay in jobs, it was not so much to get a vehicle, but to pay for taxis. or to travel by bus or train, but if you could drive then you could get a vehicle from Motability.

    But the idea was that it would be catering for about 750,000 people with about 300,000 having a vehicle, they did not think that it would grow to the size it is.

    But they did think about extending it to all people of all ages, but it was then thought a higher group of people like the elderly may take the cost to high, but they did state that people who had the benefits before retiring would if they met the requirement keep the benefits.

    This is basically why the Tories have brought in PIp's they hope to cut at least a million vehicles maybe double.

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    I wonder if conversions are VAT free or do you have to have a VAT free car?

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    Do you mean adaptions ?

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    Adaptions I believe are VAT free.

    John, you won't find any ex-motability cars for sale on here as Motability own them after the 3yr lease.
    You could try British Car Auctions who are the main 'dealer' for ex-Motability vehicles. http://www.british-car-auctions.co.u...on/motability/
    Motability Car History
    05/09-05/12; Nissan Qashqai 1.5 Diesel Tekna; 36,500 miles; avg 41.1mpg
    06/12-07/15; Ford C-Max 2.0 Diesel Titanium Powershift; 35,400 miles; avg 37.8mpg
    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
    09/17-Present; VW Touran 1.4 Petrol SEL DSG; 11,600miles; avg 35.9mpg (28.6 - 43.9mpg)

    Click here to send me an email with any private Motoring questions you may have. Replies usually within 48hrs

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    Txs again Paul

    your replies have cleared up a lot of questions
    it is a bit of a mine field, when you become a unwilling member
    of this community belatedly and unexpectedly

    I looked at the website for British Car Auctions
    not the easiest site to navigate, but it is a start

    is there a section on this forum where members sell off
    used adapted or converted cars they have owned ?

    My injuries are the subject of a Clinical Negligence case
    I was left in a hospital bed for 66 hrs without any medication
    after being admitted following a 999 call for STROKE
    so at the moment cash is rather tight and very stressful

    Because I am left side paresis, I definitely need an automatic
    my preference would be for a medium size car (up to 2L)
    WAV (Wheelchair access) either LHD or equipped with a
    LODGESONS wireless control on steering wheel
    If any member out there know where I can get such a vehicle
    I would appreciate the input

    Txs again for input and a super forum

    John H

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