Patricia Pearl - Small Claims Procedure - A Practical Guide


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    Question hrmc / dla and motability

    hello there
    my dad has a motorbility car using the higher rate mobility component of the dla, due to various medical problems

    he has last week gone into hospital after having quite a bad stroke

    currently, I am using his car to take family members to visit him in hospital, after an enquiry to check this was ok - motorbility say "Provided your dad is deriving material and/or practical benefit from the car and has access to it when required, he does not necessarily have to be present every time the car is used. For example if you do not have your own transport and you are using your dad's car to visit your dad or you are taking family members to visit your dad on a regular basis, he is receiving benefit from his car" mean that yes its ok for this use, I do have my own transport btw.

    but in some of the leaflets about stroke we have seen, it says dla will stop after 28 days - will the payments for the mobility car also stop? / car have to go back? I can foresee he will be in hospital for a while.

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    Default Re: hrmc / dla and motability

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    My mother sadly no longer here had a motability car and when she was in hospital we had the same concerns about the car and they could not be more helpul at that time and as my father drove they just immediatley added him to the insurance and classed him as an additional driver but we made sure everything was in writing to basically be on the safe side if anything happened with the car.

    I think you need to contact Motability and get it in writing that you are allowed to drive that car.

    * They insure via RSA and RSA do need to know if there are any additional drivers of the vehicle for insurance purposes. So you would need this in writing from Motability that you do not require to inform RSA that you are an additional driver of the motabvility vehicle.

    * They do have a policy on additional drivers but in hospital circumstances its always best to be open and inform them of the circumstances they will do there best to help you but please ensure you ask for it in writing to keep you on the safe side especially with the insurance.

    Here is a link to Motabilitys Website: www.motability.co.uk

    On there website at the top Click Car Scheme
    Look down the left side for Customer Zone and Click
    Near Middle of Screen Click Nominated Drivers

    That Info may be useful

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    Default Re: hrmc / dla and motability

    I seem to remember that if the mobility part is paid to motability, that part isn't stopped; but it's stopped if you receive the mobility part as cash.


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    Default Re: hrmc / dla and motability

    the insurance part is sorted, I have been a named driver on the policy for two years

    its the dla stopping and possible loss of the car should he stay in hospital that is of concern - mainly to my mum at this stage, am sure that when he comes out of hospital we will need that car more than ever


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    Default Re: hrmc / dla and motability

    The answer as per this link to the NHS advice site is that no, Motability will continue even if the hospital stay lasts longer than 28 days.


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    thankyou



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