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Thousands of disabled people lose special cars due to controversial scheme

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http://www.itv.com/news/border/2017-04-12/thousands-lose-cars-due-to-change-in-disability-benefits/

 

 

 

David Gale from Cumbria, started a petition after his motability vehicle was taken away. It happened under changes to his disability benefits, when in 2016, he was reassessed and moved from the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) scheme.

 

He won an appeal against the change, but by then he had already spent thousands of his family savings on a new adapted car for him to drive, 30 miles to work.

 

There are thousands of similar cases to David's around the country. It is his hope that others won't have to go through what he did.

 

 

 

50,000 disabled people 'have adapted vehicles removed after benefits assessment'

Muscular Dystrophy UK says 900 cars are being taken away every week, as more people are rejected for PIP

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/benefit-cuts-disability-welfare-pip-adapted-vehicles-a7678926.html

 

 

However, many of these people will have received Lifetime awards on the old DLA system !!

 

It makes no sense at all.


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Hi not many are aware that they can apply for a/ up to a £2,000 grant should this happen to them.. Some more info here >> http://www.motability.co.uk/about-the-scheme/personal-independence-payment-and-the-scheme/q-and-a-transitional-support-package


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I wonder how many were then given taxis under access to work (you have to pay public transport costs, IIRC) and how much that has cost?

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Hi not many are aware that they can apply for a/ up to a £2,000 grant should this happen to them.. Some more info here >> http://www.motability.co.uk/about-th...upport-package

 

Thanks for this MM, I will make sure it is mentioned in the Newsletter :)


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