Would love your thoughts on this. The background is there are 4 siblings including me and our 84 year old DM. Generally we all do our bit to help her albeit I do the most with hospital/ doctors /opticians appointments as I'm retired. I found out today that my sister has had a brand new car on Motability and is paying DM what she would otherwise receive in disability payments. She's done this with no consultation with the rest of us. Indeed one of my DBs suggested he could the very same thing a few years ago but same sister strongly objected. DM has early signs of vascular dementia although seems to understand this situation. I feel quite cross as I think my sister has a brand new car to swan about it but won't be doing all the running around that I do. In fact I'm thinking of stepping back and not doing it anymore. I don't want DM to suffer but she saw fit to hide it from me and my DBs so now will have to ask sister to do it all from now on. It's the sneakiness that's got to me more than anything.
SchoolTripDrama · 26/03/2023 02:03
I have a Motability car and I can tell you that if she gets stopped and she cannot PROVE that she is doing something for your mum's benefit then she will be deemed as an uninsured driver and will be prosecuted and so will your mum. The car will also be seized. This is a very serious issue and you MUST report it!
Quveas · 26/03/2023 08:53
Oh, another thread about how so many people claim disability benefits and are abusing the system / frauds. How unusual. It must be a weekend.
FWIIW, which is probably not a lot since pretty much nobody on these threads are interested in the facts because they are only here to bash people with disabilities...
- Using a car for the benefit of a person with disabilities does not mean that every single journey must be undertaken with, or for that person. "Benefit" is much more widely interpreted than that. A spouse, for example, going to work to earn money that supports the household would be perfectly permissible because it is a benefit to the disabiled person to not live in poverty.
- Some cars may be fitted with trackers if abuse is considered a risk - it's in the terms
- Neither DLA not PIP are awarded forever - they are reviewed at least every ten years, and people over pension age certainly may have their award removed (usually changed to attendance allowances) if appropriate - and I personally know people to whom this has happened
If people have genuine evidence of fraud of this type, the place to report it is DWP / motability scheme not Mumsnet. The only purpose of these threads is create more and more disminformation and stir up hatred against people in reciept of disability benefits. There's at least one or two every single weekend. Anyone who is so jealous of my motability car or PIP are welcome to them if they also take my disability.
Chateau13 · 25/03/2023 21:58
My S is entitled to a mobility car or should I say I am on his behalf as he lives at home and though he is with me 90% of the time when I’m driving my car it’s that 10% that means he can’t have one. Any percentage of time that the disabled person is not in the car is illegal.
nokidshere · 26/03/2023 15:17
nokidshere I'm sorry but you're wrong! The car if driven by someone other than the disabled person then it MUST be for the disabled person's benefit and they must be named on the insurance. THIS IS WHAT IT SAYS IN MY MOTABILITY LEASE DOCUMENT FFS! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
That's what I said?
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