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Anybody got a motability car?

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fio2 · 16/06/2003 18:54

Just wondering do any of you have a motability car I am getting higher rate mobility at the moment for dd and I am thinking about applying for one. Just wondered if its too much trouble? Or is it really as good as it sounds?

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mieow · 16/06/2003 22:30

We have one and its great. We have the Peugeot Partner combi, which had no deposit on it and uses all of DS' mobility money but we wouldn't be without it now. It has space for the two disabled buggies and his trike. Also we are able to have all three carseats in the back without a problem. Also you get the tax paid.

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fio2 · 16/06/2003 22:38

thanks mieow I was worrying about the insurance but apparently this gets paid too doesnt it. I only wanted a little run around, dh has lost his company car and is down south now during the week(only temporary-we are moving too) I am just finding it hard not having any transport. I dont know it just seems too good to be true,am I just a cynic?

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mieow · 17/06/2003 06:27

Yea the insurance get paid to so we paid 158 a month for the car, insurance, and RAC........ the insurance would be near that amount anyway. You have to have mobility for 3 years. What else is worrying you??

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fio2 · 17/06/2003 07:18

you have to be picking up the mobility part for 3 years? maybe I wont be able to apply then. I thought it was 3 months-am I losing it?

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vicimelly · 17/07/2003 20:28

I would also like some advice on this, if there's anyone out there with knowledge of it. My daughter is in receipt of higher rate dla, but only the care component as she is two and a half and I was told you couldn't get the mobility part for under three's. She was granted it a year ago for 5yrs, I was wondering how do i go about getting the mobility component for when she's three, and what are my chances of getting it? She has spinal problems, has recently learnt to walk but now has been put in splints and can't walk in them, would she qualify??
Also would I get the mobility for the same time as the care component? as I would have over three years left of that and I understand I need to be granted it for three years to get a car.
I would appreciate any knowledge of this as I am learning to drive at the moment in the hope that I will get a car.

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fio2 · 17/07/2003 21:09

you can get both vici, I would ask for the forms a month or two before her 3rd birthday so you have plenty of time to fill them in. You would definitly get higher rate mobility because she cant walk. I am pressuming you would be able to get a motobility car too. I am upgrading my driving license and then I am going to apply-I will let you all know how I get onSmile

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vicimelly · 17/07/2003 21:13

Thanks for that fio2, my main worry was not getting it, as she can walk without the splints, although she has a severe gait and falls often, but i suppose there would be no harm in trying anyway!

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fio2 · 17/07/2003 21:18

my dd has immature gait too, although it has improved dramitically over the past few months. We get higher rate mobility even though she can walk but its to do with how they compare to children of their own age and supervision factors etc. I would get your HV or a social worker to help you fill in the forms because they know how to word things better-better than me anywaySmile

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vicimelly · 17/07/2003 22:07

Thanks again fio2, that makes me feel so much better! At least I won't feel like ive put myself through all the stress of learning to drive (believe me it has been stressful!) for nothing!!

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mieow · 17/07/2003 23:52

me too, vicimelly, I am nearly ready for my test, but just a month ago, I was ready to give up, too stressful, I am only doing it because DS and DD1 both have CP and I need to get about.

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vicimelly · 18/07/2003 00:29

I know mieow, I am just waiting for a test date to come through now, I'm not entirely sure i'm ready but driving instructor thinks i am! I have been sooo ready to give up so many times!! but just the thought of having to get buses in the winter in pouring rain has been spurring me on!

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fio2 · 01/08/2003 13:34

God you never beleived whats just happened. I was trying to be helpful to someone on another site who was looking into motobility cars and put a link at the bottom to their webpage. I then checked my message to make sure the link was working alright(because I can never get it right) and it is coming up with some porno site >cringe< . I was sure I typed it correctly so I typed it in manually and it looks like the motobility site has got taken over by some unsavoury hijackers! Feel like a right blumin prat

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mieow · 01/08/2003 14:02

Its motability not motobility with an "A" the same thing happened to be

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fio2 · 01/08/2003 15:25

typical my spelling was to blame! Glad it wasnt only me it happened to mieowSmile

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lou33 · 04/08/2003 11:04

Do they take into account the size of your entire family when getting a motability car, or are they just concerned with whoever is disabled? I'm assuming ds will get higher rate mobility when he is 3, but we would need a 6 seater.

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fio2 · 04/08/2003 11:24

lou why dont ring them or go on their site for an info pack, it usually delivered by the next day. Their site is www.motability.co.uk.
Some of the cars are larger but you have to pay a deposit for the larger ones I think but you wouldnt have to pay any extra weekly. I do know that from time to time they have special offers where you dont have to pay any deposit. Hyundai for instance let you have any car from their range without paying a deposit, I think the deposits in some cases is left to the dealers discretion.

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fio2 · 04/08/2003 11:25

sorry in direct response to your question they only take into account the person who is disabled.

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lou33 · 04/08/2003 20:57

Ta Love .

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