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Paying For A New Piwerchair Via Installments

Katherine HaywardKatherine Hayward Member Posts: 74
Hi.
I'm saving for a new powerchair and I'd like to ask anybody here whether they know if it's possible to pay for a new powerchair, or anything from a mobility shop in installments using DLA . I can't afford to pay the full amount upfront. Do I have to notify the DWP or can I just pay the mobility shop directly ?
I'd really appreciate any advice on this.
Thanks

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  • rcwallace22rcwallace22 Member Posts: 19 Listener
    Hi Kat 81,

    No you do not have to notify the DWP. That is what your mobility part of DLA is for.
    Talk to the mobility shop and arrange a payment agreement with them.
    Make sure you choose a shop with a reliable after care service.

    Rachael

    Admin of Living Positively With Cerebral Palsy

    www.livingpositively.healthunlocked.com
  • speedyinpainspeedyinpain Member Posts: 52 Listener
    Hi kat81

    You can use your DLA mobility entitlement to pay for your powerchair, provided you have not used the mobility part of your DLA for a motability car, You cannot use it for both.

    Have you tried the wheelchair voucher scheme if its available in your area? However having said that, I know that they have made some changes recently.

    Andrew
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