Does DLA/PIP mobility help?
Do you use Motability or receive the mobility component of PIP or DLA? We’d love to hear your thoughts.
The Social Security Advisory Committee - a statutory body made up of benefits specialists who provide impartial advice to Government on social security - is consulting on how public funds can be used to support the mobility needs of disabled people.
In particular, they are looking at how well the Motability scheme and the Disabled Living Allowance (DLA)/Personal Independence Payment (PIP) mobility component supports disabled people to achieve greater independence through providing affordable mobility.
The research aims to get a better understanding of any barriers disabled people may face in accessing the Motability scheme, including the reasons why disabled people may choose not to use it.
The consultation closes on 3rd December 2019, and the SSAC are keen to hear responses from disabled people as well as carers and/or families of disabled people – including people who aren’t eligible for the scheme but would like to use it. If you would be interested in giving evidence on your or your family’s personal experiences with the Motability scheme, you can find a list of questions for you to respond to, as well as some more information on the consultation and instructions on how to submit your response on the SSAC’s consultation page.
We’d love to hear your thoughts too!
- Are you eligible for the Motability scheme?
- If you are eligible for the scheme but you don’t use it, why is this?
- Does not using the scheme have an impact on your life?
- Do you receive the DLA/PIP enhanced mobility component? If so, have you faced any issues to leasing a vehicle through the Motability scheme?