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Can you tell me how do I approach this ....

I am on high rate mobilitiy indefinite period . Although I have had a letter last year saying it will be reviewed in 2015 ...

Now this is my problem ... i have a mobility car which will need upgrand in September ...

Do I order it or do I have to wait until the review and movement to PIP .......

with many thanks ...

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Hello Aura2,

Regarding you Mobility car you may find the information here>

We understand the stress Benefit claims can cause, sometimes exacerbating you condition. To help, we FibroAction can email you step by step PIP guides if you email us using Karen our Admin Assistant will be happy to send them to you. Please do not supply your email here on the open board. Hope this helps:)

Wishing you all the best

Emma :)

FibroAction Administrator

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I can tell you are in a quandry. I have cut and pasted this for you from a link I found on the site all about the Motability scheme and their is a section there about the change over to PIP. Hope this helps a bit:-

"As long as you have 12 months of your current DLA award remaining, there’s no need to delay placing your new order. If you lose the allowance during your lease, we will make arrangements for the return of the car. However, you will only pay the cost of the lease until the car is returned, not for the remaining length of the lease. If you paid an Advance Payment, this will be refunded to you on a pro rata basis.

If you have less than 12 months remaining on your award, or you are currently going through a PIP reassessment, you can extend your current lease until you are re-awarded your allowance. Further details will be included in the letter which is sent to you three months before the end of your lease."x


I can see that Mdaisy and rosewine have given you some wonderful advice and links so I will just wish you all the best of luck.

Good luck



Thank you for your answers I can now get on an sort it out x wonderful site ...


Hello aura2, do you have the current issue of the 'lifestyle magazine' from Motability? they are looking at the PIP change over, and giving some advice on the matter. I would go ahead and order your new car, as the time scale of stages seem to be taking a long while to get through. When the out come arrives and if things are not as hoped, then various stages of the appeal process, and then you can keep motability in the loop, but if you have a car now, then your need will be clearly seen, hopefully will stay, wait until they contact you for your time to start the dreaded process. Wait until you start, and then keep calm and fill in the forms and state the need you have and what things are, and don't panic and keep photo copies of all things sent with your application, so you know word for word what you have written.

We all are dreading the forth coming PIP process, I also have a car, and changing mine within the next month or so, and my PIP process has yet to arrive, and I too am not looking forward to all the questions.

To all good luck in the process, and hold your nerve in the faces of the assessors, ttfn from Karen.


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