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Motability advice please?

Hi to everyone, it's been a while since I was last on. I heard from DVLA last week and have at last got my driving licence renewed (had let it lapse) - and since I do have enough points with PIP to qualify for the Motability scheme, am wondering if I should "go for it". I'm just very wary and undecided, becos we hear so many stories of people losing their entitlement, and having the car taken away. Some of you may recall the stress of what I went thru with the PIP process in the first place, and I would do just about anything to NOT have to repeat that nightmare! Don't even know when they will reassess me. Am I being a bit too pessimistic, do you think? There's no doubt having my own transport again would be an enormous help, living in a small rural town as I do. But the thought of having a car again, only to possibly have it taken away in maybe a year's time....it's putting me off. What do you think? Do any of you use the Motability scheme? Any advice or opinions gratefully received - thanks.

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If u get pip for 3years then u can have car till then I have just been assed for pip assessments got it for 5 years mobility 2years left on contract after that we gonna buy car 2 stressful waiting 2c if pip give award or not ps my hubby and son drive me in it hope this helps

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Thanks Amy.

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If you have been awarded pip your next review will be in three years time and usually it will be renewed then you might have to fill in forms again,but it will continue. So i wouldn't worry too much if i was you.xxxx

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Yes, suppose I am looking too far ahead! Thanks Sylvi.

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Hi Scotslass333,

Normally it would say somewhere on your entitlement letter when they will next review. It is usually around 3-4 years.

Enjoy car buying

Pamela x

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Phone DWP and find out how long your PIP entitlement is then phone Motability and ask them about the car scheme.

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Yeah - just a bit scared of rocking the boat! But that would be the sane thing to do I suppose, thanks.

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You will need to know what length of award you have, Motability will need to know.

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Go4It!!

Nothing like independence....it is Personal INDENDANT Payment.My life has expand to joining local art clubs, able to go out & about when I want to.

Let tomorrow take care of itself :)

Hugs to all

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i'm on motab.. but as over 65 won't be reassessed, thy say. an automatic car has made my life so much easier. good luck... if even for a year, cd be woth the experience. dunno how often they review PIP ?? gd luck x

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it might help to look at motability.co.uk car search site to get info on cars - i've just done it 4 me and narrowed it to 3-4 suzukis but there are others. good luck xx

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