Motability Cars on Appeal
Working together across Surrey, we saw an issue for disabled people regarding mobility assessments for PIP (Personal Independence Payments) where there was Motability car involved. We see a number of cases for PIP that appear to us to have been unjustly assessed, especially around the mobility element, and help to take those through the appeal mechanism. However, where there is a Motability car involved, this was often lost while the Appeal process was in progress. We wrote to the Disabilities Minister, enclosing a substantive amount of evidence on how this was impacting people.
In May 2017, a decision was announced by the Minister reviewing this policy.