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TOPIC: PIP enhanced Mobility and Driving

PIP enhanced Mobility and Driving 4 days 13 hours ago #175065

According to the descriptors, if you can plan a journey,
you cannot qualify for the PIP enhanced Mobility component.

My question is, how does the claimant (the driver),
qualify for the PIP enhanced Mobility component.?
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PIP enhanced Mobility and Driving 4 days 13 hours ago #175069

Hi and Welcome to the forum, you might want to have a look at the following FAQ which explain where everything is

Welcome to Benefits and Work

There are 2 questions in the mobility section, claimant can score points in either or both. The first question deals with mental health, cognitive and sensory problems, the second with physical problems only.

This is explained in the PIP guide

PIP help for claimants
Nothing on this board constitutes legal advice - always consult a professional about specific problems
Last Edit: 4 days 13 hours ago by Mrs Hurtyback.
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PIP enhanced Mobility and Driving 4 days 13 hours ago #175074

I would just add that there are reports on the Rightsnet forum that some PIP applicants are being asked if they drive and how far and then being refused PIP because they can drive. Sigh.

This is being challenged in Tribunals so, hopefully, there will be guidance on it soon.
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PIP enhanced Mobility and Driving 4 days 12 hours ago #175081

I was asked this during my home visit and replied that I drove a fully automatic car as I could not use my left leg. I have traveled 310 miles in four months mainly to a meeting every six weeks.
I was awarded enhanced mobility

Kind regards,

Stewart.
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PIP enhanced Mobility and Driving 4 days 11 hours ago #175096

Thank you, for your reply.

It gets confusing, understanding all these questions,
when some claimants, who were awarded DLA for Life some years ago,
are finding it difficult with these new forms.

thank you.
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PIP enhanced Mobility and Driving 4 days 10 hours ago #175101

Dear ClareC
If this is true then everyone with a Motabiity car will have to send it back unless they have it as a passenger only.
I was asked at my recent assessment if I drove, how far, how driving affected me and how I got in and out of the car. I told them I only do about 1200 miles a year, including when my husband takes my car as it has a tow ball.

I don't have my decision yet, so don't know if being honest was 'right'. Saying that, I would not feel comfortable telling lies even though I rely on my DLA money.
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