Personal Independence Payment: Motability

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Labour, Garston and Halewood

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have (a) had their motability cars removed before a personal independence payments appeal hearing and (b) subsequently had their entitlement reinstated post-appeal in the Garston and Halewood constituency in each year since April 2013.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The two respective parts of this question are being interpreted as referring to cases in the Garston and Halewood constituency, since April 2013, where individuals experienced the following sequence of events:

a) The number of individuals in receipt of the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), and specifically using this for the Motability Scheme, that then underwent a Reassessment from DLA to Personal Independence Payment (PIP) where their PIP initial decision did not award them the enhanced rate mobility component, which therefore meant they were no longer eligible for the Motability Scheme. b) The number of individuals from Part A that subsequently proceeded to lodge an appeal against the initial decision made at their Reassessment, and upon completing the appeal they saw the decision overturned where the post-appeal PIP award specifically included the enhanced rate mobility component, thus seeing them once again entitled to the Motability Scheme.

Information on the number of these cases could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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