This is disgraceful and what is worse is when when the transfer from DLA to PIP is undertaken and the DWP refuse PIP or the higher Mobility component, then it is reversed on appeal, as the Motability vehicle will have already been lost.
A further application for a Motability vehicle will then need to be made, this is not only costly, but during that period to when a vehicle is obtained the claimant will have lost their independence.
The vehicle should only be taken back when an appeal process is not started, while ideally the whole PIP reassessments needs urgent review.
More than 100,000 disabled people lose Motability vehicles when reassessed for PIP.
Disability rights charity described the latest figures as a “scandal” and called for urgent reform to the PIP assessment.
Figures released by the Motability Scheme reveal that around 102,000 sick and disabled people have lost this vital lifeline when reassessed for PIP, sparking calls for urgent reform to the PIP eligibility criteria.
In a recent newsletter, Motability reports: “Just under 102,000 customers have had unsuccessful assessments; the failure rate remains at around 35%. The DWP still expects to finish reassessments for PIP by March 2020.”
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