The BBC has obtained figures which show that 45% of disability living allowance (DLA) claimants with a Motability car lost it when they were assessed for personal independence payment (PIP).{jcomments on}

According to the BBC, 31,200 Motability car users on the higher rate of the mobility component of DLA have been assessed for PIP. Of those, 17,300 people – 55% - have kept their car, but 13,900 – 45% - have had their car taken away because they no longer qualify.

Motability say they provide a support package, including a £2,000 grant to anyone who has their car taken away because of a PIP reassessment.

Meanwhile, Justin Tomlinson, the Minister for Disabled People, told the BBC that people's circumstances changed over time and it was right they should be reassessed.

"But rightly we have a system that allows for an appeal, a mandatory reconsideration and then if they're not satisfied with that they can go for an independent appeal, so there are lots of opportunities if a claimant thinks a decision is wrong to have that looked at again."

You can read the full story on the BBC website


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