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Stop abuse of mobility allowance

9 Comments 3rd July 2010

The provision of a fully paid for (and taxed and insured!) car for people under mobility is an expensive benefit that can no longer be tolerated. This system is widely abused by relatives of the "disabled" using the cars for themselves. If we want to help people with mobility, give them free access to buses or vouchers towards a local taxi service.

Why does this matter?

To save the country money and stop the abuse of a system by non disabled people

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9 Responses to Stop abuse of mobility allowance

  1. Gail says:

    Give taxi vouchers – many taxis are adapted for wheelchair users…. but the 3 mobility car families within 100m of my house do not use wheelchairs and 2 of the 3 walk unaided! One is diabetic, one has ‘breathing’ difficulties; one uses crutches after a motorbike accident. All 3 couples have sattelite dishes, go on holidays, have pedegree dogs, and smoke!
    Meanwhile, after 30 years of work, I drive a 10year old car & struggle to afford its upkeep!

    • Lora says:

      Good idea, stop the Mobility Allowance unless people are born with disabilities that prevent them from walking, or loss of limbs from work related accidents or service people. All the people I know with a Mobility Allowance are heavy smokers and go to the pub. I’m 60 an had to give up my car because I can’t afford to keep it running and I don’t need one to go to work.

  2. GVC says:

    Give taxi vouchers – many taxis are adapted for wheelchair users…. but the 3 mobility car families within 100m of my house do not use wheelchairs and 2 of the 3 walk unaided! One is diabetic, one has ‘breathing’ difficulties; one uses crutches after a motorbike accident. All 3 couples have sattelite dishes, go on holidays, have pedegree dogs, and smoke!
    Meanwhile, after 30 years of work, I drive a 10 year old car & struggle to afford its upkeep

    • Lora says:

      Taxi vouchers are a good idea, or run a community scheme to pick them up run them to the shops etc. Most of us can’t afford to keep a car on the road or the expensive repairs yet the government doles out free cars to heavy smoking, drinking dole scroungers. Only give a car if it is being used to go to work. Otherwise why do you need a car.

  3. Robert says:

    I think that the disabled person should be in the car for every journey there is a family that lives opposite me that have been scamming the mobility system for years and still getting away with it I have sent CCTV evidence to the fraud hotline but the family still manage to keep the new car they get every three years

    • Lora says:

      Good idea, give them vouchers for a mobility scooter and see if they all swan off for the day.

  4. Martin says:

    our neighbour IN SPAIN has her granddaughters car registered in her name.granddaughter pays no road fund license and her blue badge is being used to park in SPAIN

  5. Alan Sands says:

    Under the (AFIP) Armed Forces Independance Payment scheme there is no initial assessment or subsequent review of disability. This leads to mobility cars being made available to people who are not disabled , many fitter than you or I (I know of a example of a driver of a disability car who runs several miles per day).
    Whilst we should support members of our armed forces who have suffered disability on behalf of our country, the same rules as the PIP scheme should be applied to prevent this scheme being abused.

  6. Lora says:

    If you don’t need a car to get to work, then stop the mobility allowance altogether.

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