Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
I am wondering why it is not possible to claim Mobility for somebody who has become disabled over the age of 65.
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Why is it, that somebody who has become disabled under the age of 65 and is on DLA has the ability to continue getting the Mobilty component over the age of 65. On this, they have no worries about insurance, maintenance of their vehicle, road fund licence or anything else in relation to the vehicle.
Somebody who has become disabled over the age of 65 does not have the opportunity to get these benefits which would help people get out when they want to go somewhere, I know it may only be down to the shops but maybe an hospital appointment or picking up their prescriptions. Its as if when somebody reaches the age of 65 that they are expected to be stuck indoors all the time.
For example, you have 2 people, one loses their leg at 64 and is able to claim DLA & Mobility without any problem because they lose their ability to get about. A second person carries on another 3 years and ends up losing their leg, they get Attendance Allowance but do not get any Mobility in with this. How is this fair as they are both still the same age and one gets more benefits than the other. The only difference is that one lost one of their legs 3 years later.
Mr S Moore
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