Dear Department for Work and Pensions,
Why can't my husband at 76 get motability?
At the age of 65 my husband who had until this point been on DLA had to then go on to attendance allowance.
His mobility has deteriorated quite badly since then. He has a rollator which he uses indoors but when we go out I have to use a wheelchair. He now also has dementia. We have to make hospital visits, doctors appointments etc. from time to time.
I do think that this is age discrimination by the government and also not fair as we know someone who has bi-polar who has no mobility problems and who has just gone on to PIP and has just taken delivery of a motability car.
I do think that this benefit has not been thought through properly and certainly needs to be looked at again.
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