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Disability Talk / Re: Motability vehicles and insurance regulations
« Last post by Fiz on June 18, 2018, 09:09:07 AM »
That is what it says in the information pack that I've received from motability although it's not against the rules to use the car without the disabled person in it, if they're not in it then the driver must be using it for the benefit of the disabled person. So you can do their shopping, pick up their medication, visit them in hospital etc. I think motability allow a small amount of leeway from what I've heard in that you can collect a sibling from somewhere. Possibly you can infer that doing so is conducive to family life which benefits the disabled person in the family although this leeway is not mentioned in the information pack at all. I'm certain that leaving the disabled child in the care of others and then driving the rest of the family around Europe isn't in any way for the benefit of the disabled child. The carer says the family checked beforehand but that's what they've been told by the family I'm sure.

One of the two families here that have been aggressive, spiteful to me and vandalised property of mine here has a disabled adult and a motability vehicle. For almost a year the spouse worked as a home carer and took the car to do her work in for several hours each day. During that year I never saw the disabled person in the car.  I was almost certain that was against the rules but I'm not a person to report anything unless their actions could endanger lives ie drink drivers. I know that the spouse could use it legitimately to collect their child from school without the disabled adult in the car, as again that's for the benefit of the disabled person. But someone else using it as their own work vehicle or going away on holiday in it without the disabled person isn't okay as far as I can see. I've given the carer the website page that says who can and who can't drive the vehicle. As much as anything unless the various families they work for have the open insurance scheme they may themselves be driving without insurance which is a criminal offence.  That's only just occurred to me.
Disability Talk / Re: Motability vehicles and insurance regulations
« Last post by Monic1511 on June 17, 2018, 08:38:32 PM »
As I understand it itís illegal to drive a mobility car when itís not being used to the benefit of the person, folk regularly flaunt this law and it wasnít until I saw a documentary when they told the driver that they were impounding the car as it was being used fraudulently.  She then drove to the care home where her gran lived and took gran out of the home as a way of saying the car was being used for the gran,  they checked and that was the first time the gran had been out the home in over 6 months.  Car was impounded and gran got the money paid instead.  Granddaughter was fuming as she no longer had any wheels. >angry< >devil<
Thatís my interpretation of the rules anyway.
Welfare Rights / Re: My call-up papers have arrived
« Last post by Monic1511 on June 17, 2018, 08:32:36 PM »
The assessor has just copied and pasted stock answers hasnít she
ďThe claimant walked 35m to the interview room, reasonable to suggest she could walk 200 m 0 points
Claimant responded to name being called, no communication issues
Claimant sat in chair and stood up unaided
Claimant was clean and well presented reasonable to suggest no problems washing and dressing.

Sound familiar?

You donít need a doctors letter at this stage,
Just draft a letter saying ďthe medical report is not an accurate reflection of my interview and does not give accurate information regarding my health problems.
The work through each point and give your viewpoint on the comments
If you can do it on the PC and you can rehash it to suit. Then print and sign and send back as a reconsideration
Welfare Rights / Re: My call-up papers have arrived
« Last post by auntieCtheM on June 17, 2018, 08:08:45 PM »
Today I plucked up the courage to open the letter from DWP.  Basically the assessor did not believe anything I said.  Whatever I put she said that it was reasonable to suggest that I could do it.

The lady who looked over the form before I put it in has not responded to my request for another meeting - I have emailed her again tonight.  I have asked the GP face to face for a letter and she said to put my request in writing.

I only have another two weeks to respond as a MR and I do not know what to put.  It is depressing.
Disability Talk / Motability vehicles and insurance regulations
« Last post by Fiz on June 17, 2018, 07:51:03 PM »
I thought someone might know the definitive answer to this. I know a carer who works for several families caring for a child with complex needs in each. They drive the motability vehicle when taking the child anywhere. I mentioned the insurance rules of two drivers but was told that all the various carers drive the vehicle. I've looked at the website that it does seem that where there are a multi amount of carers an open insurance policy is available. So that sounds right for them.

However it seems to be clear on the website that a journey without the person with the disability in the vehicle must be to benefit the disabled person in some way. They said that's not true, that the disabled child has been placed in a hospice for a couple of weeks in the UK regularly so that the parents and siblings can drive around Europe on holiday. And apparently the family checked with motability who said that was fine. But that's not what I'm reading on the website. The family say that the motability vehicle is the family vehicle and so is used for all the family's benefit and not just the disabled child.

Is anyone able to clarify?
This is why I wonder if there's no evidence and proof of phone conversations a complaint might not be successful in any way because so many companies offer cheaper prices online. That might be their defence for asking for a higher price by phone. When online hasn't been possible for me I've always managed to haggle the call handler on the phone down to the online price but that's been totally at the company's discretion, whether or not to charge the higher phone price or allow a drop to the online price.
Cafe / Re: Re-launching the ship happyness by bulekingfisher
« Last post by bulekingfisher on June 17, 2018, 07:05:54 PM »
Hello SashaQ

As you know a few week's ago I said we were going to New Zealand + looking at the West coast of South Island look's very errie with the rock's shourded in the early morning mist (it gives me goose bump's) it make's a good back-drop for a spooky ghost story Oooo eere SashaQ. We will go  berth in Wellintion port then we can all go ashore + teach by example an inter-grated society filled with harmony
Welfare Rights / Re: ESA
« Last post by Monic1511 on June 17, 2018, 04:22:02 PM »
Big Muff
don't bother - as long as you are getting paid and feel your in the correct group just leave it alone.
Welfare Rights / Re: ESA
« Last post by Big Muff on June 17, 2018, 04:12:53 PM »
Cannot remember the wording but that was the implication.
Might have to dig around & try & find it to see if I misread it <eek>
Incidentally, that perception  by some that the extra cost of getting something a particular way should only be the cost of providing it to them personally is a very big factor in why companies stop offering useful products and services.  What customers care about is public perception, what the company cares about is the best way to make money. 

In relation to insurance, they could simply increase their overall prices, but then those prices wouldn't be competitive, so it's try to get averagely higher prices on telephone call sales, or close the telephone sales arm. 
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