Probably not the most appropriate board for this post but am so pleased had to share news.
I've recently had to reapply for DLA as Cai's was due for renewal. I was told by most professionals that as he was walking (all be it, very wobbly and still needs pushchair 99% Of time) - that it would be unlikely he'd get higher mobility.
CAB helped fill form in and blatantly lied on it and I felt so uncomfortable with her replies I asked Welfare Rights to help instead. I can honestly say that we put the worst day down but did not lie - and he's got it.
It's amazing what windows this extra entitlement then opens for you. We shall be looking into motability now and a blue badge.
Always remember, the professionals don't always know best. If in doubt apply anyway - they can only say no.
trinkle just out of curiosity how long did you get the mobility for, i think for motability if you lease a car you need to get it for 3 years and if you buy 3-5 years great news hun good luck with the blue badge xxxx
Great news Trinkle. Waiting for ours at moment. By the way, have checked with motability and a 3 yr old is eligible, it's purely the higher rate mobility they are interested in.
We'll be scanning the garages I think over next few weeks. I'm aware that Cai isn't likely to be entitled to this forever so we will just make the most of it while he is. However, won't be too nice when they take the car away from you, but we'll deal with that bit when we have to.
hi everyone great news i just received a letter to say that we can still get higher rate DLA and higher rate mobility for 5 years so i think we will look into buying a car under the motability scheme ,good luck with yours shirley xxxxxxxxx
Thats fantastic Shell!! Aaliyahs got high rate till august 08 then we will have to reapply, and we got our new car on the mobility scheme,theres no way we could afford a 16 grand car at the moment ourselves!! Oh by the way you remember Anita with morgan and flynn...shes pregnant again not that she was happy about it!!
Hi Shell, its on a 3 year lease thing then you can either buy it at a reduced price or you can get a new one every 3 years, i just hope Aaliyah gets the mobility next time it due for renewal!! As for Anita it wouldn't be too bad if she at least washed them!!the kids are always dirty with dirty clothes and thats when shes at school in the morning so she obviously isnt bathing them or changing there clothes but shes always clean with named clothes on ....it pees me off she said she was due another as she'd had one in 2001,2003,2005 and with it being 2007 she was about due one but that she wasnt happy about the test being positive!! well im not being funny but she could have kept her legs closed!!lol i will pop in too creche on wednesday if your going??
Hi everyone we have been and got a lovely Ford Focus we decided to lease, you have absolutely nothing to pay for apart from petrol we have to wait about 3 weeks for it to be shipped in, i am so excited we have never had a brand new car my car is not very reliable so this will be heaven, anyway best go and join in the jolliness with the kids their all excited bout charlie,s birthday ,xxxxxxxxx