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    • kronas
    • By kronas 3rd Dec 07, 10:40 AM
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    help paying for driving lessons ?
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    • 3rd Dec 07, 10:40 AM
    help paying for driving lessons ? 3rd Dec 07 at 10:40 AM
    hi all, im just wondering if there is any help available for people on DLA and IB (IS) towards the cost of driving lessons ?

    :confused:
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  • mouseymousey99
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    • 3rd Dec 07, 11:48 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 07, 11:48 AM
    hello - I think you can get some help with driving lessons if you are on the higher rate of mobility through Motability - but you would need to check their website for up to date information.
    • mummytofour
    • By mummytofour 4th Dec 07, 7:54 PM
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    • 4th Dec 07, 7:54 PM
    Ooops sorry wrong info
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    • jac/norm
    • By jac/norm 5th Dec 07, 1:57 PM
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    • 5th Dec 07, 1:57 PM
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    • 5th Dec 07, 1:57 PM
    I know if you get high mobility that they pay for some driving lessons for a second driver if they are under 24/25yrs as they did this for my daughter. My husband gets the dla and she had to complete the theory side within a certain time scale. The lessons were paid for in blocks of ten and they check how you are progressing befor paying for the next ten.
  • Penny-Pincher!!
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    • 5th Dec 07, 2:12 PM
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    • 5th Dec 07, 2:12 PM
    hi all, im just wondering if there is any help available for people on DLA and IB (IS) towards the cost of driving lessons ?

    :confused:
    Originally posted by kronas
    Could you not use the extra money from DLA to cover some lessons?

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    • soon2bjobless
    • By soon2bjobless 5th Dec 07, 3:51 PM
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    • 5th Dec 07, 3:51 PM
    My daughter is on the highest rate of DLA for mobility and personal care and as she is under 24 she applied for driving lessons via Motability

    http://www.motability.co.uk/Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=89984

    It took a while but she was told she could have quite a few free - someone from the AA school of motoring contacted her and she had a first lesson to see if she needed any adaptations and has been having them ever since (shes now had 8) She applied for and passed her theory test (again all paid for) and apparently they will pay for her actual test.

    I will contact her and get the exact details.
    Last edited by soon2bjobless; 05-12-2007 at 3:58 PM.
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  • Penny-Pincher!!
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    • 5th Dec 07, 6:19 PM
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    • 5th Dec 07, 6:19 PM
    My daughter is on the highest rate of DLA for mobility and personal care and as she is under 24 she applied for driving lessons via Motability

    http://www.motability.co.uk/Templates/Internal.asp?NodeID=89984

    It took a while but she was told she could have quite a few free - someone from the AA school of motoring contacted her and she had a first lesson to see if she needed any adaptations and has been having them ever since (shes now had 8) She applied for and passed her theory test (again all paid for) and apparently they will pay for her actual test.

    I will contact her and get the exact details.
    Originally posted by soon2bjobless
    Does your DD loose some of her motability component (sp) because of the lessons?

    Thanks

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  • pepsicola
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    • 5th Dec 07, 6:31 PM
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    • 5th Dec 07, 6:31 PM
    Factsheet here http://www.disabilityalliance.org/f17.htm
    • kronas
    • By kronas 5th Dec 07, 8:03 PM
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    • 5th Dec 07, 8:03 PM
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    • 5th Dec 07, 8:03 PM
    Could you not use the extra money from DLA to cover some lessons?

    PP
    xx
    Originally posted by Penny-Pincher!!
    i only get low rate DLA care, i have been told i am entitled to a higher rate and possibly even low rate mobility, but my conditions are discriminatory towards doing physical things, so its catch 22 you want to do things but cant because it will take me longer to do the actions and affects my health interms of not allowing me to do other things, i cant even turn a steering wheel properly when i asked a mate to let me try just a few years ago!

    so i should just sit there and not progress in life, or try and give things a go ????
    Last edited by kronas; 05-12-2007 at 8:06 PM.
  • jdeerfc1
    I know if you get high mobility that they pay for some driving lessons for a second driver if they are under 24/25yrs as they did this for my daughter. My husband gets the dla and she had to complete the theory side within a certain time scale. The lessons were paid for in blocks of ten and they check how you are progressing befor paying for the next ten.
    Originally posted by jac/norm
    Hi jac/norm could you give me more information on this please many thanks
  • Penny-Pincher!!
    so i should just sit there and not progress in life, or try and give things a go ????
    Originally posted by kronas
    I wasnt being funny!

    If you feel and have been told you should recive more than you do, then you should ask for either a reconsideration or tell them when your DLA is up for renewal. As long as your GP and/or consultant can back you up with your disabilities or length of time to complete tasks, then this will help your case. You can also ask for help in filling in the forms to make sure your claim can be as successful as possible.

    I would be surprised if you would get any help for mobility problems if you receive no mobility allowance. I would ask a disability advisor at the job centre and see what they say.

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  • jdeerfc1
    Hi jac/norm could you give me more information on this please many thanks
    Originally posted by jdeerfc1

    Oh someone else has posted the link
  • Hapless
    I believe on eof the conditions to motability driving lessons are you will/are going to enter a motability contract hire/hire purchase scheme.
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  • LiverpoolChick
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    If you are aged between 16 and 24 and in receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component, we may be able to assist with the cost of driving lessons. To find our more, telephone Customer Services on 0845 456 4566.

    also people who recive income support can get help with money off lesson just call same number

    check out the web site to

    http://www.motability.co.uk/main.cfm?type=CDRL

    also i been told they pay some one else who looks after you to learn to drive for free as long as they are in recite of cares allowenc
    dont no how true this bit is but the above bit is
  • krisskross
    I honestly thought that this was the sort of thing DLA was given for. Obviously not.
  • Oldernotwiser
    i cant even turn a steering wheel properly when i asked a mate to let me try just a few years ago!

    so i should just sit there and not progress in life, or try and give things a go ????
    Originally posted by kronas
    Would you be able to drive a car safely if it were adapted?
    • kronas
    • By kronas 6th Feb 09, 2:36 PM
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    Would you be able to drive a car safely if it were adapted?
    Originally posted by Oldernotwiser
    i did ask about that, but it was just a steering wheel adjustment, to be honest i stopped taking lessons after a few months, i just cant do it because of the issues i have with manual dexterity and concentration etc.
  • Oldernotwiser
    i did ask about that, but it was just a steering wheel adjustment, to be honest i stopped taking lessons after a few months, i just cant do it because of the issues i have with manual dexterity and concentration etc.
    Originally posted by kronas
    Sorry, I thought your enquiry was for you. I must have misunderstood.
    • bestpud
    • By bestpud 6th Feb 09, 4:18 PM
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    I honestly thought that this was the sort of thing DLA was given for. Obviously not.
    Originally posted by krisskross
    Me too! But that kind of question is never well received, just to warn you!

    What I am wondering is why you can only get help if between the ages of 16 and 24? (From LiverpoolChick's link) :confused:
  • anguk
    Me too! But that kind of question is never well received, just to warn you!

    What I am wondering is why you can only get help if between the ages of 16 and 24? (From LiverpoolChick's link) :confused:
    Originally posted by bestpud
    I was wondering why the age limit too, lots of disabled over 24's would benefit from learning to drive.
    I can't drive but it's getting to the point where I really should learn for the times when my OH is unable to drive as then we have to rely on the kindness of family to give him a lift or pay for taxis. But driving lessons are very expensive and to be honest we just can't afford them, we can't use his DLA to pay for them because that's already being used to pay for his motability car. I wouldn't be able to get help for lessons from motability because it's been a long time since I was 24!
    Last edited by anguk; 06-02-2009 at 4:27 PM.
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