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Could you get banned from driving if you receive PIP?

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So you get accepted for pip due to mental health could they ban you from driving?


  • Spoonie_TurtleSpoonie_Turtle Forumite
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    The two are unrelated.

    However if your mental health affects your judgement or ability to drive, you should inform DVLA - just like you should for any physical condition.
  • edited 29 July at 3:08PM
    calcotticalcotti Forumite
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    edited 29 July at 3:08PM
    Getting PIP is not an automatic barrier to driving. After all the Motability scheme provides cars to people who get the enhanced rate of PIP mobility.
    However certain health conditions must be reported to DVLA and may result in removal of licence to drive
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Some rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • edited 29 July at 4:16PM
    MuttleythefrogMuttleythefrog Forumite
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    edited 29 July at 4:16PM
    Agree with above comments... I did have a chuckle to myself though because I tried to convince my GP I was unfit to drive based on my PIP award.... it failed sadly... I wanted a disabled bus pass. Shame you probably don't have my GP... she'd sign off corpses to drive hearses.
    "Do not attribute to conspiracy what can adequately be explained by incompetence" - rogerblack
  • edited 29 July at 4:11PM
    elsienelsien Forumite
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    edited 29 July at 4:11PM
    Any report to the DVLA is based on your medical history not your benefits.

    The mental health side of things depends on your specific diagnosis, your medication, how recently you have been ill and its impact on you. If your consultant (if you have one) has concerns about your driving they will also let the DVLA know, if they give you the chance and you choose not to.
    Full guidance as to reportable conditions here.
    All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.

    Pedant alert - it's could have, not could of.
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