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Invalid Vehicles: Finance

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 138295, tabled on 11 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to provide additional financial support to people with a disability vehicle to help them afford the recent increase in the cost of fuel.

Answered on

21 March 2022

Whilst the Department works closely with Motability and is responsible for the disability benefits that provide a passport to the Motability Scheme, Motability is an independent charitable organisation wholly responsible for the terms and administration of the Scheme. Claimants on Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Armed Forces Independence Payment or War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement who are awarded the enhanced or higher rate for mobility can choose to join the Motability Scheme or can choose to spend their benefit however they see fit for their individual circumstances.

Disability benefit payments increase annually in April and the rate of increase is linked to the Consumer Price Index.