Posted by: westlancashirerecord | July 23, 2016

Rosie Cooper MP Written Question On PIPS

Rosie Cooper MP rosiepinkTo ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason Motability is required to repossess a claimant’s vehicle before mandatory reconsideration or appeals related to personal independent payment claim applications.

Written reply from Penny Mordaunt penny Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces). Motability is an independent charitable organisation wholly responsible for the Motability scheme. It is therefore Motability’s decision whether to allow claimants to keep their vehicle during this period. Claimants are allowed to keep their vehicle for up to seven weeks following a decision that they are no longer entitled to PIP, with Mandatory Reconsiderations normally completed well before this. Most are also eligible for a £2,000 transitional support payment. Those who win their appeal can normally reapply for the scheme immediately, providing they repay this; otherwise, they can re-join after 6 months.

Passing the buck to avoid embarrassing the Work and Pensions Minister, or perhaps the claimant’s vehicle to which Rosie referred was a tank, otherwise why would the Ministry of Defence reply on PiPs?

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