Purchasing a mobility scooter

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derek812

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Post by derek812 » Fri Aug 13, 2021 5:39 am
i have an iva and have just been awarded attendance allowance and i need to purchase a mobility scooter will this be allowed please

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Post by kallis3 » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:05 am
Don't see any problems as your allowance will go straight to the dealer. Just let your IP know.
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Post by bowline » Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:25 pm
Are you planning on leasing a scooter through Motability instead of getting the Allowance?
Or to use the Allowance to pay a loan from some other provider?
Or are you getting a backdated lump sum which you will use to buy the scooter?

How have you been managing the IVA payments on your pension? Do you have a house with equity?

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Post by kallis3 » Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:44 pm
Thinking about it and re-reading the original post, is it attendance allowance or PIP you are going to receive?
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Post by size5 » Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:38 am
Hi,

I see no issue here whatever. Attendance Allowance in an IVA is treated the same way as PIP, i.e. disregarded as a source of income with which it may be possible to use to pay the debts, therefore, whatever you decide, it is entirely up to you how you spend the money.

It is my opinion that nay backdated AA you receive is also yours to keep for exactly the same reasons.

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