Bone marrow transplant patient could lose her Motability car under DWP rules

The DWP is both disgusting & heartless and its totally unnecessary for them to place “Lesley” under such mental anguish at a time when her body is trying to cope with the physical aspects of her condition.
I wish her all the very best of luck in dealing with IDS and his band of Nazis

Ann McGauran

“Lesley” is petrified. She needs a bone marrow transplant at the end of this month. Trying to deal with Myelodysplasia – a serious blood disorder that causes a drop in the number of healthy blood cells – is tough enough already, and she is very anxious about the transplant. But now she’s worried she’ll lose her Motability vehicle at the very time she needs it most. The decision by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to stop paying the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to the Motability Scheme when people end up in hospital for more than 28 days has added an extra level of concern.

The 47-year-old divorcee depends on the leased car for her 40-mile round trip to the NHS centre of excellence where she’s being treated. She expects to be in hospital for four to six weeks post-transplant…

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