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    How does Motability work when you have an Appointee?

    Hi all,

    I'd really appreciate some advice if anyone has been through/knows about this please.

    I have a PIP claim, both enhanced rates. My Mum is my appointee as she helps me fill in forms and handle phonecalls etc. I'm looking at getting a Motability car (wav), however I'm not sure how this works when I have an appointee.

    I don't live with my Mum, she lives about 5 miles away and I live with my partner who is also my carer. It is my partner who would be the main driver of the car rather than my Mum, is this allowed or would my Mum have to be my main driver? Would we be able to have the car at our address or would it have to be kept at my Mum's house as she's the Appointee? My Mum has a driving licence so could be on it as a driver but it's my partner who would be driving it for me most often, I am not able to drive due to my disability.

    Thanks in advance for any help xx

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    I’m not sure of the exactly how it works but It’s a simple case of you ordering the WAV and appointing your partner and mum as the drivers. As long as the WAV is mostly for your benefit that’s fine.

    There should be no problems with that but I’m a disabled Motability driver so don’t know the exact procedure but assume it starts, like with most Motability customers, at the dealer your going to have the WAV from.
    Go to a WAV or car dealer of your choice who deals with Motability (most do) and ask for the Motability specialist and take it from there and they will do the rest once your happy with the WAV or car your looking to acquire.

    If you don’t want to approach a dealer and want more information first go to the Motability web site and order an information pack.

    https://www.motability.co.uk/about-t...est-info-pack/

    By the way, every thing you need to know can be found on this site including “https://www.motability.co.uk/about-t...for-carers/”.

    Sorry the info for carers link is just taking you to the general site but look at the top column and select “About the scheme” and in the drop-down select “Information for carers and appointees”.
    Last edited by ChrisK; 03-03-2019 at 11:27 AM. Reason: Link correction

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    Hi Chris,

    Thank you very much for replying. Yes, the vehicle would be for my benefit, I was just concerned that it would have to stay at my mum's address as my appointee instead of mine. That link is really useful, thank you - I might drop them an email

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    You can put your mum and partner down as named drivers.

    If you parked the car at your mums and you and your partner wanted to go out then that involves a trek of 5 miles to pick the car up.

    Logically, whoever drives you about the most should look after the car I guess.

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