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hi everyone just needing bit of advice my mother in law gets attendance allowrnce the low rate is she anle to get any other help i go round 4 or 5 times a day so not physical help just benefit wise she still has her car for now but dont think she entitled to blue badge...thanks in advance

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    Hi for a blue badge you need to have both rate hight  and yes the car will be taken from her but in certain cases and borough they may give her a blue badge ,just call the council and ask them as she's old and disabled but the car she need to buy from her own money 
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    PIP Enhanced Mobility Rate = Automatic Entitlement

    EU Blue Badge Entitlement will depend on your mother-in-laws eligibility with your Councils conditions.

    Under council conditions you must pass their health assessment for entitlement to an EU Blue Badge. Contact your local council for a application form.

    Regarding Carers Allowance you need to be eligible to the following:

    Carer’s Allowance is £62.10 a week to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs.

    You don’t have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for.

    You must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them.

    Carer’s Allowance is taxable. It can also affect your other benefits.

    Other benefits depend on overall income from other benefits, these can include Housing Benefit which normally hits the capping, but it would be better to seek this advice from your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

    Regards,

    Les.

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      Bhi Les read the lady question ? Hight rate in both she get the blue badge and as I said in some borough she may get it but not sure . It depends of her disability.. You take care les63 
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      Hi nadnad,

      Under current Government Attendance Allowance is paid to claimants of 65 or over. Conditions to entitlements to vehicles on the Motability Scheme are not covered. These are only accessible to claimants on DLA High Component Rate not Low Component Rate or on the PIP Enhanced Motability Rate, not Standard Rates. PIP is only paid upto your 64th birthday. DLA is ending for people who were born after 8 April 1948 and are 16 or over.

      3. Eligibility

      You can get Attendance Allowance if you’re 65 or over and the following apply:

      you have a physical disability (including sensory disability, eg blindness), a mental disability (including learning difficulties), or both

      your disability is severe enough for you to need help caring for yourself or someone to supervise you, for your own or someone else’s safety.

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