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A state benefit paid to disabled people to assist them in travelling for regular medical attention or other purposes.
- ‘It has two parts: mobility allowance for those who cannot walk or have difficulty in walking, and a care allowance for those needing help with personal care.’
- ‘He has never asked for anything like disability or mobility allowance, just a parking pass.’
- ‘We deal with attendance allowance, disability living allowance, mobility allowance and war pensions.’
- ‘People who are entitled to primary medical certificates, motorised transport grants, mobility allowances and in some cases medical cards.’
- ‘I shall leave the parties to agree the appropriate deductions for receipt of income support, housing benefit and mobility allowances.’
- ‘The court heard how the 58-year-old was claiming disability living and mobility allowances and had said he was virtually unable to walk.’
- ‘More disabled jobseekers will get what's called a mobility allowance worth $100 a fortnight to help offset the costs of travelling to and from work.’
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