Motability -the car and scooter scheme


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The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair.

Why Join? When you join the Motability Scheme you get more than just the car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), scooter or powered wheelchair of your choice, you’ll enjoy all the freedom that comes with a truly worry-free lease.

Who can join? The Eligibility Checker tool at the link below will help you to find out if you may be eligible to apply to join the Scheme.

To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following mobility allowances and you must have at least 12 months’ award length remaining. Please note that the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through the Scheme.

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
    As of 10 April 2019, this allowance is £61.20 per week.
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
    As of 08 April 2019, this allowance is £61.20 per week.
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
    As of 10 April 2019, this allowance is £68.35 per week.
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
    As of 10 April 2019, the mobility element of the allowance is £61.20 per week.

Remember, you can choose to spend your higher rate mobility allowance in whatever way you wish. If you only travel short distances, you might want to consider leasing a Motability scooter instead of a car. However, if you only travel occasionally, it might be more cost-effective for you to spend your allowance on other modes of transport such as taxis.


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