Motability: car scheme for disabled people.
Motability is a charity which provides mobility solutions for disabled people. This includes help to lease a car, powered wheelchair or scooter.
How do I join the Motability Scheme?
To be eligible for the Motability scheme you must be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
- Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
- or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
No waiting lists, credit checks or medical assessments are needed. Even if you don’t drive, you can apply for a car as a passenger and propose two other suitable people as drivers. Parents and carers can also make an application on behalf of a child aged three years old or older.
What does The Motability Car Scheme involve?
The Motability Car Scheme allows you to exchange your mobility allowance for a reliable, brand new car every three years. This includes insurance, servicing, tyres, and road tax. You can choose from over 2,000 models and can place an order at a wide selection of dealerships.
The Motability Powered Wheelchair and Scooter Scheme gives you a choice from a wide range of powered wheelchairs and scooters, many of which don’t require an advance payment or your full allowance to be used. This includes insurance, breakdown recovery, repairs and servicing.
Last updated: June 20, 2018