Are You Eligible?
To benefit from the Motability scheme, you must be in receipt of the following (with at least 12 months' award length remaining);
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
- War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
- Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
Children from 3 years old and non-drivers can also apply for cars as passengers, provided they receive the correct allowance.
The scheme is not means tested, and is eligible to anyone with a disability, regardless of financial circumstances.
It should be noted, however, that only the Mobility Component (not the Care Component) of the Disability Living Allowance can be used to pay for your Motability vehicle. Also, not all models are available without an advance payment. If your disability means that you require a vehicle for which you need an advance payment, however, do not worry; means-tested grants are available to allow you to meet the costs attached.
If you require further details on your eligibility for the scheme, or the suitability of a friend or relative, contact our Motability specialists on 0208 504 9511.