The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to
lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by exchanging their
Government funded mobility allowance
If you receive either:
To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following disability benefits.
allowance is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and
can be used to cover the cost of a Motability lease agreement.
As of 8 April 2015, this allowance will be £57.45 per week.
To lease a car through Motability, you must have at least 12 months’ award length of the HRMC remaining.
This allowance is provided by Veterans UK and can be used to cover the cost of a Motability lease agreement. As of 8 April 2015, this allowance will be £64.15 per week.
As part of its welfare reform programme, the Government has started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for disabled people aged between 16 and 64. The Motability Scheme will work with PIP in the same way as is it does with DLA. As of 6 April 2015, this allowance will be £57.45 per week.
A new allowance called Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) was introduced as part of the Welfare Reform Act 2012. Those who receive this allowance will be eligible to join the Motability Scheme. For more information, visit Veterans UK website. As of 8 April 2015, this allowance will be £57.45 per week (this refers to the mobility element, which is the same rate as HRMC DLA and ERMC PIP).
The Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through Motability.