How do I know if I am eligible to join the Motability Scheme
In order to join the Motability Scheme, you must qualify for one of the following allowance with at least 12 months remaining:
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
- Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
- War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS).
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).
Can any other allowance be used with the Motability Scheme?
Unfortunately, no other allowances can be used to join.
Can I join the Motability Scheme if I receive Armed Forces Independence Payment?
All who qualify for Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) can apply to join.
Can I learn to drive in my Motability Scheme car?
At 16 years old, you can learn in a Motability Scheme car. Drivers with a provisional driving licence need to be over 21 if you want them to drive your Scheme car and you can only have a single learner driver on your Motor Insurance at any time. You may also be able to get a Charitable Grant to help pay towards your lessons from Motability.
How do I appeal to re-join the Scheme?
To re-join the Motability Scheme, visit the Motability Scheme website and complete a Request to join form. Your case will be examined and Motability will advise you as quickly as possible.
If I’m over 65, can I still join the Motability Scheme?
Yes you can if you are aged 65 and over and you receive one of these allowances:
- Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
You must have at least 12 months remaining on your allowance when you join the Scheme. Unfortunately, the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through the Motability Scheme.