How Motability works and who is eligible
If you receive either of the following benefits and have at least 12 months' award remaining you can exchange some or all of this to lease either a car, scooter or powered wheelchair from Motability.
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
- Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
- War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
Parents can apply on behalf of a child who receives the allowance, but please speak to your dealer, as some products may not be suitable for all ages.
Only the person in receipt of the allowance can use the scooter or powered wheelchair. It should not be used, for example, by your partner or spouse.
Unfortunately, the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease cars, scooters or powered wheelchairs through Motability.
Nothing to worry about with Motability
Motability scooters and powered wheelchairs are available on a three year Contract Hire lease (five years for some custom-built powered wheelchairs). This simply means that you lease the product from us and that the relevant amount of your allowance will be paid directly to us every four weeks, to cover the lease payments. Leaving you to enjoy freedom and independence without the worry of organising insurance and dealing with repairs or breakdowns. Hire purchase (where you buy the product in installments) is not available.
As most scooters and powered wheelchairs through Motability cost less to lease than the total of your four weekly allowance, you could also get some money back!