The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair.
To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following disability benefits and you must have at least 12 months’ award length remaining. Please note that the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through the Scheme.
• Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
This allowance is provided by the
• Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
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 works with PIP in the same way as is it does with DLA. For more information, go to dwp.gov.uk/pip . As of 6 April 2015, this allowance is £57.45 per week.
• War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
This allowance is provided by Veterans UK and can be used to cover the cost of a lease agreement with Motability Operations Ltd. As of 8 April 2015, this allowance is £64.15 per week.
• Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
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 is £57.45 per week (this refers to the mobility element, which is the same rate as HRMC DLA and ERMC PIP).
We at The RRG Group understand that sometimes the application process may seem daunting and we aim to make it as simple and stress free as possible, so please allow us 20 minutes of your time with one of the Motability Specialists at any of our sites to explain how we can take away any concerns that you may have.