The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowance to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair. Insurance, servicing and breakdown assistance are all included at no extra cost and car adaptations are available. Family members and carers can also drive the car on behalf of the disabled person, so non-drivers can join Motability. The vehicle must be used by, or for the benefit of, the disabled person.
The Motability Scheme is open to those who receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS), the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Armed Forces Independence Payment. As a national charity (Registered Charity No. 299745), Motability also raises funds and provides financial assistance to those who may otherwise be unable to afford the cost of larger cars, vehicle adaptations, driving lessons and wheelchair accessible vehicles.