The Motability scheme enables those who receive a Mobility allowance the chance to exchange it for a suitable car of their choice.
Following Government guidelines to stay home during the battle against Covid-19, Motability have announced that the scheme is closed for applications from new and existing customers.
No vehicle handovers will be able to take place throughout the closure. However, if your lease is coming to an end then it will be automatically extended by six months.
If you have any further questions regarding Motability, then we recommend visiting the FAQ section of their website.
The Motability Scheme enables anyone in receipt of a higher rate mobility allowance (such as the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment or the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance) to use their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter, powered wheelchair or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. The Scheme provides flexible and hassle-free access to a brand new, reliable vehicle of your choice – giving you greater freedom, everyday.
You simply exchange all, or part of your mobility allowance to lease the vehicle of your choice. You choose the vehicle you want at a price that works for you , and payments are deducted from your higher rate mobility allowance every four weeks, then paid directly to us by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).
Our standard lease is over three years, or five years if you are leasing a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle and we take care of running costs such as insurance for up to three named drivers (this doesn’t have to be you), servicing, maintenance, breakdown cover and tyre and windscreen repair and replacement. All you need to do is add fuel and go.