The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a new car.
The Eligibility Checker tool and the information on the Motability site will help you to find out if you may be eligible to apply to join the Scheme.
To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following mobility allowances 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.
This allowance is provided by the Government and can be used to cover the cost of a lease agreement with Motability Operations Ltd. As of 14 April 2021, this allowance is £62.55 per week.. To lease a car through the Motability Scheme, you must have at least 12 months’ award length of the HRMC DLA remaining.
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. As of 12 April 2021, this allowance is £62.55 per week.
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 14 April 2021, this allowance is £69.85 per week.
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. As of 14 April 2020, the mobility element of the allowance is £62.55 per week.