The Motability Scheme helps disabled people get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter, powered wheelchair or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. To be eligible to join the Scheme, you need to receive one of the following mobility allowances and must have at least 12 months' award length of your allowance remaining.
As part of its welfare reform programme, the Government is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with 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/pipOpens in new window . As of 06 April 2020, this allowance is £62.25 per week.
This allowance is provided by Veterans UKOpens in new window and can be used to cover the cost of a lease agreement with Motability Operations Ltd. As of 10 April 2019, this allowance is £68.35 per week.
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 websiteOpens in new window . As of 10 April 2019, this allowance is £61.20 per week (this refers to the mobility element, which is the same rate as HRMC DLA and ERMC PIP).