Motability Scheme Eligibility

The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by exchanging their Government funded mobility allowance.

If you receive either the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA), the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP), the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) you may be eligible to join the Motability Scheme.

There is no upper age limit. As long as you receive one of the allowances, you are eligible for the Scheme. Parents or guardians can order a car on behalf of a child aged three years and above, who is receiving HRMC DLA. 

To lease a car through Motability, you must have at least 12 months' award length of the HRMC DLA remaining. Only the higher or enhanced rate of the mobility allowance is used.


Motability Customer

As of 11th April 2018, the weekly allowance rates are as follows:


  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
    As of 11 April 2018, this allowance is £59.75 per week.
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
    As of 09 April 2018, this allowance is £59.75 per week.
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
    As of 11 April 2018, this allowance is £66.75 per week.
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
    As of 11 April 2018, the mobility element of the allowance is £59.75 per week.


To get more information on this scheme, the vehicles available or anything related to Motability, please call us on 01173322665 to speak with one of our motability specialists at Wessex Garages. Wea re open seven days a week in Bristol, Cardiff, Newport, Gloucester and Cribbs Causeway.



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