The Motability Scheme is an all-inclusive way for people who are in receipt of a mobility allowance to drive a brand new vehicle with the cost of everything, except fuel, covered as part of the lease agreement.
A mobility allowance offers many people with a disability help with the extra costs they may face because of their disabilities. Since being established in 1978 over 600,000 people have chosen to spend it on a brand new car or wheelchair accessible vehicle with the Motability Scheme.
You can also name up to two drivers for your vehicle, so if your carer, a family member or a friend could drive your Motability car. Plus you get a brand new car every three years, so if your circumstances change or even if you just fancy something different, it's really easy.
Finding a vehicle on the Motability Scheme couldn't be easier.
All you need to do is:
Your Motability lease will last for 3 years, so at the end of the lease simply drop the car back off at the dealership you picked it up from and arrange for a new one to be ordered.
Do you have a question about the Motability Scheme? Check out our Motability FAQs
To be eligible for the Motability Scheme, you must be in receipt of one of the following, as well as have at least 12 months' award length remaining:
If a child under the age of three has their allowance confirmed, you can apply for the Motability Scheme up to three months before the child’s third birthday. However, the lease cannot start until the child has received their allowance.
For children over the age of three, you can apply for the Motability Scheme but you will need to apply in the name of the child’s appointee, for example a parent or guardian, who is responsible for the child’s allowance of higher rate mobility part of DVLA.
The all-inclusive worry-free package from Motability includes:
The scheme is primarily designed for people with disabilities who receive one of the following government-funded mobility allowances:
Mobility Allowance Name
Weekly Mobility Allowance
Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
You can receive £750 towards your new Motability Vehicle with the ‘New Vehicle Payment’. This payment is available when you apply for or renew your Motability Vehicle before the end of December 2024.