What is Motability?
The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to use their government-funded mobility allowances to obtain a car.
How does it work?
Disabled people can use their Higher Rate Mobility Component Disability Living Allowance or War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement to meet the cost of leasing a car. Once the application has been accepted, they pay all, or part of their allowance to Motability for the period of the agreement.
Customers can choose a new car every three years with insurance, road tax, servicing, tyres and breakdown cover all included. A wide range of adaptations are also available.
In the UK, half a million people are already part of the scheme, but many more are actually eligible. Think you're not eligible? You might be surprised. It's easier than you think to register and you don't even have to be the driver. If you're the parent or guardian of a child with a disability, you can take part in the scheme. What's more, children from 3 years only and non-drivers can apply for cars as passengers, just as long as they get the right allowance. If you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMC of DLA), or the War Pensions Mobility Supplement (WPMS), you can use that allowance to lease or buy a new car through the Motability scheme.
To find out more, visit www.motability.co.uk or call 0300 456 4566 (8.30am till 5.30pm Monday to Friday).