Am I Eligible for Motability?

Find out whether you qualify for a Motability vehicle from Brindley Garages

The Motability Scheme is the UK’s leading car scheme for disabled people, enabling those who receive a government-funded Mobility Allowance to become independently mobile and enjoy life out on the roads. To be eligible for Motability, you must be a recipient of one of the following allowances:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

Please note: You will need to have at least 12 months certificate remaining on your Mobility Allowance when you apply for Motability, and other Terms & Conditions will apply.

Who Can Drive Motability Vehicles?

If you, the person who receives the Mobility Allowance, are not able to drive you can still use Motability to help become mobile by nominating up to two named drivers. That can be friends, relatives or carers and they can use the Motability car on your behalf. Similarly, if you’re the parents of a child who qualifies for Motability you are entitled to use their mobility allowance to lease a Motability car suited to their needs. Starting the process is very easy, simply follow these three steps!

Step One: Choose the right vehicle for you, this can be an everyday car with or without Special Motability Adaptions.

Step Two: Contact Brindley Garages based in Cannock, Tipton, West Bromwich or Wolverhampton and arrange a test drive. We will assign a dedicated Motability advisor to you who is fully trained in all aspects of Motability and will talk you through the whole process.

Step Three: Drive away in your Motability vehicle with the reassurance that the important elements of motoring including Insurance, Servicing & Maintenance and Breakdown Cover are all taken care of. It really is as simple as 1, 2, 3…

What Age Must Your Child Be to Qualify for Motability?

The Higher Rate Mobility Component (HRMC) of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) can be awarded once your child is three years old, though it is possible to apply for the allowance before that date and as long as the criteria is met, but the award will not start until their birthday.

If a child under three has had the DLA allowance confirmed, an application for Motability can be made up to three months before their third birthday, but the lease agreement will not start until the allowance is awarded.

If a child above the age of three has been awarded the Mobility Allowance an application can be made to the Motability Scheme. The application will need to be submitted in the name of the appointee (parent or guardian) who is responsible for the allowance.

Children who receive HRMC of DLA can remain on this benefit until they reach the age of 16 as long as they continue to satisfy the eligibility criteria. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will write to existing claimants before their 16th birthday to inform them when their DLA will end and how to claim for Personal Independence Payment (PIP). DWP currently have no plans to introduce PIP for those under the age of 16.

How Many Motability Vehicles Are Allowed in Each Household?

There are presently no restrictions to the number of Motability Scheme cars within a single household, as long as all individual applicants meet the qualifying criteria, but it is only possible to have one Motability vehicle per applicant. Furthermore, your eligibility for the Motability Scheme is not affected by the number of non-Motability vehicles in a household.

Please Note: These guidelines are correct at the time of publishing and may be subject to change.

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