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Motability eligibility
Motability Eligibility


What are the Motability eligibility criteria?

To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following mobility allowances and you must have at least 12 months’ award length remaining.

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA). As of June 2023, this allowance is £71 per week.
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP). As of June 2023, this allowance is £71 per week.
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS). As of June 2023, this allowance is £79.25 per week.
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP). As of June 2023, the mobility element of the allowance is £71 per week.

Please note that the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through the Scheme.

Can any other allowance be used with the Motability Scheme?

If you receive any of the following allowances and have at least 12 months award remaining, you can exchange all or part of the allowance to cover the cost of a lease agreement:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).

Only these allowances can be used through the Motability Scheme.​

How the change from DLA to PIP affects eligibility

You may have questions about Motability eligibility when on PIP. If you or the person you care for is an existing Motability user, the change from the DLA to PIP may impact on eligibility for the scheme. However, Motability will still lease cars to disabled motorists receiving the enhanced-rate Mobility Component of PIP, as this has the same value as the higher rate DLA Mobility Component.

If you are a current DLA recipient who is awarded the enhanced rate, your Motability eligibility will be unaffected as you move from DLA to PIP. If you receive the new AFIP allowance, you may also be eligible to benefit from the Motability Scheme.

To speak with our own Motability specialists, please contact us online, by phone or visit our dealership in person. For full details, please visit the Motability website.

I have less than 12 months' allowance. Can I still apply for a Motability car?

According to the Scheme guidelines, you need to have at least 12 months remaining on your award to join the Motability Scheme. If you have less than 12 months remaining, you will not be able to place a new application until the Department for Work and Pensions extend or renew your allowance.

For those not receiving an allowance

If you (or the person you care for) are affected by a disability but do not qualify for the higher rate DLA or WPMS, the following organisations may be able to assist you:

Pensions, Disability & Carers Service

Telephone: 08457 123456

Disability Benefits Helpline – Disability Living Allowance

Telephone: 08457 123 456

Textphone: 08457 224 433

Service Personnel & Veterans Agency

Telephone: 0800 169 2277


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