Allowances used on the Scheme
The Motability Scheme helps disabled people get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair. To be eligible to join the Scheme, you need to receive one of the following mobility allowances.
Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
This allowance is provided by the and can be used to cover the cost of a lease agreement with Motability Operations Ltd. As of 8 April 2015, this allowance is £57.45 per week. To lease a car through the Motability Scheme, you must have at least 12 months’ award length of the HRMC DLA remaining.
Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
As part of its welfare reform programme, the Government has started to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for disabled people aged between 16 and 64. The Motability Scheme works with PIP in the same way as is it does with DLA. For more information, go to dwp.gov.uk/pipOpens in new window . As of 6 April 2015, this allowance is £57.45 per week.
Check how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) affects you by going to gov.uk/pip-checkerOpens in new window .
War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
This allowance is provided by Veterans UKOpens in new window and can be used to cover the cost of a lease agreement with Motability Operations Ltd. As of 8 April 2015, this allowance is £64.15 per week.
Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
A new allowance called Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) was introduced as part of the Welfare Reform Act 2012. Those who receive this allowance will be eligible to join the Motability Scheme. For more information, visit Veterans UK websiteOpens in new window . As of 8 April 2015, this allowance is £57.45 per week (this refers to the mobility element, which is the same rate as HRMC DLA and ERMC PIP).
If you are visiting the Car Search or Scooter and Powered Wheelchair Search to compare and choose a Motability vehicle, please refer to the DLA/PIP option when making your allowance choice on the relevant option.
The Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through the Motability Scheme.