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Important things to consider - scooters and powered wheelchairs

Payment and cost for scooters and powered wheelchairs

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The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by exchanging their mobility allowance . If you receive either the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) , the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) you may be eligible to join the Motability Scheme.

Choosing a suitable product

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To get the most out of your mobility scooter or powered wheelchair, you will need to choose one that matches your needs and lifestyle. With many different sizes and models to choose from, we have listed a few things to consider to help you in your choice.

Take a test drive to choose the right product

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To ensure you choose the scooter or powered wheelchair that is right for you, a specially trained dealer will be happy to come to your home with a selection of products for you to try.

Useful checklists for choosing a scooter

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There is a lot to think about when you are choosing a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair. To help you make the right decision, we have put together two useful checklists. Use them as a handy reminder of things to think about when you are planning your dealer visit or choosing a new scooter or powered wheelchair.