Allowances used on the Scheme
The Motability Scheme helps disabled people get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter, powered wheelchair or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. To be eligible to join the Scheme, you need to receive one of the following mobility allowances and must have at least 12 months' award length of your allowance remaining.
Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
As part of its welfare reform programme, the Government is replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for disabled people aged between 16 and State Pension age. 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 12 April 2021, this allowance is £62.55 per week.
Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
Higher rate mobility component of Child Disability Payment
Child Disability Payment has been introduced by Social Security ScotlandOpens in new window , who have taken over responsibility for disability assistance payments from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for people living in Scotland. Child Disability Payment will eventually replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children living in Scotland aged 3 months to 18 years old. As of 26 July 2021, this allowance is £62.55 per week.
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 14 April 2021, this allowance is £69.85 per week.
Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
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 14 April 2021, this allowance is £62.55 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.