Payment and cost for scooters and powered wheelchairs
The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to lease a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair by exchanging their Government funded 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.
Parents can apply on behalf of a child who receives the mobility allowance, but please speak to your dealer, as some products may not be suitable for all ages. Unfortunately, the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a product through the Motability Scheme.
Scooters and powered wheelchairs are available on a three year lease (five years for some custom-built powered wheelchairs). This simply means that you lease the product from us and we arrange for the relevant amount of your allowance to be paid direct to us every four weeks.
Most scooters and powered wheelchairs cost less to lease per week than your mobility allowance, so the remainder of your allowance continues to be paid direct to you, to spend as you wish. The cost of your lease includes what we call our worry-free package, you don’t have to worry about arranging and paying for insurance, breakdown cover, maintenance, servicing, tyre or battery replacements.
Low costs and the price guarantee
To make sure that each product is affordable, we review all products and prices every three months. We also offer a price guarantee. This means that the price you agree with your dealer when you place your order is the price you pay, even if it changes before you collect it. The only case where the price may be altered is if the scooter or powered wheelchair description is changed subsequent to the original order.