Can I apply for financial help towards a vehicle big enough for my family and carer to travel with me?
When you apply for financial help, Motability, the Charity, will consider who has to travel with you on a day-to-day basis. This may include your children (those you receive child benefit for), dependents who live with you, for example, an elderly parent who you have caring responsibilities for and your carer/s.
To make the best use of their charitable funds, Motability award grants which are cost effective solutions based upon the individual disabled person’s mobility needs and not wants, therefore they cannot increase the grant amount to fund larger vehicles to accommodate adult family members, friends or pets.
All grant applications are means-tested to ensure Motability supports those most in need of a charitable grant and to ensure they help as many beneficiaries as possible with the charitable funds available.
Please note: Motability are not able to award a grant if you have already ordered your vehicle. This is because when you place an application for a grant, your Case Manager will consider your individual circumstances and confirm which vehicles the charity is prepared to fund based on your mobility needs, not wants.
Grants are awarded in line with Motability’s policies and following thorough consideration of the information submitted in the application. All grant awards are final, except in cases where additional compelling information is provided. Applications that Motability considers do not meet their funding priorities will not receive grant funding.