WAV stands for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. This means you can travel in the vehicle while seat in your wheelchair

Can young people join the Scheme?

Young people can join the Motability Scheme, but what they can do and how they join depends on their age and whether they’re the customer or they have an appointee.

The disabled person can be awarded the higher rate mobility part of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) from their third birthday.

You can apply before then and if they’re eligible the allowance will begin when they turn three.

Children under three

If a child has their allowance confirmed, you can apply for the Scheme up to three months before their third birthday, but the lease cannot start until they’ve got their allowance.

Children over three

If a child gets the higher rate mobility part of DLA, you can apply for the Scheme but you’ll need to apply in the name of the appointee (a parent or guardian) who’s responsible for the allowance.

Everywhere except Scotland

Children who receive the higher rate mobility part of DLA can stay on this benefit until the age of 16, if they stay eligible.

If you live in Scotland

Children will stay on DLA until they're transferred to Child Disability Payment instead. Then they'll receive Child Disability Payment until they're 18.

Moving to Child Disability Payment?

Related FAQs

Am I eligible to join the Scheme?

You need a qualifying mobility allowance with at least 12 months left to apply to join the Scheme. Check if you're eligible.

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Can two people in my home be on the Scheme?

You can have as many people in your home on the Scheme as you want, as long as they’re all eligible to join.

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Can I join the Scheme on Attendance Allowance?

You cannot apply to join the Scheme if you receive Attendance Allowance.

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Can young drivers join the Scheme?

You can only have one driver under 21 on your Certificate of Motor Insurance. This could be the disabled customer, or another driver living at the same address.

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What are location trackers?

Location trackers are one of the ways we make sure our vehicles are being used for the benefit of our customers.

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