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?