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

Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

What is AFIP?

This is for service personnel and veterans who have been seriously injured in service on or after 6 April 2005.

It’s extra money to cover any costs you might have because of your injury.

Can I get AFIP?

The higher rate mobility part of AFIP is currently £75.75 per week. You can apply for the Motability Scheme if you have at least 12 months left on your allowance.

You might be able to claim AFIP if you’ve been seriously injured as a service personnel or in the armed forces.

You might be eligible for AFIP if:

If you’re eligible for AFIP, you do not need an initial or future assessment, and you’ll keep receiving payments throughout your life. It is not means-tested or affected by earnings, other income or savings.

You cannot get AFIP if you already receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA), Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS).

You can see more about who is eligible and how to apply on the Veterans UK website, or you can call 0808 1914 218.

How much can I receive?

The mobility component of this allowance is currently £75.75 per week. That’s the same as DLA and PIP.

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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 people join the Scheme?

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

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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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