If you have questions about the Motability Scheme, browse through our answers to the most commonly asked questions.
What is the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement?
This is a mobility allowance provided by Veterans UK and it can be used to pay for the lease on a Motability vehicle. The War Pensioners’ Motability Supplement is currently £64.15 per week.
What is the Higher Rate Mobility Component?
This is a mobility allowance provided by the Department for Work and Pensions which can be used to pay for the lease on a Motability car. The Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance is currently £57.45 per week. The government is in the process of replacing this with the Personal Independence Payment for people aged between 16 and 64.
Who qualifies for the Higher Rate Mobility Component?
The Department for Work and Pensions decided who receives the Higher Rate Mobility Component so you should contact them with any queries.
What age can I first receive the mobility allowance?
It can be received from a person’s third birthday, and you can apply before that date so that the award starts from when the disabled child turns three. If a child under the age of three has had their mobility allowance confirmed you can apply for the Motability Scheme up to three months before their third birthday, but the agreement cannot start until the allowance is received.
I have less than 12 months’ allowance – can I still apply for a Motability car?
No, in order to join the Motability Scheme you will need to extend or renew your allowance through the Department for Work and Pensions.
Can one household have two Motability customers?
There is no limit on how many Motability users can live in one household, as long as each applicant meets the eligibility criteria. The number of non-Motability users in the household also has no effect on your eligibility for the Motability Scheme.
Can any other allowance be used with Motability?
You can exchange all or part of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance, the Personal Independence Payment, the War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement or the Armed Forces Independence Payment. No other allowance can be used through the Motability Scheme.