Who is eligible for the Motability Scheme?

Since it first launched in 1978, the Motability Scheme has helped over three million people to get mobile by supplying a new car, scooter or powered wheelchair. You can benefit too, but first need to understand whether or not you are eligible.

The scheme works by taking your government-funded mobility allowance and using it to pay for a lease on your preferred mobility option. When applying through Drayton smart this means one of the manufacturer’s brand new city cars. The charity aims to support as many motorists as possible, and therefore counts those who receive one of a number of allowances as being eligible. They are the:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).

To be eligible you must also have at least 12 months of awards remaining, and there is no upper age limit. What’s more, the parents or guardian of a child aged three years or over who receives the HRMC DLA can apply for a vehicle to use on their behalf. Please note that the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through the scheme.

If you require any more information on Motability Scheme eligibility, you can speak with a specialist adviser employed at one of our four Drayton smart dealerships for answers to your questions.