You could qualify for the Motability Scheme if you receive any of the following benefits:
- The Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA);
- The Enhanced Rate for Mobility on the Personal Independence Payment (PIP);
- The War Pensioners Mobility Supplement (WPMS);
- The Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).
There’s no upper age limit for the scheme, providing you receive one of the allowances listed above, but it is important to note that at the time you apply, you must have at least 12 months of benefits remaining. The Attendance Allowance is not a qualifying benefit.
Do I Need a Driving Licence?
If you opt for the Mobility scheme you do not need to drive. You can nominate friends and family members as drivers if you’re not able to drive the car yourself. Up to two drivers can be nominated for free, with an extra cost for a third person. All of the people you nominate should live within five miles of your address, and have to agree to Motability’s terms and conditions.
The eligibility of your nominated drivers will depend on their ages, any criminal record they might have, and the insurance group of the Motability car you choose. Only one driver under the age of 21 is allowed, and drivers up to the age of 25 can only drive models with 115bhp or less in insurance brackets 1-16. Speak to one of our Motability Specialists for more information.