The Motability Scheme – are you eligible?

Before test driving a Motability car and making your application with the help of a scheme specialist, it is important to check that you are eligible.

Generally, you will be if you receive one of the following government-funded mobility allowances and are due at least 12 months of payments.

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA) (£57.45 per week as of April 8, 2015);
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP) (£57.45 per week as of April 6, 2015);

  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) (£64.15 per week as of April 6, 2015); or
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) (The mobility element of the allowance is £57.45 per week as of April 8, 2015).

Age limits and eligibility

There is no upper age limit to become a scheme user, no matter which of the above allowances you receive. If you are thinking about applying on behalf of a child, the HRMC DLA can be used from when they are aged three and above. The HRMC DLA stops when the recipient turns 16, but they can then apply for the Personal Independence Payment.

Finding out more about eligibility

The Motability website has lots more helpful information on eligibility, including a simple eligibility checker tool if you are still unsure if you can apply.

You can also speak to a Motability specialist at Crayford and Abbs in Bodham or Mundesley for guidance on applying. Call us today or make an online enquiry to find out more about the scheme and its benefits.