Am I eligible for the Motability Scheme?​

The Motability Scheme is for disabled people who want to exchange their mobility allowance from the government for a car. To be eligible for this scheme you must have 12 months award length remaining or more. The Attendance Allowance can not be used to enter the Motability Scheme and only the Enhanced or Higher rate of the mobility allowance can be used.

To be eligible for the Motability scheme you must receive one of the following:

Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance

This is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), You must have a minimum of 12 months' award length remaining. ​

Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)​

The Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is being replaced by Personal Independence Payment. This is for people ages 16 to 64 and works the same way it would with DLA. 

War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement

This can be used to cover your Motability agreement and is provided by Veterans UK.​

Armed Forces Independence Payment

The Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) can be used to cover your Motability agreement.


Other Eligibility Considerations:

  • You must have at least 12 months' mobility allowance remaining
  • You can only use the enhanced or higher allowance
  • There is no age limit that effects effect eligibility
  • Attendance allowance does not make you eligible
  • Up to two named drivers can be put on the lease
  • A third driver named driver can be added to the lease for an additional fee
  • Even if you don't drive, a car can still be leased if you are eligible
  • Only one nominated driver under 21 years of age is allowed
  • If you are under 25 you can only drive cars with 115BHP or less in the lower ABI insurance groups
  • Certain convictions or endorsements can exclude you from eligibility