Motability scheme

Motability gives people with disabilities access to safe, reasonably priced and dependable motorised wheelchairs, scooters or cars.

If you have a disability, the Motability scheme allows you to exchange your mobility allowance for a hire purchase or contract hire mobility package. This package includes:

  • Insurance
  • Servicing
  • Tyre and breakdown cover

Adaptations and wheelchair accessible vehicles are also available. The applicant can be either the driver of the car, or apply as a passenger. Parents and carers can also apply on behalf of a child.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following disability benefits, and you must have at least 12 months award length remaining. Please note that the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through the Scheme.

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)


Useful contacts:

Motability Scheme
Phone: 0300 456 4566