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The Motability Scheme

Use your Motability allowance to lease a brand-new car through the Motability Scheme

What is the Motability Scheme?

The Motability Scheme is an all-inclusive way for people who are in receipt of a mobility allowance to drive a brand new vehicle with the cost of everything, except fuel, covered as part of the lease agreement.

A mobility allowance offers many people with a disability help with the extra costs they may face because of their disabilities. Since being established in 1978 over 600,000 people have chosen to spend it on a brand new car or wheelchair accessible vehicle with the Motability Scheme.

You can also name up to two drivers for your vehicle, so if your carer, a family member or a friend could drive your Motability car. Plus you get a brand new car every three years, so if your circumstances change or even if you just fancy something different, it's really easy.

How does the Motability Scheme Work?​

Exchange your qualifying mobility allowance for a brand-new car, wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV, scooter or powered wheelchair, so you can enjoy more freedom and independence.

All you need to do is:

  1. Find the right vehicle from the latest Motability offers and decide if you’d like any adaptations fitting.
  2. Make an appointment with your nearest Motability accredited center.
  3. Place your order, with our Motability Specialists.

Your Motability lease will last for 3 years, so at the end of the lease simply drop the car back off at the dealership you picked it up from and arrange for a new one to be ordered.

Do you have a question about the Motability Scheme? Check out our Motability FAQs

I’ve had a letter that my lease won’t be extended, what do I do?

In May 2024, Motability announced that from 15th August 2024, automatic six-month lease extensions will no longer be offered. There is no reason to worry, simply make an appointment with the Motability Specialist at your nearest dealership and order your next car!

Who can join the Motability Scheme?

To be eligible for the Motability Scheme, you must be in receipt of one of the following, as well as have at least 12 months' award length remaining:

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

If a child under the age of three has their allowance confirmed, you can apply for the Motability Scheme up to three months before the child’s third birthday. However, the lease cannot start until the child has received their allowance.

For children over the age of three, you can apply for the Motability Scheme but you will need to apply in the name of the child’s appointee, for example a parent or guardian, who is responsible for the child’s allowance of higher rate mobility part of DVLA.

What’s included on the Motability Scheme?

The all-inclusive worry-free package from Motability includes:

  • A new car every three years
  • Insurance
  • Breakdown cover
  • Servicing, maintenance and repairs
  • Adaptations, many at no extra cost
  • Road tax
  • Window & Windscreen repair / replacement
  • Up to 60,000 mileage allowance over 3 years
  • BP Chargemaster Wallbox (With full electric vehicles)

Motability Scheme Eligibility

The scheme is primarily designed for people with disabilities who receive one of the following government-funded mobility allowances:

Mobility Allowance Name

Weekly Mobility Allowance

Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)


Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)


War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)


Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)


New Vehicle Payment

You can receive £750 towards your new Motability Vehicle with the ‘New Vehicle Payment’. This payment is available when you apply for or renew your Motability Vehicle before the end of December 2024.

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