To join the Motability Car Scheme and start enjoying all of the benefits, you must be receiving either of the following allowances/supplements:
Higher Rate Mobility Component (HRMC) of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - currently £57.45 per week
War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS) - currently £64.15 per week.
with the Contract Hire package you don't need to drive. You can nominate up to two drivers who may be friends or relatives, and parents or carers can apply on behalf of a child aged three years and upwards.
Please note: If you choose the Contract Hire scheme you must have at least 12 months' award length remaining. For customers choosing to buy a car with a Hire Purchase agreement, it is normally expected that you will be receiving the allowance for the full length of the agreement.
Proposed drivers must not have any serious driving convictions, disqualifications, or endorsements within the last five years. There are also some restrictions on drivers under 25 and those with provisional licences.
Checking your eligibility
If you would like assistance checking whether you are eligible for either the Disability Living Allowance or the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement, you should contact one of the following agencies:
For enquiries about the Disability Living Allowance (DLA), please contact Disability & Carers Service on 08457 123456 or visit www.direct.gov.uk
For enquiries about the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS), please contact Service Personnel & Veterans Agency on 0800 169 2277 or visit www.veterans-uk.info