What Does Motability Mean?

Motability is a charity that oversees the Motability Scheme. Currently the Scheme has more than 650,000 customers and helps disabled people, their families and carers lease a new car, powered wheelchair or mobility scooter using their disability benefit. Motability was founded in 1977 and since its creation has seen over three million cars, mobility scooters and powerchairs provided to help people with their mobility needs.

What Is the Motability Scheme?

The Motability Scheme is a Scheme that is designed to get people who need assisted mobility mobile by exchanging their higher rate mobility allowance to lease a new affordable car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle or a scooter / powered wheelchair. This Scheme is designed to be simple and easy whilst also including insurance, servicing and maintenance as well as breakdown cover being included.

How Does the Motability Scheme Work?

The Motability Scheme works by allowing anyone that is in receipt of a higher rate mobility allowance to use their allowance to lease a new affordable car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle or a scooter / powered wheelchair. The Scheme is designed to provide you with a stress-free and simple way to access a brand new reliable vehicle of your choice to help with your mobility needs and requirements.

Who Qualifies for Motability?

Any one who receives higher rate mobility allowance (Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment or the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance for example.)  Those in receipt of War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement & Armed Forces Independence Payment are also able to qualify for Motability and use their allowance to lease a new affordable car or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle or a scooter / powered wheelchair.

Can I Get Motability?

You are able to check if you are eligible using the eligibility checker on the Motability website. If you are in receipt of the DLA, PIP, WPMS or AFIP and have at least 12 months remaining on your allowance when you apply then you are able to qualify for the Motability scheme. This will allow you to lease your Motability vehicle.

Do Care Plus Offer Mobility Products Through the Motability Scheme?

Yes, here at Care Plus Mobility, we are proud to be Motability Accredited. We can help support you during the entire process to help you find the perfect mobility vehicle for your needs. We are able to help with your application for the Motability scheme when looking to lease a powerchair or mobility scooter as well as help you choose the perfect mobility vehicle to suit your needs and requirements.

What are the Benefits of Leasing a Powerchair or Mobility Scooter With Motability?

Most scooters and powerchairs cost less per week to lease than your mobility allowance which therefore allows for the rest of the allowance to be paid to you. With hundreds of products to choose from, leasing your powerchair or mobility scooter with Motability is a great way to use your higher rate mobility allowance and enjoy increased mobility with your new vehicle.

What Else is Provided During My Lease?

The Motability Scheme allows you to lease your powerchair or mobility scooter every 3 years. Also included in the lease is insurance, replacement tyres, maintenance, servicing and batteries through the Scheme. These are all included within the lease which allows you to enjoy increased mobility without having to worry about the costs of maintaining your mobility scooter or powered wheelchair.

How Can I Arrange for My Lease?

To arrange for your lease, our expert team can help you. We can also offer an assessment to help you find the perfect powerchair or mobility scooter that meets your needs and requirements. We have a number of powerchairs and mobility scooters available to allow you to have a wide range of choices when looking for your new mobility vehicle.

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