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To be eligible to join the Motability Scheme, you need to receive one of the following mobility allowances 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)

As of April 2021, this allowance is £62.55 per week.

If you are aged between 16 and 64, you must have 12-months of your allowance remaining to be eligible for the scheme.
If you have less than 12-months, your mobility component will now be assessed through Personal Independence Payment (see below).

If you were 65 on or before 8 April 2013 (20 June 2016 in Northern Ireland) and have 12 months or more left on your DLA higher rate mobility component, you are eligible for Motability.
If your child is under 16 and has 12 months or more left on their DLA higher rate mobility component, they are eligible for Motability.

If your child does not yet have the Disability Living Allowance higher rate mobility component you can determine whether they are eligible here.

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

As of April 2021, this allowance is £62.55 per week.

As part of the government’s Welfare Reform programme, for disabled people aged between 16 and 64, Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is being replaced by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) benefit.
This process began in April 2013 in Great Britain and 20 June 2016 in Northern Ireland. 
You must have 12-months of your allowance remaining to be eligible for the Motability Scheme.

If you have less than 12 months remaining or you have received a letter from the DWP inviting you to apply for PIP, you can call the Motability Customers Services team on 0300 456 4566 to discuss extending the lease on your current car so you can keep it until you find out the result.

If you are no longer eligible to use the Scheme but joined before 2013, you will be offered a transition support package by Motability.
we will be happy to discuss your options with you.

War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)

As of April 2021, this allowance is £69.85 per week.

If you are receiving the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement, which is provided by Veterans UK, you are eligible for Motability.

Armed Forces Independent Payment (AFIP)

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 introduced AFIP as a new allowance. If you are receiving the Armed Forces Independent Payment, you are eligible for Motability.