The Motability Scheme is a government-backed initiative that provides motorists with a disability a lease on a brand new car from selected manufacturers.
Eligibility for the Motability Scheme depends on the disability allowance you’re currently in receipt of and the length of award you have remaining. To qualify, you should have at least 12 months’ allowance on the High Rate Mobility DLA (Disability Living Allowance), Enhanced Mobility PIP (Personal Independence Payment), War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS), the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP), or be the Carer/Parent of a child (over three years in age) that qualifies for High Rate Mobility DLA.
The scheme is beneficial for many reasons, with a three-year lease on a brand new car making it hugely desirable. Plus, you have the added benefit of full insurance, breakdown cover and roadside assistance, road tax, any adaptations, and more.
Most major automotive brands are included in the Motability Scheme. At BS Marson, you will be able to choose from a selection of Fiat and Abarth vehicles.
The Motability Scheme enables eligible motorists to exchange their mobility allowance for the lease on a brand-new car.
The lease on a Motability Scheme vehicle typically lasts for three years.
At the end of your lease, you will simply be required to return the vehicle to the dealership from which it came. You will then be able to choose a new model. A reminder letter will be sent three months before the end of the lease to ensure you’ll never be without a vehicle.
Not only does the scheme provide you with a brand-new car, but you also benefit from comprehensive insurance, road tax, breakdown cover and roadside assistance, and any adaptations that may be required.
Up to three named drivers can be added to your agreement and be able to drive your vehicle.
Depending on the mobility supplement you receive, the rates will vary. Both the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HMRC DLA) and the Enhanced Rate of Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP) are currently £59.75 per week; the War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement (WPMS) is currently £66.75 per week; and the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) is currently £145.35 per week.
Applying for the scheme is simple. Assuming you qualify based on your mobility allowance, simply liaise with a member of the team at BS Marson today.
Motability payments start every year on March 5.
Yes. However, please note that changing your Motability car early may incur an additional administration fee.
Up to three named drivers can be added to your Motability car.
As part of the scheme, you will not be required to pay any congestion charges that may otherwise be applicable.
Tracking devices can be fitted to your Motability vehicle. Please speak to a member of the BS Marson Motability team today for more details.
Insurance through the Motability Scheme is provided by RSA Motability (RSAM).