A Look At How The Motability Scheme Works
The Motability Scheme was set up in order to help disabled people lease a car, wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV), powered wheelchair or scooter. Thescheme currenly has over half a million members, who it assists in leasing a vehicle, as well as extra elements such as insurance, maintenance and servicing.
Disabled people can pay for this vehicle packages and rentals by exhanging their motibility allowance, which is provided weekly by the government. This allows disabled people to rent a brand new, custom designed vehicle, without having to worry about making a major financial commitment.
The scheme is open to any disabled person who currently recieves a war pensioners’ motibility supplement or the motibility component of disability living allowance (higher rate). If you do want to join the scheme, you won’t have to undertake any medical evaluations or be put on any waiting lists. You can even still apply if you don’t drive, as you can be awared a vehicle as a passenger. In a very similar way, parents can apply for disabled children, and carers can make an application on behalf of someone who may be unable to do so.
Once you apply for the scheme, you can choose from either the car scheme, or the powered wheelchair and scooter scheme, depending on your needs.
The car scheme gives you a brand new car or WAV every five years, including insurance, service and maintenance, breakdown cover, replacement tyes and windows and free additional modifications. The car hire scheme also features a hire purchase option, should you want to eventually own the vehicle outright. There’s a massive range offor you to browse, including the critically acclaimed .
The powered wheelchair and scooter scheme includes a brand new scooter or wheelchair every three years, with insurance, breakdown assistance, servicing and maintenance and free battery replacement. With the previous scheme, you would need to exchange the entirety of your weekly mobility allowance, whereas with this scheme most products are available for less than the full amount of your government allowance.