Quite simply, all those who receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA), or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) are eligible.
For those not receiving an allowance
If you (or the person you care for) are affected by a disability but do not qualify for the higher rate DLA or WPMS, the following organisations may be able to assist you:
Pensions, Disability & Carers Service
Telephone: 08457 123456
Disability Benefits Helpline – Disability Living Allowance
Telephone: 08457 123 456
Textphone: 08457 224 433
Service Personnel & Veterans Agency
Telephone: 0800 169 2277
How the change from DLA to PIP affects eligibility
If you or the person you care for is an existing Motability user, the change from the DLA to the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) may impact on eligibility for the scheme. However, Motability will still lease cars to disabled motorists receiving the enhanced-rate Mobility Component of PIP, as this has the same value as the higher rate DLA Mobility Component.
If you are a current DLA recipient who is awarded the enhanced rate, your Motability eligibility will be unaffected as you move from DLA to PIP. If you receive the new Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) allowance, you may also be eligible to benefit from the Motability Scheme.
To speak with our own Motability specialist, please contact us online, by phone or visit our dealership in person. For full details, please visit the Motability website