How the Motability Scheme Works
The Motability Scheme has over the years helped more than three million disabled people get mobile by exchanging their mobility allowance to lease a new car, and there are currently around 600,000 people nationwide enjoying the benefits of the Motability Scheme, so you’ll be in great company. The scheme is administered by Motability, a not-for-profit registered charity that works with those who receive the Higher Motability Component of the Disability Living Allowance.
Motability is responsible for the finance, administration and maintenance of all Motability cars, so when you lease a car all, or part of your higher rate mobility allowance is paid directly to Motability Operations for the length of the agreement. Included with the agreement is a whole host of benefits and special Motability Adaptations, many of which are free, so the only thing you actually need to budget for is your fuel. What’s more, if you can’t drive yourself, you can even nominate drivers who can drive the mobility car on your behalf, and these named drivers can be friends, family or carers. Also, if it is your child that receives the mobility allowance you can choose to lease a car on their behalf through the scheme.