Who and What is Motability?
Motability Operations LTD is an independent company responsible for the finance, administration, and maintenance of the Motability Scheme. All Motability Scheme vehicles are leased to customers by Motability Operations LTD and are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
They support people with disabilities in achieving greater independence, through access to affordable, worry-free mobility. Through the Motability Scheme they lease Cars, Scooters and Electric Wheelchairs to people in exchange for their mobility allowance.
Motability Operations LTD are passionate about improving lives of their customers and their families and focus on meeting their needs. They aim to offer unbeatable value and provide award-winning customer service. All their profits are reinvested into the Scheme for the benefits of customers.
Motability Operations LTD work under contract to Motability a national charity, founded in 1977, with the purpose of enhancing the lives of disabled people with transportation solutions and charitable grant programmes. Motability charity are responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the Motability Scheme.
What is Mobility Allowance?
Your Mobility Allowance is one of the following: -
- Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC of PIP)
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC of DLA)
- War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of Child Disability Payment (Scotland)
If you receive one of the above allowances, then you can apply to join the Motability Scheme. Only the person in receipt of the allowance can use the scooter or electric wheelchair.
To check if you receive one of these mobility allowances, contact the Department for Work and Pensions help on 03457 123456.
You need to have at least 12 months remaining on your award when you apply to join the Scheme. If your allowance is due to end during your lease, you just need to make sure that the allowance is renewed with your benefit payment agency. However, if your award is not renewed, for whatever reason, you just hand the scooter or electric wheelchair back – you won’t be liable for any costs after the product is handed back.