Motability Eligibility Allowance Scheme

Checking your Motability allowance eligibility is the first step to accessing the Motability scheme and your new car.

Joining the Motability scheme has no effect on any other allowances you may receive, and those eligible can choose a car from a variety of Jardine Motors car brands. As a result, Motability cars come in all shapes and sizes and can be hugely beneficial to disabled motorists in various ways.

If you receive mobility allowances from the government, you may be eligible to exchange them for a three-year lease on a new car from Jardine Motors Group Motability dealers. With no upper age limit and parents or guardians able to order a car on behalf of their children (aged three and above) the Motability Scheme really is open to almost everybody.


Allowance Eligibility:

You need to receive one of the following allowances to be eligible to join the Motability Scheme:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
    As of 11 April 2018, this allowance is £59.75 per week.
  • Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
    As of 09 April 2018, this allowance is £59.75 per week.
  • War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
    As of 11 April 2018, this allowance is £66.75 per week.
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
    As of 11 April 2018, the mobility element of the allowance is £59.75 per week.

Additional Motability Eligibility Criteria:

There must be at least 12 months remaining on the allowance and only the higher or enhanced rate of mobility allowance is used. Note you cannot use the Attendance Allowance to lease a car on the Motability Scheme.

Two named drivers (including yourself) can be nominated on the lease and a third driver can be added at an extra cost. This means your friends, family and carers can drive the disability car as well.

Nominated drivers should live within five miles of your house and only one driver is allowed to be under the age of 21. Any proposed drivers with convictions or disqualifications within the last five years will not be allowed.

To find out more and check if you are eligible, get in touch with your nearest Jardine dealership or directly with the Motability charity.


Browse our list of Motability cars and prices here.