If you, or the person you care for, receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or the War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement, then the answer is YES!
Disability Living Allowance is ending for people born after 8 April 1948, and are 16 or over, and being replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP). If you already have DLA for a mobility car the change to PIP may affect your Motability eligibility.
However, the Motability Scheme will continue to lease cars to disabled people who receive the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of PIP, which has the same value as the Higher Rate Mobility Component of DLA.
If you are an existing DLA recipient who is awarded the Enhanced Rate, then your Motability lease will continue as you move from Disability Living Allowance to PIP. Another new mobility allowance, called the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP), is being introduced as well. If you receive this allowance, you could also be eligible to join the Motability Scheme.
Need more help?
If you are not sure if you, or the person you care for, qualify for the higher rate Disability Living Allowance, enhanced rate Personal Independence Payment, War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement or Armed Forces Independence Payment then the following organisations will be able to help:
Tel: 0345 712 3456
Tel: 0345 712 3456
Textphone: 0345 722 4433
Tel: 0808 1914 2 18
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