If you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or the War Pensioners' Motability Supplement, getting a new car is easier and more affordable than ever. Even if you don't drive, you can still lease a vehicle through the scheme and nominate someone to drive it for you. You simply turn all or part of your allowance into the car of your choice.
It is also possible to have a used car on Hire Purchase. For vehicles to qualify for this they must be less than 3 years old at the point of handover and have done less than 45,000 miles. Finance on Used HP agreements will be available for 3, 4 and 5 years and the maximum age of a used vehicle at the end of the HP agreement is now 7 years.
The Motability Car Scheme enables people to obtain a brand new car using their government-funded mobility allowances. At Desira, our Motability specialists are dedicated to making it as easy as possible to choose the right car for you.
The Government has now introduced the new allowance called the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which will gradually replace the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for disabled people aged between 16 and 64. The Motability Scheme will work with PIP in the same way as is it does with DLA.
Please contact us if you have any further queries.