Eligibility for the Motability Scheme
If you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component (HRMC) of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or A War Pensioners Mobility Supplement (WPMS), you're eligible for a Volkswagen under the Volkswagen Motability scheme.
There is no upper age limit. As long as you receive one of the allowances, you are eligible for the Scheme. Parents or guardians can order a car on behalf of a child aged three years and above, who is receiving HRMC DLA.
To lease a car through Motability, you must have at least 12 months' award length remaining. Only the Higher Rate Mobility Component is used. Other parts of the DLA are not affected. Unfortunately the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through Motability.
Would you like to add a driver?
If you receive the allowance but are unable to drive, you can nominate up to two drivers, and a third at an additional cost. These may be friends or relatives; parents or careers can apply on behalf of a child aged three years or older.
Nominated drivers should normally live within five miles of the disabled customer's address. You’ll also need to confirm that all proposed drivers agree to the terms and conditions for using a Motability car.
Only one nominated driver under 21 is permitted. This can be you or another driver who lives at your address. Drivers under the age of 25 can only drive cars in the lower ABI insurance groups of one to 16 and with a brake horsepower rating of 115BHP or less.
Please bear in mind that proposed drivers with certain convictions, disqualifications or endorsements within the last five years will not be allowed.