There are a variety of financial aids / grants available to help users purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
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The Motability Scheme enables anyone in receipt of a higher rate mobility allowance (such as the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment or the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance) to use their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter, powered wheelchair or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.
You simply exchange all, or part of your mobility allowance to lease the vehicle of your choice. You choose the vehicle you want at a price that works for you, and payments will be deducted from your higher rate mobility allowance every four weeks.
Motability’s standard lease is over three years, or five years if you are leasing a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. Motability take care of running costs such as insurance for up to three named drivers (this does not have to be you), servicing, maintenance, breakdown cover, tyre repair and replacement and windscreen repairs. All you need to do is add fuel and go.
The Motability Scheme provides a simple way to lease a new car, scooter, or powered wheelchair without the worry of owning or running one.
Since it began in 1978, the Motability Scheme has helped millions of disabled people and their families gain independence and freedom, with an overall customer satisfaction of 98%. The Motability Scheme is delivered on a day-to-day basis by Motability Operations Ltd, under contract to Motability.
Motability has over 600,000 customers who receive a new car, powered wheelchair or scooter via recommended dealers every three years – or alternatively a wheelchair accessible vehicle every five years – as well as a number of benefits including road tax, servicing and maintenance and full breakdown assistance.
Motability, as a national charity, may be able to provide charitable grants to disabled people who would otherwise be unable to afford the vehicle, adaptations or driving lessons they need.