Can I Qualify For The Motability Scheme?

What is the Motability Scheme?

Founded on 25th July 1978, the Motability Scheme was set out with the aim to aid those with disabilities to become more mobile. This is done by using their mobility allowance to lease a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair. Across the UK, the Motability Scheme has provided over 600,000 deals to customers and their families, bringing with it enormous freedom and independence in their lives.

Aside from allowing the disabled and elderly the chance to become more independent, the key benefit of the mobility scooter scheme is that it is an all-inclusive package that most leasing or finance deals offer as an extra. This means insurance, regular maintenance, servicing and comprehensive breakdown cover all come as standard with the scheme. All you need to do is charge the battery and you’re good to go!

Plus, the vast majority of the Motability Scheme deals require no advance payment! This means you can get a mobility scooter lease without having to go outside of the mobility allowance you receive.

Who Can Join the Motability Scheme?

As previously mentioned, the Motability Scheme is conducted around mobility allowance. To be eligible for this wheelchair/mobility scooter scheme, you need to receive one of the following mobility allowances and have at least 12 months remaining:


  • The Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP). Starting from the 9th April 2023, the allowance is £71.00 per week.
  • The Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA). Starting from the 11th April 2023, the allowance is £71.00 per week.
  • The War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS). Starting from the 11th April 2023, the allowance is £79.25 per week.
  • The Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP).  Starting from 11th April 2023, the allowance is £71.00 per week.


The beauty of the Motability Scheme is that you are not limited to a certain type of mobility aid. There are so many different types of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs available for you to choose from!

The Motability Scheme offers a simple “Eligibility Checker” tool which helps you check if you are able to join the scheme. You can either check for yourself or someone else. To find out if you are eligible for a wheelchair or scooter on Motability with The Mobility Aids Centre, click the link to this page.

How Do You Join the Motability Scheme?

Joining the Motability Scheme is very simple and can be done in 4 simple steps:

    1. Use the  eligibility tool to check whether you are entitled to join the Motability Scheme.
    2. Browse our website to see our full range of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters available on the Motability scheme.
    3. Once you have picked your perfect mobility scooter or powered wheelchair within your mobility allowance, arrange a viewing or a test drive in our Peterborough showroom.
    4. Lease your new mobility scooter or powered wheelchair and enjoy your fully inclusive lease package that includes insurance, servicing, maintenance and comprehensive breakdown cover.

Lease Our Range of Mobility Scooters & Powered Wheelchairs

At the Mobility Aids Centre, we have an extensive range of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs that you can use as part of the Mobility Scheme.

One of our most popular mobility scooters is the Kymco Agility Electric Mobility Scooter. With its long-lasting 25-mile range and high-performance oil-dampened suspension, it makes moving around simple, easy, and speedy while maintaining the comfort needed for day-to-day use.

Your choice doesn’t stop there, view our full range of mobility scooters and discover your next vessel for an independent future.

Our Partnership – The Motability

For many years, we have been working very closely with the Motability Scheme to help our customers find the best option to aid their mobility and continue it for as long as possible. Our Peterborough showroom doubles up as an in-house repair centre that offers fast and convenient repairs to ensure you are back to moving as quickly as possible.

You can find out on our motability eligibility page if you qualify for the Motability wheelchair and mobility scooter scheme or you can contact us today for professional assistance in choosing the mobility option that suits you, get in touch today.
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