Who Qualifies for the Motability Scheme?

The Motability Scheme makes it easy to buy and own a mobility product, be it a powered wheelchair or mobility scooter. With three years’ full parts and labour warranty included as standard on all products bought through the scheme – as well as free annual servicing – it’s no wonder why so many people choose to take advantage.

Before you can apply, however, you need to work out whether you’re eligible. This page will help you answer that, and offer next steps to help you apply and take full advantage of all the scheme has to offer.

How to Take Advantage of the Scheme

In order to apply for the Motability Scheme, you must currently receive one of the following benefits.

  • Higher rate mobility part of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Higher rate mobility part of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • Enhanced rate mobility part of Adult Disability Payment (Scotland)
  • Higher rate mobility component of Child Disability Payment (Scotland)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP

Provided you currently receive one of the benefits listed above (and have at least 12 months remaining on your allowance), you will be able to purchase a scooter or wheelchair through the Motability Scheme no matter your age.

Below, we’ll explain how you can do exactly that.

How does Motability work with PIP?

Before we explain the application process, let’s answer a frequently asked question. As one of Cambridgeshire’s leading Motability specialists, customers often ask us how much of their PIP payment will go towards the Motability scheme.

The enhanced rate mobility component of PIP currently ranges between £15 and £71 per week depending on the scooter or wheelchair you choose. Therefore, if you purchase a mobility scooter or powered wheelchair through Motability, this payment will be used to pay for it (alongside the other benefits that Motability includes, such as free servicing and repairs). Within the three-year contract, this pricing will remain fixed throughout. Please note that you must have at least 12 months’ PIP remaining in order to take advantage of the Motability Scheme.


How to Get Started

At The Mobility Aids Centre, our mission is to simplify the Motability application process as much as possible. With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, we understand the process inside and out – and we can help you complete the entire process from start to finish. You can also have a read of our frequently asked questions here.

To get started, explore our range of mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs to identify which products meet your needs. We offer a wide range of products such as the Kymco Maxi XLS and Airium, so there are plenty of different options available. If you need a hand, don’t hesitate to ask our team for advice.

Once you’ve narrowed down your selection, get in touch with our team of specialists. Not only can they help you select a suitable scooter or wheelchair, they can apply for the scheme on your behalf, saving you the time and hassle. They’ll be able to confirm whether or not you’re eligible, before handling the entire process from start to finish. There really is no simpler way to take advantage of the Motability Scheme.


Example Motability Scheme Products

Alumalite facing forward

The Apex Alumalite allows you to experience the convenience of a lightweight, compact travel scooter. One of the manufacturer’s lightest four-wheeled scooters yet!

Discover The Alumalite
Golden Lemon

The Kymco K-ACVTIV is the latest in powerchair technology, designed to be the most flexible fixed-frame powered wheelchair on the market.

View the K-Activ
Folding Scooter

The Pride® Quest Folding Scooter is perfect for the active lifestyle with great performance indoors and out.

See the Pride Quest