Who is eligible for Motability?

Motability gives you the ability to lease a new car from Pulman in exchange for your government-funded mobility allowance. The scheme is open to anyone who receives one of the following benefits and has at least 12 months’ award length remaining at the point of application:

  • Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)

It doesn’t matter how old you are. As long as you receive one of the allowances, you are eligible for the scheme. Parents and guardians can also order cars on behalf of a child aged three or above who is receiving HRMC DLA. If you’re unable to drive, you can nominate up to two named drivers as part of your lease; these can be yourself, friends, family or carers. You can also add a third driver for an additional cost.

In order to protect the Scheme, there are a few rules surrounding who can drive your car:

  • Named drivers should live within five miles of the disabled customer’s address.
  • Only one named driver under 21 is permitted – this could be the disabled customer, or another driver living at the same address.
  • We will only accept drivers who have a legally valid driving licence.
  • Further terms and conditions can be found here.

Need help checking your eligibility?

If you would like assistance checking whether you are eligible for Motability, contact one of the following agencies:

  • For DLA or PIP queries, visit the Department for Work and Pensions website, or telephone 08457 123456.
  • Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
  • For WPMS or AFIP queries, contact the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency on 0800 169 2277 or visit the Veterans UK website.