Motability FAQs

with Vantage Motability

As a specialist in Motability, Vantage Motor Group wants to give you peace of mind with any queries you may have with our dedicated FAQ section. We are based across the Midlands and north of England and offer an array of fantastic offers. Please feel free to get in touch and one of our dedicated experts will be able to assist.

Am I eligible for Motability?

To join the Scheme, you need to be in receipt of Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance, Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment, War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement or Armed Forces Independence Payment.

What is the higher rate mobility component?

Higher rate mobility component is provided by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and can be used to cover the cost of a Motability Scheme lease agreement.

What is contract hire?

Contract Hire is a type of lease agreement that allows Motability Operations Ltd to provide eligible customers with a new car for a specific period of time. 

How does the Motability Scheme work?

The Motability Scheme helps disabled people get mobile. Eligible customers can exchange their mobility allowance to lease a car, scooter, powered wheelchair or wheelchair accessible vehicle.

How does Motability work with PIP?

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) allowance. This may be exchanged for a vehicle on the Motability Scheme. 

Can I learn to drive in my Motability car?

Yes, it is possible to learn to drive in your Motability Scheme car. 

Do you need to have a driving license to qualify for the Motability Scheme?

No, but that means you cannot drive the vehicle. You may, however, nominate a named driver for your Motability Scheme vehicle. For more information, please refer to the Vantage Motability team. 

What is the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement?

War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement is part of a compensation scheme for individuals who are injured as a result of their service in the armed forces.

Who qualifies for the Higher Rate Mobility Component?

For specific guidance on who qualifies for the Higher Rate Mobility Component, we recommend you get in touch with our team of Motability experts. 

Can there be two Motability customers within one household?

Yes, as long as individuals are each eligible for Motability allowance and meet the criteria, there may be more than one customer per household. 

How do I apply for the Motability Scheme and what do I need?

For specific guidance on what is needed and how to apply, contact the Motability team at Vantage Motor Group.