Vantage Motability FAQs

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As a specialist with the Motability Scheme, Vantage Motor Group want to give you peace of mind with any queries you may have with our dedicated FAQ section. We are based across the north of England and offer an array of fantastic offers. If you have a question we haven't answered, 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. You can check your eligibility here.

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, where you pay a monthly cost and return the vehicle at the end of your lease. 

How does the Motability Scheme work?

The Motability Scheme helps disabled people get mobile in a vehicle suited to their needs. 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. 

What is an Online Motability Account?

You can check your eligibility; manage your application and get payments quicker all from the comfort of your own home with an Online Motability Account. Simply sign up today and start your application at a time that suits you.

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, either nominate a named driver for your Motability Scheme vehicle or learn to drive in your Motability Scheme car. For more information, please refer to the Vantage Motability team. 

What is a New Vehicle Payment?

You can now benefit from a £750 vehicle payment when you purchase your new Motability vehicle. This can either help towards your Advance Payment or you can have this paid to you in full after your vehicle has been delivered.

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, you can have up to three named drivers ensured on your Motability vehicle. These can be changed at any time, for more information please contact our Motability experts.

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 or simply sign up today and start your application at a time that suits you.