The Motability Scheme enables people who qualify for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) to lease a brand-new car and have all the support they need to enjoy stress-free motoring. Here at Birchwood Group, we’re proud to work in partnership with the Motability Scheme, offering a wide range of vehicles from top ŠKODA, Kia, Mitsubishi and Ford.
The Motability Scheme is a government-backed initiative designed to help motorists with a disability retain their independence by exchanging their eligible mobility allowance for the lease on a brand new vehicle.
For those aged over 65, the Motability Scheme remains available assuming you’re in receipt of one of the eligible mobility supplements. Our team of Motability specialists will be able to check your eligibility against the necessary criteria and advise on the suitable options for you.
The Motability Scheme is supported by many of the world’s leading manufacturers, including those represented by Birchwood Group - Ford, Kia, Mitsubishi and ŠKODA. From compact hatchbacks through to family friendly SUVs, a host of models is available.
The Motability Scheme works in the same way with the Personal Independence Payment as it does with other benefits. As such, assuming you have at least 12 months remaining on your award, you will be able lease a vehicle from those included in the Ford, Kia, Mitsubishi and ŠKODA lineups with Birchwood Group.
Assuming that you’re currently in receipt of one the many mobility allowances provided by the government - such as Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA), Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of the Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP), War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement (WPMS), or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) - and have at least 12 months’ award remaining, you should be eligible for the scheme.
Those vehicles available for those receiving the Disability Living Allowance and through the Motability Scheme include a host of models from the likes of Ford, Kia, Mitsubishi and ŠKODA - each of whom is represented by Birchwood Group. Take a look at the vehicles we have available and speak to a member of the team today.
No. At the end of the leasing period - usually three years - you will return the vehicle to the dealership. You will then be able to lease a new vehicle through the scheme or, in some cases, even arrange for an extension of the agreement on your current vehicle.
Insurance is provided by RSA Motability, and entitles you to include up to three drivers on your vehicle policy. All motorists should have a legally valid driving licence and the car should only be used for the benefit of the individual in receipt of the Motability Scheme vehicle.