PIP and Motability Important Information The following are extracts from Motability PIP information External Site Icon. From October 2013, children reaching the age of 16 and existing DLA recipients whose fixed term DLA award ends, or who report a change in their condition, will be invited to apply for PIP. From October 2015, all other DLA recipients including those with 'indefinite' or 'lifetime' DLA awards will be invited to apply for PIP. The process of reassessing current DLA recipients should be complete by 2018. If DWP invite you to apply for PIP, you will need to make a claim for the new PIP benefit within four weeks of being invited to do so. If you do not make a claim for PIP, DWP will suspend and then stop your DLA payments completely. It is very important that you do not ignore any communications from DWP; please read any letters you receive carefully and respond with any deadlines. The changes explained above will apply to England, Wales and Scotland. The Motability Scheme will work with PIP in the same way as it did with DLA. Motability will continue to lease cars, powered wheelchairs and scooters to disabled people who receive either: •The Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of PIP (from April 2013) which will have the same value as the Higher Rate Mobility Component of DLA •The War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement If you are an existing DLA recipient who is awarded the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of PIP, then your Motability lease will continue as you move from DLA to PIP. If you are an existing DLA recipient who has not received the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of PIP, you will not be eligible to use the Motability Scheme. If this happens: •The leasing agreement will end •Motability will arrange with you for the vehicle to be returned •Motability refunds any Advance Payment on a pro-rata basis e.g. if the agreement ended after one year of a three year lease, two-thirds of the Advance Payment would be refunded •Subject to terms and conditions, Motability may in some cases be able to offer the vehicle for sale to you •You will not be charged for any early termination penalties or administration charges
The Motability Scheme We are partners with the Scheme and the Federation has enjoyed friendly relationships with senior personnel from Motability for many years. Please note Motability have introduced the following limitations to the scheme: •They will offer only cars with an Advance Payment of £2000 or less. •You will still be able to get help above this level if your disability-related needs require it. •Your nominated driver must live within 5 miles of you. •Motability also will not accept nominated drivers under the age of 21 unless they live with you. •Motability will require a Statement of Responsibilities to be signed at the beginning of each lease by you, the nominated drivers and the supplying motor dealer. •Young drivers under the age of 25 are restricted to cars in ABI Insurance Group 16 or lower which also have a power output of 115 BHP or less.
The following information was provide with co-operation from the Motability scheme. The Motability Scheme has been providing cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs since 1978 to ensure disabled people and their families can enjoy freedom and independence. Anyone who receives the enhanced rate of the mobility component' of the of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP) or War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement can exchange their weekly payment to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair. Cars Established to enable disabled people to access affordable, worry-free motoring, Motability provides customers with a brand new car as part of an all-inclusive lease package that offers insurance, servicing, RAC breakdown assistance and replacement tyres. Motability currently offers around 400 adaptations through the Motability Managed Adaptations Programme, with many popular driving adaptations available at no extra cost. For more information about leasing a car through Motability see motability.co.uk External Site Icon or call 0800 093 1000. Powered Wheelchairs and Scooters Motability also offers disabled people the opportunity to lease a brand new scooter or powered wheelchair every three years including insurance, servicing and maintenance, full breakdown assistance, and tyre and battery replacement. For more information on leasing a scooter or powered wheelchair from Motability see motability.co.uk External Site Icon or call 0800 953 3060. The worry-free package includes: •A wide range of brand new cars to choose from •Insurance, servicing and maintenance •Full RAC breakdown assistance •Tyre and windscreen replacement •60,000 mileage allowance over the three years •Many adaptations available at no extra cost