The Motability Scheme

Motability Scheme

Under this scheme, you can get help to buy or hire a car, scooter or powered wheelchair if you get any of the following:

  • The mobility component of Personal Independence Payment at the enhanced rate.
  • The mobility component of Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate.
  • The War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement.
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment.

Contact the Motability Scheme to apply.

Road tax exemption (free tax disc)

You may be able to get a free tax disc if you’re disabled. This is available to people who get any of the following:

  • The mobility component of Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate.
  • The mobility component of Personal Independence Payment at the enhanced rate.
  • The War Pensioners Mobility Supplement.
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment.

If you get the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment at the standard rate, you may qualify for a 50% discount on the cost of your tax disc.

For more information, call 0300 123 4321, textphone 0300 790 6201 or visit gov.uk/vehicle-exempt-from-car-tax You can also get renewal forms from your local post office.


Seat belts

If you can’t wear a seat belt for medical reasons, you can get a medical exemption certificate from your doctor. There are also aids and adaptations available that make it easier for people with disabilities to wear a seat belt. For more information, speak to your doctor or contact the Disabled Living Foundation. In Northern Ireland visit nidirect.gov.uk or call 0300 123 1002.


In Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, visit nidirect.gov.uk for more information or contact the Disability and Carers Service.


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The Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme can help with parking costs if you have severe mobility problems.