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:

  • the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment, or
  • the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement.

How can I apply?

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:

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

If you receive the standard rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment, 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.

In Northern Ireland 

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

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.

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Travel to and parking at hospital

You may be able to get help with your travel costs to and from hospital for treatment.

Public and local transport

You may be eligible for special travel rates or community transport services in your area.

The Blue Badge Scheme

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