A Quick Guide to Motability

Snows' have all the latest information that you need to know about the program designed to open the door to freedom for disabled drivers in the UK

How much do you know about the Motability Scheme and the people who are eligible?

In total there are 4 types of Motability customers, including:

1. Higher Rate Mobility Component of DLA,

2. the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of PIP,

3. the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement,

4. or the Armed Forces Independence Payment.

Snows are working with Motability UK in a mission to create more awareness of the Enhanced Rate Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP) to disabled drivers and whoever is eligible to apply for a Motability lease vehicle. Discover all the information that you need to know, right here...

What is PIP?

In April 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) introduced a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP) which will now gradually replace the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for eligible disabled people aged between 16 and 64. Like DLA, PIP has two components: a “daily living” component and a “mobility” component. Each component has two rates of payment: a “standard” rate and an “enhanced” rate. Like DLA, PIP is not means-tested or taxable, and can be paid whether the claimant is working or not.

Who will be affected by PIP?

PIP will replace DLA for disabled people aged between 16 and 64, even if they currently have an “indefinite” or “lifetime” DLA award. DLA will remain for children until they reach the age of 16. DLA will continue to be available for those aged 65 and over on 8 April 2013 (on 20 June 2016 in Northern Ireland). PIP was introduced in 2013 and assessments are being carried out throughout the UK to see if existing DLA recipients qualify for PIP which has different criteria than DLA, some DLA recipients will not qualify for PIP therefore will no longer receive any benefit or will be reduced from both components to just the daily living component, PIP is expected to totally replace DLA by 2020.

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