Donnelly Group Motability
Motability is a government-funded scheme designed to allow disabled people and their families greater autonomy in their personal transport. Utilising the Mobility Allowance benefit, customers of the scheme are able to purchase a modified vehicle from a specialist dealership at a reduced cost. The programme has been running since 1978, and since that time has provided more than three and a half million cars to disabled customers across the country.
Eligibility for the scheme is dependent on the type of Mobility Allowance the customer receives. If you are currently in receipt of one of the list of approved benefits, with at least 12 months' award length left, you may well qualify for the scheme – see our 'Eligibility' page for full details.
The Government has begun to replace Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for disabled people aged between 16 and 64. This process began in Northern Ireland from 20 June 2016. If you are awarded the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of PIP, you will continue to be able to lease a car, scooter or powered wheelchair through the Motability Scheme.
There are myriad advantages to going through Motability for your next vehicle lease. These include comprehensive insurance coverage, maintenance and selected additional mobility adaptations at no extra cost. What's more, if you wish to continue with the programme you will automatically receive a new vehicle every three years.
At Donnelly Group, we take our commitment to the Motability scheme seriously, and are proud to provide our customers with the very best Motability offers in Northern Ireland. The teams of specialists at our showrooms are fully equipped with the knowledge and infrastructure to make the process of leasing an adapted vehicle as smooth and stress-free as possible. To find out more about the scheme, you can continue browsing the site or fill in an online enquiry form, giving details of your query. Alternatively, you can contact us over the phone or in branch and speak to a member of the Motability team – we will be happy to answer your questions.