We have a highly experienced team of Motability specialists across our 9 locations in Northern Ireland, with a dedicated Motability Showroom in Dungannon. Our specialists are on hand to guide you through purchasing through the Motability scheme, helping find a car that is right for you. Should you need any vehicle adaptations to be made to your new car, we can assist in carrying this out too.
There are many advantages of going through the Motability scheme, including comprehensive insurance coverage, maintenance, and selected additional mobility adaptations. What’s more, if you decide to continue with the programme, you will automatically receive a new vehicle every three years.
Motability is a government-funded scheme that gives individuals with a disability or illness greater autonomy in their personal transport. Utilising the Motability Allowance benefit, customers can purchase a modified vehicle from a specialist dealership at a reduced cost. The Motability scheme has been designed to enable anyone in receipt of a qualifying Motability allowance to lease a car, scooter, powered wheelchair, or Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle.
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 left, you may qualify for the scheme.
With the Government replacing Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for disabled people between 16- 64, if you are awarded the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of PIP, you will continue to be able to lease through the scheme.
Motability eligibility is designed to ensure that the scheme offers the highest level of support to those who need it most. To qualify, you must be currently receiving one of the following:
With the Motability Scheme, you simply exchange all or part of your Motability allowance to lease a vehicle. The Scheme offers a range of over 2,000 models, including over 500 cars available for no further cost, although customers who choose a larger model may need to pay an additional Advance Payment. A family member, carer, or friend who lives within five miles of the disabled customer can drive the car on the customer’s behalf if they do not drive.
You can choose the vehicle you want at a price that works best for you. Payments will be deducted from your allowance every four weeks and then paid directly by your benefit payment agency. Motability also takes care of all the following
Customers only need to budget for fuel, oil, and consumables, such as windscreen washer fluid and any additional extras not fitted as standard to their chosen car.
At Donnelly Group, we have a wide range of cars to choose from, including models from all major manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Honda,Vauxhall,Fiat, SEAT, Renault, and Toyota, including automatic & electric vehicles.
We also have wheelchair-accessible vehicles and drive-from wheelchair options - if required, a selection of popular adaptations may be included at no extra cost.
If you meet the eligibility criteria for the programme, the Motability scheme represents numerous advantages for those who qualify:
Donnelly Group is the leading provider of Motability offers across Northern Ireland. For full details on how the scheme can benefit you, give us a call, enquire online using the form, or visit us in person across any of our locations or at our dedicated Motability Showroom in Dungannon.
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