At Donnelly Group, we have a highly experienced team of Motability specialists across our 9 locations in Northern Ireland, with a dedicated Motability Showroom located in Dungannon. Our specialists are on hand to guide you through purchasing your next new car on the Motability scheme and no matter your circumstances, we will endeavour to help 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.
There are many advantages of going through the Motability scheme for your next vehicle lease 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. To find out more about the Motability scheme, we have answered all your frequently asked questions below.
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 of the scheme 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' award length left, you may well qualify for the scheme.
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.
The eligibility criteria for Motability are designed to ensure that the scheme is able to offer the highest level of support to those who need it most. In order to qualify for the Motability scheme you must be currently receiving one of the following:
The Motability 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 a customer’s behalf if they do not drive.
With the Motability Scheme, you simply exchange all or part of your Motability allowance to lease a vehicle of your choice. You can choose the vehicle you want at a price that works best for you, and 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 below running costs:
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, there is a wide range of cars to choose from, including models from all major manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Honda, Vauxhall, Fiat, SEAT, Renault, and Toyota. There is also a selection of automatic and electric vehicles available! 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 and are considering investing in a new vehicle, 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 or visit us in person across any of our locations or at our dedicated Motability Showroom in Dungannon, and speak to a Motability specialist.
Fill in the enquiry form, choose your desired Donnelly Group location and one of our Motability specialists will get back to you.