Am I Eligible?

Motability is a registered charity that aims to keep disabled people and war pensioners mobile by leasing a new car in exchange for the government-funded mobility allowance.

Over 640,000 people benefit from the scheme today – so how do you know if you’re eligible to take part? Well, if you receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HMRC DLA), the Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of the Personal Independence Payment (EMRC PIP), the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or the Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP), then you will be.

Despite common misconceptions, there is no upper age limit for eligibility. In fact, a third of customers are aged 65 and over. As long as you receive one of the allowances listed above, then you are eligible for the scheme. To double check, you can always get in touch with one of the Motability specialists here at Wilsons Epsom, or use the Motability Eligibility Checker found here.

Even if you can’t personally drive, you can still use your mobility allowance to lease a car on the Motability scheme. The worry-free package includes insurance for up to two named drivers which could be carers, family or friends.

If you are in need of assistance to verify whether you are eligible for the allowance, please get in touch with Wilsons Epsom Motability dealership and ask to speak to a Motability specialist.

Transport For London

Cars need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or the daily charge must be paid.

Minimum emission standards

Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

Information from Transport For London

Check this car on the TFL website before purchasing:

All our vehicles are subject to an Admin Fee. Our Admin Fee covers any additional administration needed during your transaction, including a thorough provenance check (HPI Check). The admin fee also includes the cost to fully valet, register and, if necessary, MOT your vehicle (if less than 6 months left of current MOT).

Our administration fee is a variable fee which covers the additional administration needed when transacting with different categories of customers as specified. Retail Customers £199.00 - (Private buyers - NOT an owner, partner or director of a new/used vehicle sales company). Retail Customers using a finance broker outside our official panel of lenders paying funds direct to Wilsons Epsom - £399.00. All fees are inclusive of VAT.