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Motability driving lesson scheme

Isaac101
Isaac101 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
Hi, this is my first post so apologies if it's not quite right.

I successfully applied for a Motability car with the view it would be here in October though I've had a call today to say it will be delivered at the end of this month. I only have a provisional currently (there is another named driver with a full license) as I planned to apply for the driving lessons grant (confirmed I am eligible) in July as that's when the 4-month delivery date was estimated. I'm just curious how long the driving lessons take to get up and running/how often they are from anyone who has had the grant?

Thanks in advance,
Isaac

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    BSM motability will contact you at some point. They will find a suitable driving instructor for you in the area you live. They will cantact you regarding this and they will pass your details onto the driving instructor, who will then contact you. (there maybe a waiting list for some intructors)

    You will not need to pay the instructor anything because payment will come straight from BSM to the instructor.

    You will just need to pay for your theory and practical driving test yourself.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Isaac101
    Isaac101 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thank you Poppy, I've learned the application takes an expected 10 weeks to process and then the lessons are time relative instructor dependent.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    The grant lasts for a maximum of 1 year, so if you haven't passed your driving test before that time then the grant will end, unless you've reached the maximum amount of hours allowed before that date.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • skyladawn
    skyladawn Community member Posts: 38 Courageous
    Sorry to jump on and go off topic, but how long have you waited for your car @Isaac101 ? I enquired and was told at least a year
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    skyladawn said:
    Sorry to jump on and go off topic, but how long have you waited for your car @Isaac101 ? I enquired and was told at least a year

    It's varies hugely between different dealers. It will also depend on the spec of the vehicle you want. When i order my last vehicle in 2021 i waited just 3 months. Some dealers do have about a years wait for certain makes.
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  • Isaac101
    Isaac101 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
    skyladawn said:
    Sorry to jump on and go off topic, but how long have you waited for your car @Isaac101 ? I enquired and was told at least a year
    Hi Skyla, yes I was told 9/10 months but it arrived after 5. 

  • shellss86
    shellss86 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
    @skyladawn I ordered a Peugeot 2008 in April, they’ve now told me late September early October the car will arrive although I’ve not had a build date as of yet so not very hopeful of them dates. Hope you don’t have to wait too long either.
  • skyladawn
    skyladawn Community member Posts: 38 Courageous
    Hi thank you all sorry taken a while to acknowledge replies 
    Hope you don’t have to wait much longer @shellss86 I’ve probably got another 10 months yet 😂 

  • shellss86
    shellss86 Community member Posts: 4 Listener
    I know it can’t be helped, it’s just frustrating when you think that’s like a quarter of not half of the time you have the car overall until another assessment period, it’s so frustrating, especially when your really in need of it isn’t it.
  • skyladawn
    skyladawn Community member Posts: 38 Courageous
    Exactly I know some people have called round dealers to see if they have any cars in stock or coming in, and have been lucky but have had to travel a fair distance for them 
  • louiseianson1
    louiseianson1 Community member Posts: 1 Connected
    What is the driving lesson scheme and how do you apply 
    thanks
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    What is the driving lesson scheme and how do you apply 
    thanks

    For this you need to be a motability customer and either have a vehicle in your name or be expecting delivery of a vehicle within the next 4 months. You must also be claiming certain means tested benefits. Information here. https://www.motability.org.uk/charitable-grants/access-to-mobility-grant-programmes/driving-lessons/

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.

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