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Can I lease car on middle DLA rate?

zee2023
zee2023 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited October 2023 in Transport and travel
can i lease a care on middle rate DLA

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  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,285 Scope online community team
    edited October 2023
    Hi @zee2023, welcome to the scope community :) how are you doing today? Do you already have a car at all? 

    If you're asking about a car, there are a few eligibility requirements for the Motability scheme. If that is what you are asking about. They are listed here on the gov.uk site.

    The Motability Scheme

    The Motability Scheme can help you with leasing a car, powered wheelchair or scooter. You’ll need to be getting one of the following:

    • higher rate of the mobility component of DLA
    • higher rate of the mobility component of Child Disability Payment
    • War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
    • Armed Forces Independence Payment
    • enhanced rate of the mobility component of PIP
    • enhanced rate mobility component of Adult Disability Payment
    I hope this helps answer your question!

    I'll also move this to our transport section, people will most certainly know more there than I do!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2023
    Unfortunately not. For motability you need to be claiming either high rate mobility DLA, Enhanced mobility PIP or Enhanced mobility ADP.
    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.
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  • 2oldcodgers
    2oldcodgers Posts: 743 Connected
    Unfortunately not. For motability you need to be claiming either high rate mobility DLA, Enhanced mobility PIP or Enhanced mobility ADP.
    Spot on. Also even having Enhanced Mobility PIP it does not offer an automatic entitlement for a Blue Badge. You have to re-apply for it every 3 years and prove what your award is and for how long. Seems silly really when they have access to the information from the DWP (so I have recently found out!). 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 52,085 Disability Gamechanger
    Unfortunately not. For motability you need to be claiming either high rate mobility DLA, Enhanced mobility PIP or Enhanced mobility ADP.
    Spot on. Also even having Enhanced Mobility PIP it does not offer an automatic entitlement for a Blue Badge. You have to re-apply for it every 3 years and prove what your award is and for how long. Seems silly really when they have access to the information from the DWP (so I have recently found out!). 

    With all due respect, what on earth does a BB have to do with what this thread is related to? It's about leasing a car, not about a BB.
    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.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,285 Scope online community team
    I think it's just due to being related to cars and mobility, I imagine 2oldcodgers just had a tangent thought. You mentioned Enhanced Mobility PIP, they remembered that even a blue badge can be difficult to get with Enhanced Mobility PIP. Perhaps comparing with how high a barrier it is to get a motability car.

    I have these tangent thoughts all the time myself, can natter on about some very strange things my brain has connected the current topic to.
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