In case you’re a bit too rushed to read all about Ford Motability right now, we’ve gathered together the questions people ask most frequently.
What do all the acronyms mean?
HRMC-DLA – the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance.
WPMS – War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
DWP – the Department for Work and Pensions. The DWP send you notification of your allowance and can tell you what you’re entitled to. Their number is 03457 123456
How do I qualify for the Motability Scheme?
To qualify, you need to receive either the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMC-DLA) or the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS). You can find out more from the Department for Work and Pensions at dwp.gov.uk
Seat heights and door widths are important to me when choosing a car. Where can I find this information about Ford cars?
There are a number of good options:
Which bodystyle should I choose (e.g. saloon, estate, and hatchback)?
The best thing is to contact the Motability specialist at a Motability accredited Ford Dealership. As well as advising you, they can arrange test drives, or test rides, to help you decide.
Can I still get a car on the Contract Hire scheme, when I’ve less than three years left on my HRMC-DLA?
You should expect to receive the allowance for the full length of the agreement you choose. However, Motability accepts applications as long as you have at least 12 months of your award remaining when you apply.
Is there an age restriction on the Contract Hire scheme?
The HRMC-DLA can be awarded to disabled children aged three and above. So, if you are a parent or guardian of a child who receives the allowance, you can order a car for use on their behalf. As long as you, or your child, receives either the HRMC-DLA or WPMS you are eligible to lease a car through Motability.
The Motability all-inclusive package includes insurance for two named drivers.
Therefore you can still lease a new car even if you do not drive – simply nominate two drivers who can drive on your behalf. There are a few rules surrounding who can drive your car:
What else is included with the lease?
We want you to enjoy your car without having to worry, so all this is included in Motability’s all-inclusive package:
A member of our expert Motability team will be on hand to help you with any questions you might have. We are open Monday to Saturday inclusive, so feel free to phone 01842 764467 or visit us on any of those days.