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Frequently asked questions about Motability qualification.


Do I qualify for Motability?
If receive either: the Higher Rate mobility component of the disabled living allowance or a War Pensioners allowance, then the answer is yes, you qualify for Motability.

Are there any conditions?
The only condition is that you have at least 12 months award remaining. There are no credit checks or other restrictions.

Are Busseys serious about Motability?
Busseys are proud that we have helped 200 plus disabled people, each year, to obtain a brand new car through the Motability Contract Hire Scheme.

I donít drive, can I still apply?
Even if you do not drive, you can still obtain a vehicle and choose up to two other people to drive for you.

I am a parent/carer to a child who receives the allowance, can I apply?
Yes you can.  If you are a relative or carer to someone who claims the allowance (recognised by the DWP as an appointee), you can apply on their behalf.

The only condition is that the car is used for the benefit of the disabled person. This can involve travelling in the vehicle or a driver running errands for the disabled person.

As well as having a brand new car, are there other benefits?
Yes, included in the Motability Contract Hire, at no extra cost, is a Mileage allowance of 20,000 per year, Road tax, Fully comprehensive insurance for up to two drivers, Full RAC cover, All servicing, warranty work and MOT, Tyres (worn or punctured) will be repaired or replaced and windscreens (that are chipped or cracked) will be repaired or replaced.

As you can see the scheme offers excellent value for money, all this in exchange for your higher rate mobility allowance. Many cars have nothing extra to pay (including some automatics*). On larger or more expensive vehicles an advance payment may also be required. The advance payments start from as little as £100*. 

Also, grants are available for more expensive advance payments or complex adaptations**.  Commonly ordered adaptations are available with part funding from Motability providing they are ordered with the vehicle, offering savings of up to £500.

If this sounds good to you, and I am sure it will, call in to our Motability specialists at Busseys to see just what we can offer.

Our Motability specialists look forward to hearing from you soon.

*These prices are correct at time of publication 14/07/09. Subject to terms and conditions.
**Please contact Motability for more information about these grants on 0845 564566


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