How Long Does It Take to Get a Motability Car

by Chris Lewis.

It's easy to get a Motability car if you live in England. You just need to have a permanent disability, be over the age of 18 and have an income below £16,190. It can take up to 6 weeks for your application to be processed but it's worth it when you are able to drive around in your own vehicle with no problems.

It takes about four weeks for Motability to process an application. If your application is accepted, then it takes three days before you can pick up the car.


Can I track my Motability car?

Can I track my Motability car?
Can I track my Motability car?

Yes, you can track your Motability car. All Motability drivers are issued with an RFID key which is used to unlock the vehicle and start it up. This key has a device on it that emits Radio Frequency (RF) signals at 868 MHz. These signals can be detected by anyone with a receiver - even if they don't have their own signal reader! To find out more about how this works read our blog post 'How to Track Your Motability Car.

  1. Motability is a government-funded scheme that provides people with disabilities or serious illnesses with the opportunity to lease a new car
  2. You can use your Motability vehicle for any purpose, including work and socializing
  3. If you need to do some shopping, but don't want to take your car out of its parking space, there are plenty of ways you can track it online
  4. The first step is logging into motabilityonline.co.uk using your username and password
  5. Once logged in, search for 'my vehicles' on the left hand side of the screen
  6. Click on the blue bar that says 'Track my Vehicle', enter your postcode and press enter - this will show all locations where your vehicle has been spotted throughout the day.

Yes, the Motability scheme is one of the most comprehensive car support systems available. You can find out how to keep track of your benefits.

Can you be refused Motability?


Motability is the UK government's scheme that provides mobility aids to people with disabilities, who cannot work because of their disability. It's a great initiative and helps many disabled people get around. But can you be refused Motability? Yes, if your disability does not limit any of your activities or functions enough for you to qualify as having a disability. You will then need to apply for the Disabled Person's Tax Credit instead.

  1. Motability is a government-funded scheme that provides disabled people with mobility vehicles and adaptations to their homes
  2. To qualify for the scheme, you need to have been in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment at some point in your life
  3. If you are refused Motability, there are other options available such as grants from charities and organizations like Wheels For Wellbeing
  4. There are also schemes where you can purchase a vehicle outright through insurance companies who offer discounts on cars for disabled drivers
  5. You may also qualify for assistance from your local authority if you live in Wales or Scotland
  6. If not, there's always hiring an adapted car through organisations like Mears Mobility which provide cars with hand controls and wheelchair access ramps.

I never thought I'd be eligible for Motability - but now that my mobility is reduced, they've approved me.

How long do you have to be on PIP to get a Motability car?

 How long do you have to be on PIP to get a Motability car?
How long do you have to be on PIP to get a Motability car?

The DWP has said that you have to be on the Motability scheme for at least 12 months before you can get a car. You also need to be in receipt of higher rate mobility allowance and your condition must not deteriorate while you are still on PIP.

  • However, if your condition does worsen after 12 months but before 24, then they may consider granting an exception.
  • If you have a disability that means that you cannot walk or use public transport, the DWP will assess your eligibility for PIP
  • You can apply for a Motability car if you are on PIP and have been receiving it for at least 12 months
  • There is no set time limit to receive PIP - everyone's needs are different so it can take as little as one month or up to six years
  • In order to qualify for Motability, you must be able to walk short distances without any aids like crutches or walking sticks
  • To get an assessment of your eligibility, contact the DWP on 0800 917 2266 (calls cost 13p per minute)
  • The application form takes around 10 minutes to fill in and includes questions about how often you need help with basic tasks like washing yourself and getting dressed.

If you're on the middle or higher rate of PIP, then four years. If you're getting disability benefits under PIP, then two years.


Conclusion on Motability Car

It's not surprising that many people find it difficult to get a motability car. There are so many things you need to do in order for this process to go smoothly, and if something goes wrong then the whole thing can be delayed by weeks or even months. You might think about these factors when going into applying for a motability vehicle: your age, whether you have a disability, how much money is left on other mobility vehicles (such as an invalid carriage), what type of application form you applied with - there are different types depending where you live- and finally wait times from each supplier. If any one of those aspects don't line up properly then the entire process could take longer than expected.

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