How does it work?
The Motability Scheme enables disabled people to lease a new car by substituting their Government funded mobility allowance. If you obtain one of the following, you may be able to join the Motability Scheme here at Unity:
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMC DLA)
- Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (ERMC PIP)
- War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS)
- Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP)
Once you’ve decided that the Motability Scheme is right for you, follow these simple steps...
Three simple steps
1. Choose Your Vehicle
When choosing a new vehicle at Unity, there is a lot to consider. Items such as cost, suitability and fuel consumption are all very important to think about. If you need a specific car or type of vehicle because of your disability and you are unable to afford the Advance Payment required, or if you need essential adaptations or a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) which can sometimes cost more, Motability may be able to provide financial help.
2. Place your order at Unity
When you’ve decided on the car you feel is best, we at Unity will set up your agreement by entering your details, and those of the car into the Motability online portal. The price will then be guaranteed against that vehicle from this point. At this stage, a number of different adaptations can be ordered and these will be ready for you when you collect your car.
Motability then check your eligibility with the Department of Work and Pensions and confirm back to us, hopefully within 48 hours that they can place an order for your vehicle at Unity. We will then be able to advise you when your new car will be delivered, which could be as little as a few weeks.
3. Collect your new car
We need to give Motability Operations at least 5 days’ notice of confirmation for your delivery date. Once your delivery date is set in stone, we will finalise your insurance, loss and damage protection details. When you come in to collect your car, we will give you a thorough handover so you’re familiar with all the key features.
To finance your car, you’ll also need your PIN number sent to you from Motability Operations to sign the hire agreement online. Then finally, if you have an Advance Payment, this will need to be paid to us on the day.
Your tax disc will be provided by DVLA in the post to your home address within 14 days of you collecting the car, while Motability Operations will hold on to the V5 document for you.
You are now free to enjoy your new car from Unity Motability.