If you are a disabled person, you should not be hesitant to travel because the mobility car is available. Perhaps, what you should know ishow to get a mobility car. Basically, this is not a difficult question to answer because it doesn’t require complicated process to get the car. Yet, you still have to be eligible first before being able to apply for and afford the car. Let’s find out the detailed answers.
Eligibility for Mobility Car Owner
First of all, you have to make sure you eligibility. There are certain requirements. You should be considered as disabled person. And, you should have HRMC (Higher Rate Mobility Component) of PIP (Personal Independence Payment) or DLA (Disability Living Allowance). And, you need to have the WPMS or War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement. When you apply for the car, you should have 12 months award length at least.
And, you can also apply for the car on behalf of disabled three years old or older child even though you are not disabled parents. In case you do not drive, you can also apply for the car and act as the passengers as long as you receive the allowance. But if you do not receive the HRMC of DLA and still under 65 years old, it is recommended to contact the nearest Motability in order to figure out the possibilities of owning car mobility car.
Choose The Car
Now that you have considered yourself eligible to purchase mobility car, continue by finding the right car to buy. Basically, this process is similar to buying common cars. You should start by finding the right dealer. Use the Motability Website to find it. Or, you can make a call to Motability helpline. Then, visit the dealer. It is necessary to visit more than just one dealer. And right before you visit the dealer, make appointment with Motability specialist that the dealer has. It is important to help you find the right car that fits your personal style. Consider all the details of the car including the features. For instance, if you also use wheelchair, make sure that the vehicle fits it.
Once you have found the right car, order the vehicle. In ordering, there are some documents you have to prepare. It includes your entitlement of certificate from Department of Work and Pensions, ID card (driving license or passport), proof of address like bank statement and council tax bill. Usually, it takes around 2 weeks to receive confirmation letter that contains the PIN which is needed to collect the vehicle.
So, you have now made the order and waiting for the car. Once it is arrived, you can continue by collecting your vehicle and signing car lease. Your PIN is needed when signing the lease at the car dealership. Overall, the entire process on how to get a mobility car is not as complicated as you may think so there is no reason for you to rethink about purchasing it. Within only weeks, your mobility car will be available in your garage ready to be used.