What is it?
It's called the New Vehicle Payment for cars and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle) and it’s currently £750.
You can choose to send this directly to your dealer to help towards your Advance Payment, or have this paid in full to you after you get your vehicle.
It’s called a New Product Payment for scooters and powered wheelchairs, and it’s £100 instead – you’ll get this after you get your new scooter or powered wheelchair.
Am I eligible for the New Vehicle Payment?
You’ll receive this payment when you get your new vehicle, if you order your first vehicle before the end of 2023.
If you were already on the Scheme before 1 January 2022, you’ll be eligible whenever you get your next vehicle.
When is it paid?
If you’re eligible you have two options for getting the New Vehicle Payment.
We can send this to your dealer
This is to help towards the cost of your Advance Payment.
If your Advance Payment is more than £750 you’ll need to pay the difference to your dealer, but if it’s less than £750 we’ll send you the difference after you get your vehicle.
Your dealer will ask if you’d like to do this when you’re placing your order. If you’ve already ordered and would now like to put your New Vehicle Payment towards your Advance Payment, please speak to your dealer directly.
You can only use the New Vehicle Payment towards the cost of your vehicle's Advance Payment. You cannot use it towards the cost of adaptations or optional extras.
We can send this to you
If you do not ask for your New Vehicle Payment to go your dealer, we’ll send this to you in full within a few weeks of getting your new vehicle.
How much will I receive?
If you’re eligible:
You’ll receive one payment of £750.
If you’ve already had a £250 New Vehicle Payment:
We’ll send you another £500 – this will take your total New Vehicle Payment to £750
You’ll get this by bank transfer if you’ve saved your bank details in your Motability Scheme online account if not, you’ll get a cheque.
We’ll send all payments by 31 March 2023.
Will I still get the payment if I extend my lease?
Yes – you’ll get the payment shortly after you get your next car or WAVWheelchair Accessible Vehicle.