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Q.  Are there any age restrictions?

One of the common misconceptions regarding eligibility for the Scheme is that there is an upper age limit - this is not the case. In fact a third of our customers are aged over 65. As long as you already receive one of the relevant allowances , you are eligible for the Scheme. The confusion happens as the DWP does have an upper age limit of 64 for people who would like to apply for disability related benefits for the very first time. If you are applying for disability related benefits for the first time and are aged 65 or over, the DWP will ask you to register a claim for Attendance Allowance, which you are not able to use to join the Scheme.

Q.  How do I qualify?

To lease a car through Motability, you must have at least 12 months’ award length remaining. Only the higher or enhanced rate of the mobility allowance is used. Please note that the Attendance Allowance cannot be used to lease a car through Motability. As of 6 April 2015, the weekly allowance rates are as follows: Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance Enhanced Rate of the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment; Armed Forces Independence Payment: £57.45 War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement: £64.15

Q.  What is a WAV?

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) are vehicles that are specially converted so a wheelchair user can travel either as a passenger or a driver without needing to transfer out of their wheelchair. Size, shape and design of WAVs will vary depending on the original vehicle and the specification that you require.

Q.  Is a WAV right for you?

When it comes to deciding if a WAV is right for you – there’s a lot to think about. If you are no longer able to transfer from your wheelchair to a car seat, or if your carer can’t lift you, then a WAV could be the solution. TBC Mobility Conversions has been supplying converted and adapted vehicles for almost 10 years and have in-depth experience on

Q.  Drive From Wheelchair Vehicles (DFWs)

If you would like to drive a WAV yourself , there a few types of vehicle that can be converted to allow this. These vehicles require driving adaptations tailored to suit your individual needs and you will need to get more specific advice. However, it’s important to remember that these vehicles are an expensive option and take much longer to arrive.

Q.  What are the benefits of the Motability Scheme?

If you choose to lease a WAV through the Scheme, it will come with our worry-free lease package. We take care of all the costs and hassle involved in running a WAV including: Insurance Servicing and maintenance Full breakdown assistance from the RAC Annual car tax Replacement tyres fitted by Kwik Fit Windscreen and window repair or replacement Nominate up to two named drivers and pay a little extra for a third. This means the only thing you need to budget for is your fuel.

Q.  Who are TBC Mobility Conversions?

TBC Mobility Conversions are one of the UK's leading vehicle conversions and adaption companies. We design build and deliver wheelchair accessible vehicles across the United Kingdom and Ireland and are a Motability Converter Partner. Our team of sales advisors are experienced in vehicle adaptation and conversion but importantly the needs of our customers. For immediate assistance please call 0800 999 5090 for UK or email

Q.  How can I contact TBC Mobility Conversions.?

Free Phone 0800 999 5090 or Info@ TBC- Mobility

Q.  How is my wheelchair secured inside the vehicle?

By means of 4no. securing restraints which are anchored to the floor and then secured to the front and rear chassis of your chair, preventing it from moving, also a lap and diagonal seatbelt is fitted for the wheel chair occupant.

Q.  How much will a W.A.V. cost me?

Depending on the size of the vehicle you choose and the whether you opt for a brand new W.A.V. or nearly new vehicle the Advance Payment varies.

Q.  What is the Advance Payment?

This is the amount you are required to pay to Motability in addition to your Higher Rate Allowance at the beginning of your agreement term.

Q.  What if I didn’t qualify for Motability?

All these vehicles are available for Private Sale. Contact TBC Mobility Conversions for more Details.

Q.  Should I buy the vehicle privately or through Motability?

Motability are the largest fleet organisation in the UK and are highly qualified in the delivery of rental vehicles to all specifications. They offer a significantly subsidized base vehicle and conversion package. When you take into account all the associated costs of keeping the vehicle on the road and the costs of vehicle management during the lifetime of the contract – breakdown, replacement tyres etc…the Motability option is without doubt the more cost effective solution.