Information for Motability Carers
For some people, having a carer is important and a vital way of keeping their mobility. A carer can help the disabled person choose a car and apply to join the Motability Scheme. But it’s important to remember that as they have not been assigned by the DWP or Veterans UK, they cannot do this on the disabled person’s behalf.
Are you an Appointee?
Appointees are solely responsible for collecting state benefits for the disabled person and for deciding how they are used. They are assigned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) or Veterans UK and are usually a family member.
As an appointee, you would be the hirer of the Motability Scheme vehicle and legally responsible for the lease agreement, on behalf of the disabled person. It’s therefore your responsibility to ensure that the Scheme car is used for the right purpose and that the disabled person has full access to it. You also take full responsibility for any outstanding monies for the Scheme lease agreement.
A corporate appointee is an organisation that is solely responsible for the collection and use of state benefits for the disabled person. They are assigned by the DWP or Veterans UK and may be social services or a charity, for example.
As a corporate appointee, it’s your responsibility to ensure that the Motability Scheme car is used for the right purpose and the disabled person has full access to the car. You also take full responsibility for any outstanding monies for the Motability Scheme lease agreement.
Difference between an appointee and nominee
A nominee is someone that has the authority to speak on a customer’s behalf. A nominee has no legal rights and the customer’s Motability Scheme agreement is still in their name. If you're unsure and want to know more, please arrange a call back below and we'll be in touch to help.Arrange a call back