Devon Dealer Says, Changes in the Government's Benefit Rules May Hit Motability Numbers


Ivybridge, Devon -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/10/2015 -- Changes to the government's benefit rules may reduce the number of people eligible for a vehicle under the Motability scheme, says Devon dealer.

The introduction of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), which is replacing working-age Disability Living Allowance, could lead to a drop in the number of people eligible for a Motability vehicle on the grounds of physical impairment. This is according to statistics released last month by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Figures show that 602,000 people will be receiving the enhanced rate of mobility support under PIP by 2018, but only 238,000 of them will be claiming solely on the grounds of physical difficulty in moving around, thus making them eligible for Motability.

This may lead to some people needing to source a lower-cost vehicle = perhaps buying or leasing used rather than buying new. This is particularly true for wheelchair-accessible vehicles (WAVS). Devon-based WWVS always has a good selection of used WAVS for sale, so customers can get hold of the vehicles they need without having to join a waiting list for a new car. When it comes to WAVS, it is vital to make sure the vehicle is right for the customer's requirements, so it pays to look at a number of options and consider them carefully.

About WWVS
Westcountry WAVS & Vehicle Sales (WWVS) specialises in wheelchair- and scooter-accessible vehicles as well as other quality used cars. All of its vehicles are tested thoroughly and hand-picked to offer quality and value for money. The company looks to understand its customers to ensure that those needing an adapted vehicle can have the best quality of life.

For more information please contact:
Name: Mike Smith
Business Name: WWVS
Address: 39 Trematon Drive
City: Ivybridge
County: Devon
Postcode: PL21 0HT
Country: United Kingdom
Phone No.: 07799 676285