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Motability changes

DISABLED motoring charity Motability has announced a series of changes that could dramatically increase its current fleet size of more than 400,000 vehicles.

The car scheme this week unveiled a new look and improved the scheme in a bid to encourage more people who claim either higher rate disability living allowance (DLA) or a war pensions mobility supplement to get mobile.

The total number of people eligible for the scheme is 1.4 million, allowing room for significant growth.

Four major changes include increasing the mileage drivers can cover over three years from 36,000 to 45,000. A new 'fair wear and tear' policy ensures customers are not penalised for unavoidable damage caused by wheelchairs or other mobility aids.

Contract hire customers can now buy their cars at the end of the three-year lease and there are new hire purchase options to increase flexibility.

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