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Down-payment for a WAV car

The time has come for me to renew my Motability car and, as my legs are really struggling to get from the passenger seat to the back of the car, it’s been suggested a WAV (wheelchair accessible vehicle) may be the way to go.

My problem is I life off benefits and fresh air at the moment and have no idea how to come up with the down-payment needed for a WAV. Does anybody have any suggestions as to what I can do to scrape together the money for a WAV? Even the second hand WAVs need a big sum put down on them and, as my current car is due back in February, burying my head in the sand is not a good plan long term!

Any suggestions would be hugely appreciated!

Thank you

I have MS

Hello Tangle

I don’t know how easy it is to get, but it’s possible to apply for a grant to pay the advance payment. Have a look at https://www.motability.org.uk/ this is the Motability Charity website as opposed to the main Motability site. 

Grants are means tested, but it sounds like the grants are exactly what you need. 

Sue