1. The higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance.
2. War Pensioners Mobility Supplement.
3. Have an invalid carriage or mobility scooter.
To claim exemption from vehicle excise duty, the vehicle (must be registered in your name or registered in the name of someone you nominate to drive for you (a nominee).
If it is being used by the nominee or someone else for their own personal needs, then the exemption will be lost and the normal rate of vehicle tax must be paid.
Firstly before you can get a free tax disc, you'll need to apply for an exemption certificate from the agency that issues your benefit. The exemption certificate will show your name and that of the nominee if you have nominated someone to drive for you.
Some vehicles don't need an exemption certificate to tax - see 'invalid carriages - mobility scooters' and 'Motability contract hire vehicles' below.
If you claim the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
Your exemption certificate could be either a:
Contact the Disability Living Allowance Unit and ask for exemption certificate DLA 404.
Disability Living Allowance Unit, Warbreck House, Warbreck Hill, Blackpool FY2 0YE
Telephone: 0845 712 3456 - 7.30 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday.
Textphone: 0845 722 4433
If you’re claiming War Pensioners Mobility Supplement, you’ll have the WPA0442 Certificate, which is issued by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency.
Service Personnel and Veterans Agency, Norcross, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire FY5 3GZ
Telephone: 0800 169 2277
Textphone: 0800 169 3458
If you’re eligible under the Disabled Passenger Scheme, you’ll have a MHS330 certificate.
Get your free tax disc at a Post Office branch that issues tax discs. You can renew it each year online, over the phone, in person or by post.
See - Taxing your vehicle in the disabled tax class (general motoring section - direct.gov)
If you are in hospital for more than 28 days - or 84 days if you claim exemption for a child - the exemption from vehicle tax will still apply,as long as the vehicle continues to be used for your direct purposes. This applies even if you lose your entitlement to Disability Living Allowance as a result of your stay in hospital.
If you sell the vehicle or your entitlement ends, you should return the disabled tax disc to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Swansea SA99 1AL or your nearest DVLA local office.
If you no longer qualify for vehicletax exemption, you will need to tax your car in the appropriate tax class and pay the correct rate of vehicle tax.
You don't need an exemption certificate to get a free tax disc for an invalid carriage. The vehicle must be registered in your name, weigh less than 509kg and be adapted, used or kept on a road for a disabled person.
Your vehicle doesn't need to be registered or display a tax disc if it weighs less than 113.4kg, is for footway use only and has a maximum speed of four mph.
You can download leaflet INF210 'Registering a brand new invalid carriage (mobility scooter)' or leaflet INF211 'Registering a used invalid carriage (mobility scooter'.
Motability contract hire vehicles don't need an exemption certificate. Motability will arrange to tax your vehicle each year and send a tax disc directly to you.
As Motability registers the vehicle and holds the Registration Certificate for the duration of your contract, it's important that you tell Motability of any changes to your address or circumstances to ensure you get your tax disc on time.
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