Am I eligible?
People who receive the standard rate mobility component of Personal Independent Payment (PIP) are entitled to a 50% reduction.
People who receive the enhanced rate mobility component of PIP or the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) are entitled to a road tax exemption.
How do I claim?
To claim the reduction/exemption the vehicle must be:
- Registered in the disabled person’s name or their nominated driver’s name.
- Only used for the disabled person’s personal needs (i.e. it cannot be used by the nominated driver for their own personal needs)
If you are entitled to a 50% reduction then you need to send the appropriate paperwork to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DZ.
You should include the following with your application:
- An official letter or statement from the DWP confirming your receipt of PIP/DLA.
- The vehicle registration certificate (V5C)
- A vehicle tax (V10) form
- An original MoT or GVT certificate (if your vehicle needs one)
When applying for free tax you must also change the vehicle’s tax class. To do this you need to take the following documents into a Post Office that deals with vehicle tax:
- Vehicle registration certificate (V5C)
- Certificate of entitlement to DLA or PIP
- MoT or GVT certificate (if your vehicle needs one)
- Certificate of insurance (for vehicles registered in Northern Ireland only)
To find your nearest Post Office that deals with vehicle tax go to: www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder
People who qualify for the 100% reduction may also qualify to join the Motability Scheme, which provides a new car every three years in exchange for a part or the total amount of their benefit.
Members of the Motability Scheme will have their car taxed automatically and do not need to re-apply every year. Find out more about the scheme here.Back