Vehicles and transport

If you’re disabled you can apply for the following:

Vehicle tax exemption

Eligibility

You can apply for exemption from paying vehicle tax if you get the:

The vehicle must be registered in the disabled person’s name or their nominated driver’s name.

It must only be used for the disabled person’s personal needs. It cannot be used by the nominated driver for their own personal use.

You can only have one vehicle tax exemption at any one time.

How to claim

You claim the exemption when you apply for vehicle tax.

If you’re claiming for a vehicle for the first time, you have to claim at a Post Office. You must do this every time you change your vehicle.

Vehicle tax reduction

Eligibility

You can get a 50% reduction in vehicle tax if you get the PIP standard rate mobility component.

The vehicle should be registered in the disabled person’s name or their nominated driver’s name.

You cannot get a reduction for getting the DLA lower rate mobility component.

How to claim

You must include the following with your application:

  • a letter or statement from the Department for Work and Pensions that shows your PIP rate and the dates you’re getting it
  • the vehicle log book (V5C)
  • a V10 form
  • an original MOT or GVT certificate (if your vehicle needs one)
  • a cheque or payable order (made out to ‘DVLA, Swansea’) for 50% of the full rate of car tax for the vehicle
  • an insurance certificate or cover note (if you live in Northern Ireland)

Full details are available at the GOV.UK website here: https://www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled/vehicles-and-transport