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Hi, my name is Ellisha101! Car Tax as a Blue Badge holder

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Ellisha101
Ellisha101 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited March 2023 in Transport and travel
Hi, I'm after some advise if anyone could help. 
My partner is the carer to our son. 
My son who is 7 gets high rate care DLA and low rate mobility. He also has a blue badge. 
We have just bought a larger car due to needing excess of things for our son on journeys 
Could we get help with the car tax with him being a blue badge holder? 
We've had mixed reviews everywhere else 
Thank you 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    Unfortunately, your son will need high rate mobility for you to be able to claim free road tax. (VED) A blue badge will make no difference. https://www.disabledmotoring.org/motoring/road-tax-exemption

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Ellisha101
    Ellisha101 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I did think this, someone has said her daughter gets free road tax with a blue badge for her child. 
    Thank you 😊

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,162 Disability Gamechanger
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    I've no idea how exactly she got that because it's not possible a blue badge doesn't entitle you to free road tax. See Gov.uk link here. https://www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled/vehicles-and-transport

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Ellisha101
    Ellisha101 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    I have googled and googled I have no idea how either, thank you 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,162 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2023
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    Her child must have a high rate mobility award or Enhanced mobility PIP (if 16 or over)
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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