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Vehicle tax and PIP certificate

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RoyGriffiths
RoyGriffiths Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited March 20 in Transport and travel
I have enhanced mobility entitlement via PIP and have had free tax on my vehicle, but my vehicle broke down and I have just replaced it but discovered I don't have a certificate of entitlement as I've just had a review and my PIP was extended but they did not issue a certificate.  I am currently house bound and will have my replacement vehicle delivered tomorrow.  I read that I may need to wait a week to get a new certificate once I call PIP.  Do you know if I tax the vehicle can I claim the cost back once I get the certificate?  I have been house bound for a month due to my vehicle breaking down and really want to leave the house as my father is ill in hospital 80 miles away but its difficult to get me and my wheelchair there without my own vehicle - the taxi will cost over £100 and the train and bus service for wheelchair users is limited, with a route planer suggested 6 hours with a couple of changes.... i could use my credit card to pay for the tax, but it would be difficult to make ends meet if I have to pay for the tax and couldn't claim it back- hope that makes sense

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    Yes you will be able to claim it back. 
    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.
  • RoyGriffiths
    RoyGriffiths Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you very much for the reply.  I will try calling PIP again to find out how to claim the tax back rather than asking. I see a message below yours saying please don't tag me, I don't know what a tag is, but if it was me that the message refers to please accept my apologies for any inconvenience; I am not good with IT and I only found this site last night and didn't intentionally tag anything or do anything to message anyone particular; I had read something about PIP and car tax, which is why I tried joining the site/group ; if there is a simple way to explain how I avoid doing this again I would appreciate someones guidance - I will call the PIP people to try and findout how to claim back the tax rather than asking; but thank you for getting back to me
  • rubin16
    rubin16 Community member, Scope Member Posts: 548 Pioneering
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    Thank you very much for the reply.  I will try calling PIP again to find out how to claim the tax back rather than asking. I see a message below yours saying please don't tag me, I don't know what a tag is, but if it was me that the message refers to please accept my apologies for any inconvenience; I am not good with IT and I only found this site last night and didn't intentionally tag anything or do anything to message anyone particular; I had read something about PIP and car tax, which is why I tried joining the site/group ; if there is a simple way to explain how I avoid doing this again I would appreciate someones guidance - I will call the PIP people to try and findout how to claim back the tax rather than asking; but thank you for getting back to me

    Don't worry you didn't tag anyone, Tagging is where you put @ infront of their name and it tags them and gives the person a notification. For example @rubin16

    Welcome to the forum, wishing you all the best for taxing your car and claiming it back

    I have Autism, ADHD, Schizophrenia, Gilberts Syndrome and Crohn's Disease and have knowledge in these areas.


  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 54,122 Disability Gamechanger
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    I wouldn’t advise you to ring PIP to ask how to claim the car tax back because they most likely won’t know the answer.

    Once you receive your certificate of entitlement you will need to take that as well as all other documents to your local post office. They will then send off your V5C to DVLA so they can change the taxation class and you will then be given a refund. See link https://www.disabledmotoring.org/motoring/road-tax-exemption#:~:text=Who%20can%20claim%20100%25%20exemption,of%20Personal%20Independence%20Payment%20(PIP)

    The message you see on my comments is not just aimed at you, it’s something everyone sees, unless they have turned off signatures. You didn’t tag me so please don’t worry. 


    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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