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pip letter for claiming road tax

bessbear
bessbear Member Posts: 4 Listener
can anyone please help . i took all the paper to post office for my road tax. i was told the letter from the dwp was not the right one.
i rang the dwp they sent me out the letter i thought i needed. yet again the post office said it was not correct . to be fair it was the same letter as before  just a new one .

the letter says ''your statement of entitlement
dear mrs  ????
thank you for asking for a copy of your pip statement.
your statement shows of your pp award.it also shows which rate you ve been awreded along with the start date and end date .

the post of says i need a certificate. 
is they anyone here with one that they have used for claiming raod tax ...if so can you tell me what i need to ask for when i re ring the dwp .  thank you 

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,452 Disability Gamechanger
    It's not the PIP award you need. In with the decision letter is a separate certificate that states your entitlement to the free road tax, it's this you need and not the PIP award.

    You're only entitled to the free road tax if you have Enhanced mobility. If you have standard mobility then you're only entitled to the 50% reduction.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,452 Disability Gamechanger
  • sue66
    sue66 Member Posts: 124 Pioneering
    This is true hubby only got the standard and is still entitled to the 50% reduction but there doesn't seem to be a  form one can send off for to get this and no question to answer on any other one or the link above  to say you have the standard rate. 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,452 Disability Gamechanger
    sue66 said:
    This is true hubby only got the standard and is still entitled to the 50% reduction but there doesn't seem to be a  form one can send off for to get this and no question to answer on any other one or the link above  to say you have the standard rate. 
    This is because the only way to claim the 50% reduction to send all of your documents, including your PIP award letter to DVLA. See link on how to claim this.

  • BatleyBob
    BatleyBob Member Posts: 1 Listener

    I have spoken to a senior customer service advisor at the DWP who told me that the certificate of entitlement is only issued to people awarded the enhanced rate of mobility, it enables them to claim 100% refund of their vehicle road tax, people who are awarded the standard rate of mobility are entitled to 50% refund of their vehicle road tax. To differentiate between the two groups the standard rate mobility recipients are issued a statement of entitlement which enables them to claim 50% refund of their vehicle road tax.


  • poshpaws
    poshpaws Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you, that information is really helpful.
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  • Libby_Alumni
    Libby_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,254 Pioneering
    Hi @poshpaws :) 

    I'm glad this thread from last year has been helpful for you. Did you have any specific questions in relation to road tax/PIP?
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  • poshpaws
    poshpaws Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Hi - yes, I was looking for confirmation that I would be eligible for 50% off road tax, and this page confirmed that I am.  <3
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  • Libby_Alumni
    Libby_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,254 Pioneering
    That's great @poshpaws :) if there's anything else that we can help with, then please just let us know!
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  • Brettmilnes
    Brettmilnes Member Posts: 1 Listener
    bessbear said:
    can anyone please help . i took all the paper to post office for my road tax. i was told the letter from the dwp was not the right one.
    i rang the dwp they sent me out the letter i thought i needed. yet again the post office said it was not correct . to be fair it was the same letter as before  just a new one .

    the letter says ''your statement of entitlement
    dear mrs  ????
    thank you for asking for a copy of your pip statement.
    your statement shows of your pp award.it also shows which rate you ve been awreded along with the start date and end date .

    the post of says i need a certificate. 
    is they anyone here with one that they have used for claiming raod tax ...if so can you tell me what i need to ask for when i re ring the dwp .  thank you 
    It’s a certificate of entitlement from pip 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 28,452 Disability Gamechanger
    bessbear said:
    can anyone please help . i took all the paper to post office for my road tax. i was told the letter from the dwp was not the right one.
    i rang the dwp they sent me out the letter i thought i needed. yet again the post office said it was not correct . to be fair it was the same letter as before  just a new one .

    the letter says ''your statement of entitlement
    dear mrs  ????
    thank you for asking for a copy of your pip statement.
    your statement shows of your pp award.it also shows which rate you ve been awreded along with the start date and end date .

    the post of says i need a certificate. 
    is they anyone here with one that they have used for claiming raod tax ...if so can you tell me what i need to ask for when i re ring the dwp .  thank you 
    It’s a certificate of entitlement from pip 

    This is an old thread from over 3 years that someone's commented on today. I would assume that after 3 years the OP has sorted the issue. 
  • mikehughescq
    mikehughescq Posts: 8,847 Connected
    I increasingly think this sort of thing makes a very strong case for making the date of posts much more obvious. All that space on forum pages and they seem scared to use it.

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