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hello - i was awarded hrm by tribunal in dec 2019 which was backdated to aug 2018,when i first made my claim, does anyone know if i can claim backdated vehicle tax exemption back to aug 2018 - also, i am a single parent and use my car for work - which directly benefits my daughter for whom the DLA is awarded - can i justifiably claim the exemption? thank you for helping me out in advance......


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome,

    I'm one of the community champions here on scope and i'm here to help and advise others. If you claim the free road tax then the car can only be used for the purpose of your daughter, she doesn't need to be in the car for every journey though. Whether this would allow you to use the car for work purposes then i'm unsure. It does state on this link here that It must be only be used for the disabled person’s personal needs. That means the vehicle can’t be used by the nominated driver for their own personal use.

    Proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice I have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @mandi13022018, is there anything else we can do to help?

  • skullcapskullcap Posts: 172 Member
    Close to where I used to work there was an access road that linked two major motorways. Every month/week there would be a police stop organised by the DVLA, HMRC and the police. One of the things that people were caught out on was driving home from work in a car where the vehicle had already been flagged up as one that was exempt from road tax (disability car) The driver was always prosecuted as not having Road Tax after telling them that they were not the disabled person. 
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