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Free car tax query

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izzy37
izzy37 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me with this query.. Yesterday I taxed my car for the year, £180. Today I received a letter from DWP awarding me enhanced rate of PIP for mobility. They say I’m entitled to free car tax. Is there any way I can claim a refund? Or is it too late? Any help would be much appreciated!

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,145 Disability Gamechanger
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    You will need to take all of your documents to your local Post office, including the exemption certificate which you should have received with your PIP award letter. Once the exemption is applied and your V5 is changed to "disabled" then you will be refunded the money you've paid.
    Please also be aware that the vehicle must only be used for your purpose. Full details in both links. https://www.gov.uk/get-vehicle-tax-exemption-disability


    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.
  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
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    Hi poppy,
    If I may.....
    The disabledmotoring site states "You will also need to get a new certificate if either the registered keeper or the vehicle changes."
    I understand why the certificate is needed, but I don`t understand why a new certificate is required every time the car is changed.  Is the number on the certificate associated with a specific vehicle and therefore cannot be used for a different vehicle?
    Andy

  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,145 Disability Gamechanger
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    @Cartini it’s because each certificate of entitlement is for 1 vehicle only. 
    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.
  • Cartini
    Cartini Community member Posts: 1,108 Pioneering
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    @Cartini it’s because each certificate of entitlement is for 1 vehicle only. 
    Thank you :)
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