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Pip car tax

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Kayceee
Kayceee Scope Member Posts: 15 Connected
edited November 2022 in PIP, DLA, and AA
Hi, my pip is claim ends 17.11.23 
I therefor cannot tax my car on 1st dec! I am 2 weeks out 🤦🏻‍♀️😞
this means I cannot drive my car at all as I don’t have the money to tax it this near to Christmas and I also live in a ULEZ zone and my car isn’t compliant. Has anyone else had this problem? I will now be housebound all Christmas 🥺 I am so stressed

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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    I don't understand why you can't tax it because you have a year left of your PIP award. You can also tax it for 6 months. Do you have standard mobility PIP or Enhanced?
    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.
  • Kayceee
    Kayceee Scope Member Posts: 15 Connected
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    Hi, because my entitlement has to be “valid” for a full year, hence valid when the tax expires 1st dec 23. I can’t tax the car under PIP for 6 months under PIP either only a year. I’ve spoken to both DWP & DVLA both unhelpful. I receive enhanced mobility and my car is currently classed disabled. DWP have said my award will probably be extended again 32 weeks before my award is due to end as reviews are so far behind. So therefor I will have no hope of having a “full year” of entitlement 😞
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ah ok, i didn't realise that. I've never claimed free road tax through my mobility award because i have a motability vehicle and all that is done for you when you collect the car.

    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.
  • calcotti
    calcotti Community member Posts: 10,010 Disability Gamechanger
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    Ayaanhr12 said:

    In the UK, if you don't pay your car tax (also known as Vehicle Excise Duty, or VED), you can't legally drive your car on public roads. 

    That's misleading. Even if you don't drive on public roads you can't just not pay car tax. You have to pay car tax unless you officially declare and register the car as off road (SORN).
    https://www.gov.uk/make-a-sorn
    Information I post is for England unless otherwise stated. Rules may be different in other parts of UK.
  • Kayceee
    Kayceee Scope Member Posts: 15 Connected
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    Hi, sorry @Ayaanhr12 has a comment been deleted? I’m a little confused?
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,031 Disability Gamechanger
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    Kayceee said:
    Hi, sorry @Ayaanhr12 has a comment been deleted? I’m a little confused?
    Yes, it looks like the misleading comment from Ayaanhr12 has been deleted. 
    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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