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Free car tax - but.......

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Wibbles
Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
Have any of you actually used the benefit of free car tax - that comes with enhanced PIP Mobility ?
For myself - it involves a trip to the post office in the next town
A 25 mile round trip !
Disabled car owners are going to have poor mobility - so why does DVLA not make it a simple on-line application ?
Surely with technology as it is today - this would be a simple task ?

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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @wibbles :) I can see how this could be an issue, with your nearest Post Office being so far away! 

    Do you mind me asking why you'd need to go to the Post Office in person? It's not a process I've been through myself.

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  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
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    Hi @wibbles :) I can see how this could be an issue, with your nearest Post Office being so far away! 

    Do you mind me asking why you'd need to go to the Post Office in person? It's not a process I've been through myself.
    That's the whole point of this post
    You MUST attend the PO  in person to get the forms processed!
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,783 Pioneering
    edited November 2022
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    I have the DWP statement of entitlement 
    But DWP do not run the car tax system 
    It is run by DVLA and they require an application in person at the post office
    Renewal is done on-line, but the initial change in tax class must be done at the PO
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