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Applicants for this scheme must be in possession of a Primary Medical Certificate. The medical assessment and the issuing of the certificate are carried out by a Senior Area Medical Officer attached to the local Health Board  ( List of Local HSE Offices ). The scheme is open to drivers and passengers with physical disabilities. Participation in the scheme allows people to avail of:

  • Exemption from VRT
  • Refund of VAT
  • Exemption from motor tax
  • Refund of duty paid on petrol and diesel (max 2,730L)
  • Exempt from tolls on each toll road in the state

 Further information can be found by visiting www.revenue.ie

The Scheme provides for a range of tax reliefs in connection with the purchase and use of motor vehicles. Relief in respect of Vehicle Registration Tax (VRT) and Value Added Tax (VAT) may be obtained on the purchase of a vehicle, subject to a maximum of:

€10,000 for a driver with a disability              €16,000 for a passenger with a disability

The Scheme is open to individuals who meet the specified medical criteria and have obtained a Primary Medical Certificate to that effect. You can apply for relief either as a driver with a disability or a passenger with a disability. Alternatively, there is provision for a family member of a passenger with a disability to apply.

In order to get a Primary Medical Certificate you must firstly apply through your local Health Service Office ( List of Local HSE Offices ) for an assessment with a Senior Area Medical Officer in the Health Board. Your GP or consultant cannot carry out the assessment.  Further information can be found by visiting www.revenue.ie

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Disabled drivers and disabled passengers whose vehicles are tax exempt under the drivers and passengers with disabilities tax relief scheme are entitled to apply for a Fuel Grant.

How will I apply for the Fuel Grant?

The Fuel Grant can be applied for online from the 1st January 2016, using Revenue’s new online service ‘myAccount’ on the Revenue website.  This will make the claim process easier as claims can be submitted and processed immediately.  Please register as soon as possible online.  All you need is your PPS number, mobile or landline number, e-mail address and home address.  Go to www.revenue.ie to sign up.

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Disabled drivers and disabled passengers whose vehicles are tax exempt under the drivers and passengers with disabilities tax relief scheme are exempt from tolls on each toll road in the state. Under the eflow system in operation on the M50 toll bridge, as you drive under the eFlow gantry on the M50, the photographic equipment will detect your vehicle registration number and recognise that you should not be charged.

On all the other toll roads the toll road operators issue special passes to facilitate such exempt passage. Passes issued by any one operator will be accepted by all other toll road operators.

For further information and to apply for a pass please contact your nearest toll road operator. A list of toll road operators and their contact numbers are listed below:

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A vehicle which has been admitted to the Scheme will also be entitled to an exemption from payment of annual road tax as follows:

1. In the case of a new vehicle or a vehicle which is being registered in the State for the first time the relief will be granted on application to your local Motor Taxation Office on presentation of the RF100 form. You do not need any documentation from the Central Repayments Office.
2. If the vehicle had been previously registered in the State the Central Repayments Office will issue you with a Certificate of Approval which should be presented by you to your local Motor Taxation Office.