1. What is the Disabled Drivers and Passengers with Disabilities Tax relief scheme?

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 Driver with a Disability €16,000 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.

2. How do I apply for a Primary Medical Certificate?

In order to get a Primary Medical Certificate you must firstly apply through your local Health Service Office (HSE) for an assessment with a Senior Area Medical Officer in the Health Board. Your GP or consultant cannot carry out the assessment.

3. If the Primary Medical Certificate is refused can I appeal?

Yes you can – you must contact the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Rochestown Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. This is an independent Board whose decision is final. Appeals should normally be made within 28 days of refusal

4. What do I do once I receive the Primary Medical Certificate?

Download a DD1 form from www.revenue.ie or telephone 1890 60 60 61. Complete the DD1 form and enclose together with the Primary Medical Certificate and return to: The Revenue Commissioners, Disabled Drivers Section, Freepost, Coolshanagh, Co Monaghan. Once processed the Revenue Commissioners will issue you with a letter of authorisation to allow you to register your vehicle without VRT. You then give the letter of authorisation to the garage where you bought the vehicle who will then register the vehicle and organise a VAT refund.

5. What is the Fuel Grant Scheme and am I entitled to receive it?

The Scheme is open to individuals who meet the specified medical criteria and have obtained a Primary Medical Certificate to that effect. If you qualify for the scheme you can claim 59p per litre of petrol, the rate for diesel will be 48p per litre, and the rate for liquefied petroleum gas will be 10p per litre. The annual maximum that a driver or passenger may claim will be 2,730 litres, and the annual maximum that an organisation may claim will be 4,100 litres per vehicle

6. How do I apply for the Fuel Grant Scheme?

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. If you do not have internet access you can contact the Central Repayments Office on 1890 60 60 61 between 2pm and 4pm Monday to Friday and request a paper form.

7. Am I exempt from Paying Motor Tax?

A vehicle which has been admitted to the Disabled Drivers and Passengers with Disabilities Tax Relief Scheme is also exempt from the payment of annual motor tax.

8. Am I exempt from paying Toll Road Charges?

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.  Follow this link for further information and how to apply

9. Can I buy a second hand car under the scheme?

Yes you can, but only a vehicle that has not previously been registered in Ireland

A used vehicle which was previously registered in Ireland will not be entitled to the full relief, you can only claim the residual tax contained in the value of the vehicle.

Finally you must purchase a vehicle from a registered dealer.

DUBLIN

Parfit Ltd.

Old School House Works
Cloghran
Swords
Co. Dublin
01-8407880
Contact: Pat Fitzsimons
www.parfit.ie
Email: pat@parfit.ie

OC Cars & Mobility Ltd.
Unit 1, Harris Park
Swords Road, Cloghran
Co.Dublin Eircode - K67V123
01-8332301
Contact: Tanya Bruen
www.occars.ie - sales@occars.ie

Kelly Mobility Ltd.
Unit 20-21
Airways Industrial Estate
Santry
Dublin 17
01- 8623322
Contact: Ivan O’Kelly
www.kellymobility.ie

ARMAGH

McElmeel Mobility Services Ltd.
15 Ballyscandle Road
Armagh BT61 8BL
NI 048-37525333
Email: info@mobility-services.com
www.mobility-services.com

CORK

Southern Mobility Solutions Ltd.
Waterfront Business Park
Little Island
Co. Cork
021-4355411
www.southernmobility.ie
Email: southernmobility@yahoo.co.uk

Bott Ltd.
Unit 11, Carrigaline Industrial Park
Carrigaline
Co. Cork
021- 4376966
Email: info@bott.ie
www.bott.ie

Wheelchair Cars Ireland 
Cregane Industrial Estate
Buttevent
Co. Cork
022 41577
www.wci.ie sales@wci.ie

DONEGAL

Donaghey Motors
Letterkenny
Co. Donegal
074-9111111
Email: info@irishmotorhomes.com
www.donagheymotorhomes.ie

GALWAY

Car Interior Design Ltd.
Unit 6, Glenrock Business Park
Ballybane
Galway
091-767439
Contact: Declan Ferns
Email: declan@carinteriordesign.ie
www.carinteriordesign.ie

Ken Carroll Adaptations
Cloonacauneen
Claregalway
Co. Galway
087 2502923
Contact: Ken Carroll
Email: kencarrolladaptations@gmail.com
www.kencarrolladaptations.ie

KERRY

Munster Mobility
Ballybeg
Currow
Killarney
Co. Kerry
066-9764738

KILDARE

TML Mobility Solutions Ltd.
16 Liffey Lawns
Clane
Co. Kildare
045-868458
Contact:Tom McLoughlin
Email: sales@tmlms.ie
www.tmlms.ie

KILKENNY

Cuddihy Mobility Ltd.
Brittas
Tullaroan
Co. Kilkenny
Email: jcuddihy@eircom.net
Contact: John Cuddihy
www.cuddihymobility.ie
056-7769121

Procon Vehicles
Barrowmount
Goresbridge
Co. Kilkenny
059-9775994
Contact: JJ Maher
Email: jjmaher@eircom.net
www.mobilityvehiclesireland.ie

LIMERICK

L&M Conversions Ltd
Unit 51, Block D
Eastlink Business Park
Ballysimon Road, Limerick
061-423323

www.landmconversions.ie
Email: info@landmconversions.ie

DERRY

J.Haslett & Sons Ltd
11 Learmount Road
Claudy
Londonderry BT47 4AQ
NI
0044 28 71338329

LOUTH

Mobility Motors Ltd.
Donaghmore
Carrick Road
Dundalk
Co. Louth
Contact: Matt O’Brien
042-9336240

MAYO

Freedom Mobility
Cornmarket
Ballinrobe
Co. Mayo
094 9542652 Ballinrobe office
087 7607879
091 483809 Galway office
sales@freedommobility.ie

Vesey Automobility Services
Barroe
Carracastle
Ballaghaderreen
Mayo
Contact: John Vesey
094-9254688

MEATH

Motability Ireland Ltd.
Unit 21, Ashbourne Industrial Estate
Ashbourne
Co. Meath
01-8359173
Contact: Jonny
Email: sales@motabilityireland.com
www.motabilityireland.com

Patron SVS Ltd.
Unit 17 Duggan Industrial Estate
Athboy Road
Trim
Co. Meath
046 9438597
www.patronsvs.com

OFFALY

Paramount Conversions Ltd.
Riverview Commercial Park
Tullamore
Co. Offaly
057-9320170
Contact: Willie
Email: info@paramountconversions.ie
www.www.paramountconversions.ie
 
Primo Coachworks
Unit D
Rosfaraghan
Ferbane
Co. Offaly
090-6454368
Email: info@primocoachworks.com
www.primocoachworks.com

WESTMEATH

Wheelchair Cars Ireland
Glasson
Athlone
Co. Westmeath
0906 439438
Contact: Gerry MurtaghWeb: www.wci.ie
Email: sales@wci.ie
 
Donal Murtagh Mobility (DM Mobility)
Unit 1, Moate Business Park
Clara, Moate
Co. Westmeath
087 8400 403
Contact: Donal Murtagh
www.dmmobility.ie
Email: donal@dmmobility.ie

WEXFORD

Eastern Mobility
Ballinclay
Killurin
Enniscorthy
Co. Wexford
Contact: Billy
053-9128287

Discounts available to Disabled Drivers Association Members

Below is a list of motor companies that offer a discount to DDAI members when purchasing a new vehicle. Discounts vary so we advise that you contact your nearest distributor for further information.

Dacia
                           Nissan - www.nissan.ie
   Hyundai
 
 
Volvo
Ford
FIAT
Opel

Renault
VW
Peugeot
Citroen
Skoda

Contact us

Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland,
Ballindine, Claremorris, Co. Mayo

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Media Contact : Email: richard.ryder@ddai.ie

 

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