Motoring - Grant Schemes & Entitlements
Can I buy a second hand car under the scheme?
Yes, you can buy:
- A used vehicle which has not been previously registered in the State.
- A used vehicle which was previously registered in the State in which case the amount of the repayment will be the residual tax contained in the value of the vehicle.
You must purchase a vehicle from a registered dealer; details of registered dealers are available at your local vehicle registration office.
How do I get a Primary Medical Certificate?
In order to get a Primary Medical Cert, you will need to apply through your local Health Board office for an assessment with a Senior Area Medical Officer in the Health Board. Your own GP or consultant cannot carry out the assessment.
What do I do, when I get the Primary Medical Certificate?
On receipt of the certificate, you will need to fill in a form called a DD1 form and enclose with the Primary Medical Certificate to the Revenue Commissioners, Disabled Drivers Section, Freepost, Coolshanagh, Co Monaghan. The DDI form is available from the Revenue Commissioners, phone 1890 60 60 61. It can also be downloaded from www.revenue.ie.
On processing this application, the Revenue Commissioners will issue you with a Letter of Authorisation to allow you to register your vehicle without VRT. Most people, then give the letter of Authorisation to their garage, who will then register the vehicle and organise the VAT refund.
If a Primary Medical Cert is refused, can the decision be appealed?
Where the issue of a Primary Medical Certificate is refused, the applicant may appeal this refusal to 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. Where the Board considers that the person concerned meets the criteria it will issue the required certificate. It is of course open to a person to re-apply for a Primary Medical Certificate should a change occur in his/her medical condition to the extent that the medical criteria might now be met.
What type of adaptations do I need to get in a vehicle?
If you are a passenger, the cost of your adaptations must amount to 10 per cent of the cost of the vehicle less VAT/VRT. If you are a driver, there is no price basis for your adaptation, however you must have some type of adaptation fitted, an automatic transmission car is not regarded as an adaptation. Examples of adaptations that are acceptable are hand controls, infra red devices and steering knobs.
Can I claim for my current vehicle under the scheme?
Yes, If the vehicle is already in your possession, i.e. if you purchased it before you qualified for relief, you are eligible for a repayment of VRT and VAT, the market value of the vehicle at the time of entry to the Scheme, will be made.