New reusable Certificate of Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance

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New reusable Certificate of Entitlement to Disability Living Allowance

31 October 2011

If you get the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), it is now easier to get your free vehicle tax. You’ll now be given a reusable Certificate of Entitlement to DLA, rather than having to obtain a new one each year.


To get free vehicle tax, people on DLA need to have a Certificate of Entitlement to DLA.

DLA404(NI) Certificates and annual Certificates of Entitlement have now been replaced with a new reusable Certificate of Entitlement to DLA. You can use this reusable certificate to get free vehicle tax as long as you remain entitled to the Higher Rate Mobility Component of DLA.

Once you’ve used the new Certificate to claim your free vehicle tax disc for the first time, keep it safe as you’ll need it every year.

If you already have a Certificate of Entitlement for this year you don’t need to do anything.

You can continue to use your existing DLA404(NI) Certificate or annual Certificate of Entitlement until the certificate expires and needs to be replaced.

A new DVA information leaflet INS216NI will be issued with the new Certificate of Entitlement to DLA. This provides more information on how to get free vehicle tax.

If your circumstances change

Your circumstances are considered to have changed if your:

  • Certificate of Entitlement to DLA is lost, damaged or stolen
  • vehicle or registered keeper changes
  • DLA404(NI) has expired and needs replaced

If any of these apply you will need to contact the Disability and Carers Service to get a new Certificate of Entitlement to DLA.

To apply for a new certificate, either write to or telephone:

Disability and Carers Service
Castle Court
Royal Avenue
Belfast
BT1 1HR

028 9090 6182

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