If this is your first visit, check out the community guide. You will have to Join us or Sign in before you can post.

Having difficulties logging in or resetting your password?


Please email [email protected]

Driving with Cerebral Palsy

adamb123adamb123 Posts: 7Member Listener
edited March 1 in Cerebral Palsy
Hello All 

I have recently passed an automatic driving test.

I was sent a B1 form to 'report' my condition to the DVLA. I sent a copy of my pass certificate as evidence alongside the form. I received my photocard license last week, does this mean that I am able to drive? I've had a look at the DVLA website, which says that if the decision takes more than 6 weeks then they will write to me. 

I'm confused, as to whether to wait to buy a car and insure it etc or wait to hear back  from the DVLA about whether I have approval to drive. 

Another question regarding mobility- I receive the standard element of PIP. Does anyone know if passing the driving test counts as a change in circumstance? As I was not driving when I went for the PIP interview.

Lastly, am I able to get discount off/free tax for having Cerebral Palsy? 

Many thanks in advance for your responses and support. 

Best wishes and kind regards

Replies

  • MarkmywordsMarkmywords Posts: 400Member Pioneering
    If you have received your licence you may use its privileges unless you hear otherwise. I'd recommend waiting before buying.
    Car tax reduction is 50% for you.
    It's not a change of circumstances.
  • Deb_ScopeDeb_Scope Posts: 192Administrator Scope community team
    edited March 4
    Hi @adamb123 

    Welcome to our community.

    You may find out page here https://www.scope.org.uk/advice-and-support/driving-and-motability useful in answering or guiding you to the right place regarding your driving test.

    I would have thought that waiting for confirmation from the DVLA that you are approved to drive would be wise, as buying a car and insurance is a big investment.

    As for the change in circumstances regarding your PIP @BenefitsTrainingCo may be able to assist in answering your question or someone on the community, they are a very knowledgeable group.

    Kind regards
    Debbie
    Debbie
    Online Community Manager
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 1,713Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @adamb123 
    Please wait until you have heard back from the DVLA before purchasing a vehicle. I have had friends that rushed into the purchase and were not given a positive response from DVLA.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
Sign in or join us to comment.