Sunday Mirror

Disabled car tax discount delay chaos


THOUSANDS of disabled drivers are off the road due to delays in car tax applicatio­ns, say campaigner­s.

Those on some benefits usually get 50% off their tax but must send documents to the DVLA to prove their eligibilit­y.

Some fear last week’s strike at DVLA’s Swansea HQ over working conditions may lengthen delays.

Disabled Motoring UK, representi­ng blue badge holders, wants more services online.

Disabled Jacqueline Nelson, of Sittingbou­rne, Kent, fears she won’t be able to return to her job by May. She said: “It’s taking twice as long to deal with applicatio­ns, it’s not fair.”

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