Primary Medical Certificate

This is a certificate issued by the HSE which certifies that a person is a severely disabled and permanently disabled person for the purposes of Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Regulations 1994. Some of the benefits of this certificate are that you may qualify for a refund of Vehicle Registration Tax, VAT and Excise Duty if you buy a new or second hand car. You may also qualify for exemption of road tax and a refund of VAT on motor fuel up to certain limits.

 

You must meet one following criteria to be issued the Certificate:

- Be wholly or almost wholly without the use of both legs

- Be wholly without the use of one leg and almost wholly without the use of the other leg such that you are severely restricted as to the movement of the lower limbs

- Be without both hands or without both arms

- Be without one or both legs

- Be wholly or almost wholly without the use of both hands, or arms and wholly without the use of one leg

- Have the medical condition of dwarfism and have serious difficulties of movement of the lower limbs

To apply for the Primary Medical Certificate you must complete an application form. This form is available from your local PCCC Office and should be returned to same. You will then receive an appointment for an assessment with a Medical Officer.

 

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