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FAQ

The length of time required to convert a car is dependent on the model and the seat configuration required. We would be happy to chat with you about what you are looking for and advise on a time scale once we know your requirements.

Yes, The Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme provides tax reliefs for the purchase and use of specially constructed or adapted vehicles for disability drivers or passengers.

This very much depends on assessing the needs of both the family and the wheelchair user.

We recommend contacting us to have a chat.

Local Health Offices of the Health Service Executive (HSE) process applications for a Primary Medical Certificate.

You may dispose of the car within the retention period, but you maybe asked to refund the Revenue Commissioners a portion of the exemption given dependent on your circumstances. Revenue will guide you through this process.

No, you can choose between an automatic and manual transmission.

A conversion is a permanent change to your car, in most cases making the vehicle wholly wheelchair accessible. An adaption can be reversed if it no longer suits the needs of the individual, extended rails, swivel seats and hand controls are our most common examples.

There are advantages to owning your own wheelchair accessible vehicle. Some advantages include:
  1. Increased freedom and comfort for wheelchair user so you are not relying on public transport.
  2. It is far more convenient for the entire family as your car is configured to suit your lifestyle.
  3. You will receive VRT exemption once approved
  4. You can apply for fuel allowance, disabled parking permit and toll exemptions.
  5. You car is your own allowing for hassle free travelling

Once you apply and are approved for your Parking Permit Disabled (also known as 'European') Parking Cards you can use it within the 28 member states of the EU and also the US and Canada. This means that when you travel abroad, you can bring your European Parking Card with you.  

You can find all the information from this link or phone us on Tel: +353 (0) 022 41577
Mob: +353 (0) 874662895
http://wcicork.ie/grant-scheme-2019/