We can supply and fit hand controls to nearly all makes and models of cars. Hand control adaptive equipment are products designed to allow the driver to operate the accelerator and brakes controls of their car using their hands when they cannot do so safely using their feet.
Left Foot Accelerator Quick Release
The left foot accelerator Quick Release was developed to control the cars original accelerator with the left foot. When not in use the left foot accelerator must be removed from the drivers side floor space so that it will not interfere when other individuals use the vehicle.
Left Foot Accelerator Flip Up
The left foot accelerator and the original accelerator are equipped with a hinge allowing for the desired pedal to be gently pushed into place while the other can be neatly tucked away.
The Stamp extension, brings the original pedals 10-30cm closer and can be installed in both automatic and manual vehicles. Adjustments can be made for distance, height, and the desired space between the pedals. The stamp extension is fitted with a quick release, so it may be easily removed.
Steering Wheel Spinners
We can supply and fit spinners to nearly all makes and models of cars. Contact us to discuss your requirements and give details of your vehicle
Drivers Swivel Seat
A drivers swivel seat is ideally suited to a 3 door car, the seat swivels out to a 90 degree angle to assist the drivers entry and exit from the vehicle. There are many solutions to suit a drivers swivel seat in a 5 door car , it would be essential to contact us to discuss your options as many solutions are make or model specific.
Boot hoists are a simple safe reliable means of stowing your wheelchair or scooter. Boot hoists come in many different specifications for lifting loads from 40 kg to 180 kgs.
Disabled Drivers/Passenger Scheme.
Disabled Drivers can qualify for VRT & VAT Relief up to €9,525 on the purchase of a vehicle adapted to suit their disability. Disabled Passengers and family Members can qualify for VRT & VAT relief up to €15,875 on the purchase of a vehicle adapted to suit their disability. A person admitted to the Relief Scheme may apply for the repayment of excise duty on fuel used in the vehicle for the person with the disability, up to a maximum of 2,728 litres per year. A vehicle which has been admitted to the scheme is also exempt from the payment of annual road tax. Once approved, you are entitled to change your vehicle every 2 years.
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How to Apply –
– If you are claiming for the first time. You must apply to your Health Service Executive (HSE Clinic) for an application form for a Primary Medical Certificate.
-Complete the application form and return it to the Senior Medical Officer of the Local Health Office.
-The Senior Medical Officer will then arrange an appointment to carry out an assessment of the level of your disability or family member.
– If you satisfy the requirements, you are granted a Primary Medical Certificate by the HSE.
– Post Original Primary Medical Cert and Completed Application Form DD1 to Monaghan – form DD1 can be obtained from Ourselves ( Click here to download DD1 Form ), or Local Health Office .
– If your application for remission of VRT is acceptable, you will be sent a Letter of Authorisation which authorises you to purchase a vehicle.
-When you have chosen the vehicle, the vehicle identification number (VIN) must be submitted to the Central Repayments Office on the form issued to you with the Letter of Authorisation. You will be issued with an Exemption Notification that allows the vehicle to be registered exempt of VRT
– You can claim tax relief on a new vehicle and or a used vehicle that has been purchased from an authorised dealer and that has not been previously registered in the state. You can also buy a previously registered used vehicle, in which case the amount of the repayment will be the residual tax contained in the value of the vehicle.
– You can claim tax relief on new vehicle and or a used vehicle that has been purchased from an authorised dealer and that has not been previously registered in the State. You can also buy a previously registered used vehicle, in which case the amount of the repayment will be the residual tax contained in the value of the vehicle. If you bought the vehicle before you qualified as a disabled driver or passenger, a repayment of VAT and VRT, appropriate to the market value of the vehicle at the time of entry to the scheme, will be made. The pre-tax cost of adapting the vehicle must amount to at least 10% of its pre-tax cost.
A family member of a disabled passenger can also qualify for relief provided he/she is living with and responsible for the transport of the disabled person in question and has acquired the vehicle for that purpose. If the disabled person only stays with a family member on a part-time basis, the residency requirement is not met. However, if the disabled person who is in residential or medical care on a part-time or occasional basis and who spends a significant part of his/her time at home, e.g., every weekend and holidays, the residency requirement may be met. You should contact the Central Repayments Office to make sure that you meet the residency requirements for relief under the scheme before purchasing a vehicle.
Some Recent Changes :
Disabled drivers or passengers buying a second hand vehicle, which has already had the full limit of VRT reclaimed by a previous VRT/VAT relief scheme participant, can no longer claim VRT back on that vehicle.
Disabled Drivers will longer be allowed relief for the purchase of vehicles in excess of 2000cc in exceptional circumstances. Disabled drivers and passengers who carry out extensive adaptations to their vehicle will no longer be able to make applications to exceed the stated maximum VAT and VRT relief regardless of how long they agree to keep their vehicle.
Also, from the 1st January 2012 voluntary or charitable organisations that are funded directly or indirectly more than 80% from the State will no longer be eligible to claim the following:
– Exemption from motor tax – VAT and VRT exemptions when purchasing new buses – Rebate on duty on fuel
If you would like some advice or help completing your application call one of our mobility profesionals today. Call Warren on 087 2404128 or call Ivan on 087 2580675