Government of B.C.

Before you start

The fuel tax refund program for persons with disabilities can help reduce your transportation costs. 

To be eligible for the program, you must:

  • Be 16 years old or older
  • Own or lease a vehicle or have an ownership interest in a vehicle
    (if you're not the registered owner, you must provide a completed Appendix 3 - Vehicle Ownership Declaration
  • Confirm your disability with one of the following:
    • B.C. Disability Assistance Certification
    • Letter from the British Columbia Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) confirming you receive disability assistance or a supplement from the Social Assistance for Persons with Disability program in accordance with the Indigenous Services Canada Social Development Program – Policy and Procedures Handbook – BC Region
      • The letter from BCANDS must state the date you were enrolled in the Social Assistance for Persons with Disability program and the end date (if applicable)
    • Letter from Veterans' Affairs confirming you receive a 100% disability pension 
      • This letter must state:
        • That you receive a 100% disability pension through service while in Her Majesty's forces, and
        • The date you began receiving the disability pension 
    • Letter from the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) confirming permanent sight impairment
      • The letter from CNIB must state:
        • That you have a permanent sight impairment,
        • That you are not eligible to hold a driver's licence, and
        • The effective date of the impairment 
  • Medical certification confirming one of the following conditions:
    • Loss of a limb
    • Permanent dependence on a wheelchair
    • Complete and permanent functional loss of lower limbs
    • Permanent impairment of movement to the extent that use of public transportation would be hazardous (whether or not it's available)
    • Permanent mental disability to the extent that use of public transportation would be hazardous (whether or not it's available)
    • Permanent sight impairment to the extent that you're not eligible to hold a driver's licence

Driver's licence or government-issued ID

You must provide your driver’s licence number when you register. If you don’t have a valid driver’s licence, provide a copy of other government-issued ID that confirms your date of birth and legal name.

Vehicle ownership declaration

If you’re not the registered owner or lessee but have an ownership interest in the vehicle, you must provide a completed Appendix 3 - Vehicle Ownership Declaration. Your vehicle may be jointly owned but can't be registered to an incorporated association, company or society. If the vehicle registration expires, you can continue to apply for the fuel tax refund, but only for the time when your vehicle registration was valid.

Power of attorney or representation agreement

If you're registering and signing on behalf of another person who is 19 or older, you must provide a copy of a power of attorney or a representation agreement with the registration documents.

For more information, read Bulletin MFT 004 - Fuel Tax Refund Program for Persons With Disabilities

Overview

  1. Register for the program
  • ​Determine your eligibility
  • Gather supporting documents (see Before You Start)
  • Apply for registration
  1. If you're approved, you'll receive a:
  • Registration confirmation letter
  • Refund application form
  1. Apply for a refund
  • You can apply for a refund only after your registration is confirmed   

Benefits

If you're eligible for the fuel tax refund program for persons with disabilities, you may receive:

  • a fuel tax refund of up to $500 each calendar year for a qualifying vehicle registered in the program, and
  • a 25% discount off your ICBC basic Autoplan insurance (including electric vehicles)

Register for program

1

Register for the program

Register online

Register by downloadable form
Fuel Tax Refund Program (FIN 119) (PDF) 

These PDFs are not currently compatible with assistive technology. We're working to correct this issue. If you use assistive technology and would like to register using the PDF forms, contact us at 1-877-388-4440 so we can help you complete your application.

2

Receive a registration confirmation letter

Once your registration is approved, you'll receive a registration confirmation letter in the mail that includes your:

  • Registration number
  • Registration effective date (date from which you can apply for a fuel tax refund)
  • Confirmed disability start date
  • Application for Refund of Provincial Fuel Tax for Persons With Disabilities form

Start keeping your fuel receipts right away as you’ll need them when you apply for a refund.

Apply for a refund

Once you receive your registration confirmation letter, you can apply for a refund.

We must receive your refund application within four years from the date you paid the fuel tax. Your original fuel receipts must show:

  1. Date you purchased the fuel
  2. Type of fuel purchased (gas, diesel, propane)
  3. Number of litres of fuel purchased
  4. Name and address of the fuel seller ​

For more information see Bulletin MFT 004 - Fuel Tax Refund Program for Persons With Disabilities.

Contact

Contact us if you need assistance, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.

Toll Free:

Fax:

1-250-356-2195

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