If you have been approved for a fuel tax refund under the B.C. government Fuel Tax Refund Program for Persons with Disabilities, then you may also qualify for a 25 per cent discount on your Basic Autoplan—even if you don’t drive the vehicle you’re insuring.
Who qualifies for the fuel tax refund?
People with any of the following disabilities may qualify:
- Have lost a limb or permanent functional loss of lower limbs.
- Are permanently dependent on a wheelchair.
- Have a permanent impairment of movement such that your use of public transportation would be hazardous to you (whether or not public transportation is available). A certification from a medical practitioner is required.
- Have permanent sight impairment and are not eligible to hold a driver's licence under the Motor Vehicle Act. A certification from a medical practitioner is required.
- Have a permanent mental disability to the extent that your use of public transportation would be hazardous to you (whether or not public transportation is available). A certification from a medical practitioner is required.
- Receive a 100 per cent disability pension as a result of active service in any war while a member of Her Majesty's forces.
- Are receiving or would receive, but for having reached age of 65, assistance or a supplement under the Employment and Assistance for Persons with Disabilities Act.
Still have questions about the refund? Is so, please call Taxpayer Services: 1-877-388-4440
How do I apply for the refund?
To apply for a disability discount on your insurance, you must first be qualified for a provincial government fuel tax refund.
Follow these steps:
- Complete the fuel tax refund form (PDF).
- Send the form to B.C.’s Ministry of Small Business and Revenue:
Consumer Taxation Branch
PO Box 9628 stn Prov Gov
Victoria BC V8W 9N6
The Ministry of Small Business and Revenue will send you a Motor Fuel Tax Act registration number.
How do I apply for the ICBC disability discount?
When you receive the Motor Fuel Tax Act registration number, take your number to any Autoplan broker, along with your Owner's Certificate of Insurance and Vehicle Licence (both are the insurance papers you received when you first insured your vehicle).