DVLA Refuse To Back Down Over Revealing Benefit Details Online

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Many thanks to Benefits And Work for this update on this story.

DVLA are refusing to back down over publishing details of who gets certain disability benefits in a vehicle registration look-up service on their website.

Yesterday Benefits and Work revealed that a new vehicle check service on the DVLA website allows visitors to find out whether their neighbours are receiving the higher rate of the mobility component of disability living allowance (DLA) or either rate of the mobility component of personal independence payment (PIP).

We asked DVLA for a statement, which we have now received.

A DVLA spokesperson told Benefits and Work:

“The Vehicle Enquiry Service does not include any personal data. It allows people to check online what information DVLA holds about a vehicle, including details of the vehicle’s tax class to make sure that local authorities and parking companies do not inadvertently issue parking penalties where parking…

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