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10.10.4 DVA's responsibility following modifications

Last amended 
12 April 2023

Under section 39(1) of the DRCA, DVA accepts responsibility for the reasonable cost of any repairs or maintenance to an approved modification once the modification to a vehicle owned by a client has been made.

DVA will only pay once for a modification to a particular vehicle.

In practical terms, this means that if the client changes their vehicle in future:

  • the new vehicle should include the modified item (e.g. automatic transmission) as a standard feature; and
  • the value of the modifications already provided will be considered when assessing requests for future similar modifications; and
  • any financial gain made by the client because their vehicle included specific modifications will be considered when determining funding for any future modifications.