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10.12.7 Subsidising the purchase of an initial new or second-hand motor vehicle

Where the Commission subsidises the purchase of a motor vehicle for a person for the first time, that vehicle is known as an “initial motor vehicle”. The initial vehicle may be a new vehicle, or a second-hand vehicle.

Eligibility for an initial vehicle

The MVCS legislative instrument specifies that an eligible person seeking compensation for an initial vehicle under the MVCS must:

10.12.14 Ownership of the motor vehicle provided by MVCS

If the MRCC subsidises the purchase of a motor vehicle for a person, the person is taken to be the legal owner of the motor vehicle.

However, the Commonwealth has a chattel mortgage interest in the motor vehicle to the extent of the amount of the subsidy. The conditions attached to a chattel mortgage include the following:

The motor vehicle cannot be: