Quick Answer: What To Write To Get A Blue Badge?

Can you get a blue badge without PIP?

If you do not receive any qualifying benefits you can still apply for a Blue Badge through the “with further assessment” route.

This also applies to people who may have lost their DLA in their PIP reassessment or did not get the required number of points needed..

Do you get council tax reduction on PIP?

If you get PIP you may be entitled to extra money on top of your existing benefits, a reduction in your council tax or road tax bills and discounts on travel. You’ll need your PIP award letter before you can apply for this extra help.

Can you get a blue badge for COPD?

If you receive High rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment (moving around component) or the mobility supplement of a War pension, you will be entitled to a blue badge. If you can only walk 50 meters or less you may also be eligible.

Are blue badges free?

A Blue Badge costs up to £10 in England and £20 in Scotland. It’s free in Wales. They usually last up to 3 years. … If you’re replacing a lost, stolen or damaged blue badge, and it is not expiring in the next 3 months, you need to use a different service.

How far can you walk to get a blue badge?

If you are awarded 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ activity of the personal independence payment (PIP) you qualify automatically for a blue badge. To get 8 points you would have to meet descriptor 2c which is: Can stand and then move unaided more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres.

Can I apply for a blue badge by post?

Individuals and support organisations can apply for or renew a Blue Badge online or by post. With your application form, you must also include the right fee, photograph and supporting documents.

What benefits can I claim if I have a blue badge?

Many blue badge holders are eligible for exemption from vehicle excise duty (road tax) on grounds of disability. People who don’t hold a blue badge may also qualify for the road tax exemption. You’ll automatically get a refund for any full remaining months of road tax when you apply for exemption.

Can a carer use a blue badge?

The person you care for may also be eligible for a Blue Badge. The Blue Badge is linked to you rather than a vehicle, so it can be used with any car. You can also apply for a badge if you care for a child with a health condition.

What do I need to apply for a Blue Badge online?

You’ll also need:your original decision letter from the Department of Work and Pensions – if you’re automatically eligible for a badge.details of your medical condition – if you’re not automatically eligible for a badge.proof of identification, for example a birth or marriage certificate, passport or driving licence.More items…

Who is entitled to a blue badge in UK?

You automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if you are over 2 years old and at least one of the following applies: you receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance ( DLA )

Can blue badge holders park in parent and child spaces?

I can confirm Blue Badge holders are permitted to use our Parent & Child bays if the disabled spaces are full. The vast majority of our customers are very considerate of parents with young children and respect family bays.

Can I get a blue badge if I have arthritis?

You may be eligible for a blue badge, meaning you can park closer to where you need to go. If you claim benefits like Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment, or you have difficulty getting around because of your arthritis, then this will support your application.

How far is a 10 minute walk?

A ten-minute walk is commonly considered to be half a mile, which is the distance the National Park Service and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention uses when they link park access and public health.

Where can you not park with a blue badge?

Parking on-street *When parking on any time restrictions such as yellow lines, the clock must be correctly displayed. Blue Badge holders are not allowed to park in loading bays and may not be able to park in other places reserved for permit holders, like residents bays for example.

What are the criteria for a blue badge?

Who can get a blue badge?you get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance.you claim Personal Independence Payment because you can’t walk further than 50 metres.you receive a War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement.you’re a registered blind person.More items…•

Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?

Do I need to register as disabled for a Blue Badge parking permit? No, but you will need to apply to your local council they handle applications and issue Blue Badges. You may be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge if you have severe mobility problems. The Blue badge allows you can park close to places you need to go.

How long does a blue badge application take?

In a survey of councils last summer, the department found that on average it takes an applicant 17 days from applying to receiving a brand new Blue Badge – or 28 days if a medical assessment is required. The new online system is expected to reduce the time it takes to apply for a Blue Badge to 13 minutes.

What happens in a blue badge assessment?

You may be asked to do a mobility assessment. This involves a health professional carrying out an assessment of your mobility by completing a range of mobility exercises. They will then tell your local council whether they think your condition limits your mobility enough to need a badge, based on the assessment.