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Blue Badge

Blue Badges help people with disabilities or health conditions park closer to their destination. You can apply for a badge for yourself, on behalf of somebody else or an organisation that transports people that need a Blue Badge.

If you or your child have a bleeding disorder, the government’s blue badge scheme can help you to park closer to where you need to get to and reduce otherwise hefty parking costs.

Your local council will decide if you are eligible for a badge. They cannot start the assessment process until they have all the necessary evidence. It may take 12 weeks or longer to assess your application. If they decide that you are not eligible and you think that they did not take account of all the facts, you can ask them to consider your application again.  Contact your haemophilia centre for support with your application.

Who can get a Blue Badge?

You automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if you are over 2 years old and at least one of the following applies:

  • are registered as blind (severely sight impaired)
  • get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and scored 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ area of your assessment – check your decision letter if you’re not sure
  • get War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
  • you receive the mobility component of  PIP and have obtained 10 points specifically for descriptor E under the ‘planning and following journeys’ activity, on the grounds that you are unable to undertake any journey because it would cause you overwhelming psychological distress
  • received a lump sum payment as part of the Armed Forces Compensation scheme (tariffs 1 to 8), and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability

 

In Scotland you are also automatically eligible if at least one of the following applies:

  • you scored 12 points in the ‘planning and following journeys’ part of your mobility assessment for PIP
  • you previously received the higher rate of the mobility component for DLA indefinitely
  • you have had a mandatory reconsideration for PIP accepted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) – you are eligible for a 1 year badge

 

In Wales you are also automatically eligible if at least one of the following applies:

  • you scored 12 points in the ‘planning and following journeys’ part of your mobility assessment for PIP
  • you receive tariff level 6 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme for a permanent mental disorder

 

Click the link for more information on who can get a blue badge 

To apply for a blue badge in England, Scotland and Wales 

To apply for a blue badge in Northern Ireland

Blue Badges: your rights and responsibilities

Blue Badge rules for England

Blue badge rules for Northern Ireland

Blue badge rules for Scotland

Blue badge rules for Wales