Can I get a blue parking badge and who do I contact?

The Blue Badge Scheme entitles disabled people, including passengers registered as blind or partially sighted, to car parking which is closer to their destination. If you travel by car with family, friends, or carers, they can use your Blue Badge whilst travelling with you.

You are automatically eligible to apply for a Blue Badge without further assessment if you:

  • are registered as blind (severely sight impaired)
  • get the higher rate mobility component of DLA (Disability Living Allowance)
  • get PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and scored 8 points or more in the 'moving around' area of your assessment
  • get War Pensioners 'Mobility Supplement'
  • 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

If you are partially sighted (sight impaired) and do not receive any of the above benefits, but have another long term medical condition affecting mobility, you may also be eligible for a blue badge. You will have to fill in an extra part of the application to show why you need one.

To find out more including how to apply, contact the Blue Badge service based within your local council:

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