Can I get a blue parking badge?

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.

If you live in England or Wales details of what you will need to provide and an online application form can be found on the GOV.UK blue badge web page.

If you live in Northern Ireland you can apply via the nidirect website.

If you live in Scotland you can apply via the mygov.scot website.

All the above websites also have links to help you find your local council who should be able to help with any questions you may have.

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