Can I get a Blue Badge?

Find out if you're able to apply for a Blue Badge for yourself, family or the organisation you work for.

Automatic eligibility

You will automatically get a badge if you or the person you are applying for:

  • is registered blind
  • gets Personal Independence Payment for Moving Around Descriptor (8 to 12 points)
  • gets Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate of 'mobility component' for help with getting around
  • gets a War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement or have received a lump sum benefit under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme within tariff levels 1 to 8 and has been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty walking by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

Possible eligibility

You may get a badge if you or the person you are applying for:

  • is over the age of 2 and has a permanent and substantial walking disability
  • a child under the age of 3 whose condition requires bulky medical equipment which cannot be carried around easily
  • a child under the age of 3 who needs to be kept near a vehicle to be treated in that vehicle or taken to a place where they can be treated
  • drives a motor vehicle regularly, has a severe disability in both arms, and is unable to operate all or some types of parking meter

Mobility assessment

If we’re not able to decide if you’re eligible for a Blue Badge based on the application we may need to do a mobility assessment. Our assessments are done by Occupational Therapists.

Apply for a Blue Badge

If you're eligible, you can apply for a Blue Badge with us through GOV.UK.

Page last updated: 12 February 2019
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