- What hidden disabilities qualify for a blue badge?
- Can I get a blue badge if I have arthritis?
- Does having COPD qualify me for a blue badge?
- Can you get a blue badge without PIP?
- Does attendance allowance qualify for a blue badge?
- How do I check the status of my blue badge application?
- How far can you walk to qualify for a blue badge?
- Do blue badge holders pay for NCP parks?
- Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?
- Can you get a blue badge for anxiety?
- What is the new criteria for a blue badge?
- What are you entitled to if you have a blue badge?
- Can a blue badge holder park in a parent and child space?
What hidden disabilities qualify for a blue badge?
New rules have widened Blue Badge eligibility criteria to help people with Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and other ‘invisible’ disabilities..
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.
Does having COPD qualify me for a blue badge?
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.
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.
Does attendance allowance qualify for a blue badge?
You can get a Disabled Person’s Railcard if you get Attendance Allowance. Getting Attendance Allowance might also help to support your application for a Blue Badge. A blue badge allows you to park closer to where you need to go if you’re disabled. Read more about a Disabled Person’s Railcard and the Blue Badge.
How do I check the status of my blue badge application?
You can check the progress of your Blue Badge application by logging into our Blue Badge Customer Portal. You’ll need your application reference number to hand, which can be found on the confirmation email you received when you submitted your application.
How far can you walk to qualify for a blue badge?
50 metresEligibility ‘Without further assessment’ This score is awarded to people who cannot walk further than 50 metres safely, repeatedly and to an acceptable standard. We believe this equates to the criterion in the Blue Badge regulations requiring a person to have “very considerable difficulty” walking.
Do blue badge holders pay for NCP parks?
In most of our car parks, Blue Badge Holders are required to pay the standard charges as advertised in the car park. However, in many car parks, there will be designated spaces reserved for Blue Badge holders only.
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.
Can you get a blue badge for anxiety?
You can still get a badge if: you have long term problems walking or going to places – including problems caused by stress, anxiety or other mental health issues. you have severe problems using both your arms.
What is the new criteria for a blue badge?
The new Blue Badge scheme criteria will extend eligibility to people who: cannot undertake a journey without there being a risk of serious harm to their health or safety, or that of any other person. cannot undertake a journey without it causing them considerable psychological distress.
What are you entitled to if you have a blue badge?
Your Blue Badge usually lets you park for free: on streets with parking meters or pay-and-display machines for as long as you need to. in disabled parking bays on streets for as long as you need to, unless a sign says there is a time limit.
Can a blue badge holder park in a parent and child space?
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.