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Blue Badge scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme is a national parking scheme for people with severe mobility problems or those registered as having a severe sight impairment.  

Am I eligible?

You can automatically get a badge if you:

  • are severely sight impaired or blind
  • receive the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
  • receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and have scored 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ section
  • receive the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement 
  • have received a lump sum benefit as part of the Armed Forces Compensation scheme (tariffs 1 to 8), and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability
  • have been diagnosed as having terminal cancer

You may be eligible if you:

  • drive a vehicle regularly and have a severe disability in both arms and are unable to operate, or have considerable difficulty operating, all or some types of parking meter
  • have a permanent and substantial disability which means you cannot walk or find walking very difficult
  • have children under the age of three, who have a disability due to a medical condition and need to travel with bulky equipment or be close to a vehicle for emergency medical treatment
  • represent an organisation which cares for people with disabilities who meet one of the criteria listed above

If you think you meet the criteria above you can apply online.

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