- How do I check the status of my blue badge application?
- What are the new rules for a blue badge?
- What benefits can I claim if I have a blue badge?
- Can a blue badge holder park in a parent and child space?
- Can I park on a double yellow line with a blue badge?
- How far can you walk to get a blue badge?
- Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?
- What evidence is needed for a blue badge?
- What does a blue badge assessment involve?
- Can I get a blue badge if I have arthritis?
- Do blue badge holders have to pay in hospital car parks?
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..
What are the new rules for a blue badge?
Under the new rules, a disabled person should be automatically eligible for a blue badge if they receive eight points or more under the “moving around” activity of the mobility component of personal independence payment (PIP), or they receive the PIP mobility component and also score at least 10 points under the “ …
What benefits can I claim if I have a blue badge?
If you’ve got a blue badge you might be eligible for extra concessions, like exemption from road tax, road tolls or access to town centres where other vehicles are restricted.
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.
Can I park on a double yellow line with a blue badge?
Badge holders may park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours, but in general not where there are restrictions on loading or unloading – indicated by yellow kerb dashes and / or signs on plates.
How far can you walk to get a blue badge?
If you are awarded 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ activity of the personal independence payment (PIP) you qualify automatically for a blue badge. To get 8 points you would have to meet descriptor 2c which is: Can stand and then move unaided more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres.
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.
What evidence is needed for a blue badge?
proof of identification, for example a birth or marriage certificate, passport or driving licence. a Council Tax bill from the last 3 months to prove your address – or you can give your local council permission to check their records. a photograph of the person the badge is for – it has to be taken with a digital …
What does a blue badge assessment involve?
This involves a health professional carrying out an assessment of your mobility by completing a range of mobility exercises. They will then tell your local council whether they think your condition limits your mobility enough to need a badge, based on the assessment.
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.
Do blue badge holders have to pay in hospital car parks?
Disabled drivers with “blue badge” permits, frequent outpatient attendees and parents of sick children staying overnight will be spared having to pay the fees for leaving their vehicles at hospital car parks.