Blue Badge

Blue Badge - who can get one?


There are third party websites charging up to £50 and more to process Blue Badge applications. Please avoid these and apply through the GOV.UK website or by downloading and completing our application form. If you meet the eligibility criteria for a Blue Badge, you will be charged £10.

The Blue Badge Scheme provides parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems, designed to help them park close to their destination.

Who can apply?

You can apply for a Blue Badge if you:

  • receive the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMCDLA)
  • receive the moving around descriptor for the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) with a score of 8 or more points
  • are registered blind (severely sight impaired)
  • receive a War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement (WMPS)
  • have been awarded a lump sum benefit at tariffs 1-8 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • are certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking

You can also apply for a Blue Badge, subject to further assessment, if you:

  • have a severe disability in both arms, drive a vehicle regularly and are unable to operate, or have considerable difficulty in operating, all or some types of parking meter or pay and display equipment
  • have a permanent and substantial disability that causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking

You will be asked a series of questions to assess your eligibility and you may be asked to attend an Independent Mobility Assessment. If your application is turned down, you can ask for this decision to be reviewed. Information about the appeals process is sent to any applicant who is refused a Blue Badge.

You will be assessed by a Registered Health Care Professional. Your GP can no longer provide an assessment.

Contact us

We're available for phone calls from Monday to Friday, between 9am and 2pm. Email can be sent at any time.

Telephone: 0300 300 8035

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