Can I renew my Blue Badge at my local council?
Renewing your Blue Badge Some councils also let you renew your Blue Badge using a paper form – contact your local council to check. You must give your Blue Badge back to your council if you no longer need it, for example if your condition improves.
How do I get a Blue Badge in Dorset?
Who automatically qualifies?
- you’re registered as blind (severely sight impaired)
- you receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at the Higher Rate of Mobility.
- you receive a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and have scored 8 points or more for ‘Moving Around’ as part of the ‘mobility component’
How do I get a Blue Badge in Lincolnshire?
You must provide us with satisfactory evidence for your application to be successful. If you, or a friend, or family member cannot apply on your behalf, you can request a paper application form: Email: email@example.com. Call: 01522 782232.
How long does it take to get a Blue Badge in Scotland?
around 12 weeks
Once you apply, your local council will process your application. They will give you a decision in around 12 weeks. Councils can charge up to £20 for a Blue Badge. If you’re unsure, check on your council’s website before applying.
What is the maximum walking distance for a Blue Badge?
To qualify for a blue badge you have to have very considerable difficulties walking and is awarded to people who cannot walk more than 50 meters safely. This equates to 8 or more points on the ‘moving around’ activity on your PIP assessment.
What is the walking criteria for a Blue Badge?
You will generally only be able to get a blue badge if you can walk only with great difficulty, and at an extremely slow pace or with excessive pain. No other factors, such as how difficult you find it to carry objects, will be taken into account. Your difficulties must be permanent and not temporary.
How do I get a blue badge in Poole?
For details of how to apply for a Blue Badge for a child please contact the Customer Services Team on 01202 633605 (Poole residents) or 01202 458744 (Bournemouth and Christchurch residents).
Is disabled parking free in Poole?
The only disabled parking left in poole is the small section on the front of the harbour and that like all of the rest is only free if you have a motorbility car if you just have a blue badge you have to pay !
Can I use my blue badge in Bournemouth?
Find out more about the blue badge, which allows a holder to use disabled parking facilities throughout the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area.
Can Blue Badge holders park on double yellow lines in Lincoln?
The scheme is intended for on-street parking only. As a Blue Badge holder there are several places you can park for free while displaying your badge (where there are no restrictions in place): yellow or double yellow lines (for up to 3 hours) on-street parking meters and pay-and-display machines.
How would a Blue Badge improve journeys between a vehicle and their destination?
A Blue Badge allows some disabled people to park closer to their destination, as they are less able to walk long distances or take public transport. This does not include temporary conditions that are likely to get better in the 3 years the badge is issued for.
Where can I get information about the Northamptonshire blue badge scheme?
We’ve matched the postcode to Northamptonshire County Council . You can get information on their website. You can only use this service to get information about the Blue Badge scheme from councils in England. You can apply for a Blue Badge online if you live in England or Wales.
Where can I find out more about Blue Badges?
The Blue Badge scheme is operated by Northamptonshire County Council. You can find out more about Blue Badges, and make enquiries, on their Blue Badge web pages. Northampton Borough Council staff are not able to deal with Blue Badge enquiries. Blue Badge holders can park free of charge in any of the borough council’s car parks
When to apply for a blue badge in the UK?
From 30 August 2019 the new criteria for Blue Badge applications in England will be introduced. You, or the applicant, should consider applying for a Blue Badge if a non-visible (hidden) condition causes severe difficulty with journeys between a vehicle and the destination, and either:
What happens if I do not qualify for a blue badge?
If you do not automatically qualify for a blue badge your application will be assessed according to eligibility criteria. As part of your application you may be asked to attend an independent mobility assessment and / or provide medical information in support of your application.