You might be eligible for a Blue Badge if you have a physical impairment that makes it difficult for you to walk, a medical condition that limits your mobility, or a hidden disease like dementia, autism, or Parkinson’s Disease that makes it difficult for you to find parking nearby.


If you have a Blue Badge, you may be exempt from normal parking restrictions and can park for free in disabled parking spaces whether you’re the driver or the passenger. Your Blue Badge is also valid in any vehicle, including taxis.

Blue Badge costs £20 and is good for three years.

For parking convenience, those with dementia, autism, or Parkinson’s disease may be able to obtain a Blue Badge.

Applications for Blue Badges are handled by and the cost is determined by your local council.

Coronavirus is impacting municipal services, but you may still apply for a Blue Badge, according to the website.


This can indicate that your local council is unable to handle applications:

-just as rapidly as they normally would

-currently at all

-with appointments or assessments that must be conducted in person

You can find all the information you require about the Blue Badge application procedure below.


Who is eligible for a Blue Badge?

Your local council will determine your eligibility in some situations, while in others, you might automatically be eligible for a Blue Badge. This can entail visiting a mobility evaluation and speaking with a medical expert.


In England, you are immediately eligible for a Blue Badge if you:
– are under 16 and possess a document from your care team for visual impairment verifying your eligibility

– are at least 16 years old and have a serious eye impairment on record (registered blind)

– earn the higher rate of the Disability Living Allowance mobility component (DLA)

– receive Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and achieved 8 points or more on your evaluation for “moving around”

– if you qualify for PIP and achieved a score of 12 or above on your assessment’s “planning and following a travel” section.

– get PIP and the higher rate of the DLA mobility component on an ongoing or lifetime basis in place of

– Receive PIP; previously qualified for the higher rate of the DLA mobility component; your PIP decision is being contested.

– to obtain the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement

– have been certified as having a permanent and serious disability and received a lump sum payment from tariffs 1 to 8 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.


Who else could be able to obtain a Blue Badge?

In some cases, even if you are not automatically qualified, you can be able to obtain a Blue Badge.


If, for examples, you:

-possess a severe handicap that prevents you from walking at all for at least 12 months.

– a significant handicap that prevents you from walking normally for at least a year

– often and are unable to operate parking metres due to severe arm disabilities

– are in charge of a little child under the age of three who requires transportation to a medical facility

– are in charge of a child under the age of three who requires large, difficult-to-transport medical equipment.

– having a mental illness that causes you to be unaware of the dangers of traffic when travelling

With my Blue Badge, where can I park?

Your Blue Badge entitles you to free parking in specific restricted places, such as:

-a parking metre on the street

within pay-and-display areas

in spots for disabled drivers

if there are no loading limits, on single and double yellow lines


Using your badge elsewhere in the UK

In most other nations, your Blue Badge is valid.

You must use the parking clock that is included with your Blue Badge when using it in Scotland or Wales.


The Timer Clock is a plastic dial with movable hands that displays the arrival time for parking.


What am I supposed to submit?

Applications to your local council are made online, and you’ll need a recent digital photo of yourself that clearly shows your head and shoulders. You can take this photo yourself.


In addition, you’ll require a picture or scan of your:

– evidence of identity (such as a birth certificate, passport or driving licence)

– proof of address, such as a Council Tax bill or official letter; alternatively, you can request that your local council consult the Electoral Register.

– evidence of benefits, if you receive any


You must also be aware of:
– your NAS (National Insurance number)

– if you’re reapplying, information about your current Blue Badge

Your local council will review your application once you submit it and notify you of their decision in around 12 weeks, but please allow more time due to the pandemic’s limits.


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If you are declined:

Your local council ought to explain to you why you are not qualified. If you feel that they have neglected to examine some crucial facts, you can ask them to reconsider their choice.

If your illness or disability worsens, you can submit a new application.

Visit this page on to submit an application for a Blue Badge.