You’re automatically eligible for a Blue Badge and you will be awarded a blue badge without the need for further assessment if you meet any of the following criteria and can provide proof if you:
- Are registered as blind.
- Get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
- Get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and scored 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ area of your assessment.
- Get War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement.
- Received a lump sum payment as part of the Armed Forces Compensation scheme (tariffs 1 to 8), and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability.
- If you have a terminal illness and have been issued with a DS1500 from your healthcare professional.
You may be entitled to a Blue Badge and will be required to undertake further assessment if you:
- Have problems walking that are permanent, or that your doctor says are likely to last at least a year.
- Can't use your arms.
- Are applying on behalf of a child aged over 2 who has problems walking, or a child under 3 who needs to be close to a vehicle because of a health condition.
- Have no awareness of danger from traffic and be likely to compromise your safety, or the safety of others, as a result of a diagnosed mental disorder or cognitive impairment and are in receipt of at least one of the following –
- The higher or middle rate of the care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
- The higher or lower rate of Attendance Allowance (AA).
- Have been awarded at least eight points for the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) activities: Activity 7 – Communicating Verbally; Activity 8 – Reading and Understanding Signs, Symbols and Words; Activity 9 – Engaging with Other People. Points can be accumulated from each of these activities.