Who can get a Blue Badge?
Find out if you're able to apply for a Blue Badge for yourself, family or the organisation you work for.
You automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if you:
- are registered severely sight impaired (blind)
- receive the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- receive a score of 8 or more for ‘moving around’ in the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- receive a score of 10 points for ‘planning and following a journey’ (Descriptor E) in the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) on the grounds you are unable to undertake any journey because it would cause you overwhelming psychological distress
- receive the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement (WPMS) or
- receive a qualifying award under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS)
You may qualify for a Blue Badge if you:
are a child under three who has a condition requiring the transportation of bulky medical equipment
are a child under three who must always be kept near a motor vehicle on account of a condition so they can, if necessary, be treated for that condition in the vehicle or be taken quickly in the vehicle to a place where they can be treated
drive a vehicle regularly, have a severe disability in both arms and are unable to operate, or have considerable difficulty in operating, parking machines
are over the age of two and have a permanent and substantial disability which means you are unable to walk or have very considerable difficulty in walking or
are over the age of two and have been certified by an expert assessor as having an enduring and substantial disability which causes you, during a journey, to:
experience very considerable difficulty whilst walking, which may include very considerable psychological distress or be at risk of serious harm when walking; or pose, when walking, a risk of serious harm to any other person.
The disability experienced must last for at least 3 years. The presence of any medical condition alone does not automatically qualify you for a Blue Badge.
Hidden (non-visible) conditions
From 30th August 2019 we are accepting Blue Badge applications for people with hidden (non-visible) conditions. Please apply for a Blue Badge with us through GOV.UK.
If we are unable to determine whether you’re eligible for a Blue Badge based on your application we may request you undertake a mobility assessment with an Occupational Therapist.
Apply for a Blue Badge
If you're eligible, you can apply for a Blue Badge with us through GOV.UK.