Blue Badge Scheme service

Some people can get a blue badge automatically. This is called being eligible without further assessment. You’ll qualify automatically if any of the following applies to you:

  • you’re registered as blind/severely sight impaired
  • you receive the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMCDLA)
  • you receive the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and you scored eight points or more in the ‘moving around’ activity in the PIP assessment
  • you receive the War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
  • you’ve been awarded a lump sum benefit from the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation) scheme within tariffs 1 to 8 (inclusive). You’ve also been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which means you can’t walk or find walking very difficult

If none of the above applies, you may still be eligible subject to further assessment if:

  • you have a permanent or substantial disability which means you are unable to walk or have very considerable difficulty in walking
  • you drive a vehicle regularly and have severe upper limb disabilities
  • you’re applying on behalf of a child under three with a medical condition that requires them to be close to a vehicle for emergency medical treatment or transporting bulky medical equipment at all times.

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