You can apply for a Blue Badge if you are:
- In receipt of the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
- In receipt of 8 points or more for the 'Moving Around' element of the mobility component of Personal independence Payment (PIP)
- In receipt of a war pensioner's mobility supplement
- Registered blind (Partially Sighted is not an automatic qualification for a badge)
- Applicants who are in receipt of a lump sum benefit under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (compensation) Scheme and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability or considerable difficulty walking.
You could qualify for a badge subject to further assessment, if you are over 2 years of age and either:
- Have a permanent and substantial disability which means you are unable to walk or you have very considerable difficulty in walking
- Drive a motor vehicle regularly, have a severe disability in both arms and are unable to operate or have considerable difficulty in operating parking metres
- You may be asked to provide further medical evidence to support your application.
Children under the age of 3 years
A parent of a child who is less than three years old may apply for a Blue Badge for their child if the child has a medical condition which means they:
- Always need to be kept near a motor vehicle on account of their condition so they can, if necessary be treated for that condition in the vehicle or taken in the vehicle to a place where they can be treated such as a hospital
- Have a condition requiring the transportation of bulky medical equipment at all times which cannot be carried around with the child without great difficulty
You may be asked to provide further medical evidence of your child's condition.