You automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if you:
- Are severely sight impaired
- Receive the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance
- Receive a War Pension Mobility Supplement
- Meet the 'Moving Around' descriptor for the Mobility Component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Receive an award under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation scheme
You'll need to provide evidence depending on which of the criteria you meet - you'll be asked for the relevant evidence during the application process.
You may also qualify if you have a disability or medical condition which affects mobility. In most cases you'll need to have a mobility assessment.
You might be eligible if you:
- Are over the age of two and have a permanent and substantial disability which means that you're unable to walk
- Are over the age of two and have a permanent and substantial disability which means you have very considerable difficulty in walking
- Drive a vehicle regularly, and have a severe disability in both arms that means you're unable to or have considerable difficulty operating all or some types of parking meter
- If you have a child under the age of three who has a medical condition that means they must always be accompanied by bulky medical equipment
- If you have a child under the age of three who has a medical condition that means they must always kept near a vehicle in case they need emergency medical treatment
You'll need to provide evidence about your condition and any treatments - you'll be asked for the relevant evidence during the application process.
Changes to eligibility from 30 August
People with hidden disabilities or non physical conditions will be able to apply for a Blue Badge from 30 August 2019
You won't be able to apply under the new eligibility criteria until 30 August 2019. We're also not able to make comment on medical conditions and/or individual circumstances.