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Apply for a Blue Badge

Apply for a blue badge - find out if you're eligible

Who can apply

You can apply for a Blue Badge if:

  • You're disabled
  • You have a health condition that affects your mobility
  • You care for a child over 2 years old with a health condition

Automatic qualification - Personal Independence Payment

You'll qualify automatically under Personal Independence Payments if you:

  • Receive 8 points or more under the 'moving around' activity of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Have specifically obtained Descriptor E under the 'planning and following journeys' activity, on the grounds that they are unable to undertake any journey because it would cause them overwhelming psychological distress

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.

Other automatic qualification

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

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.

Discretionary qualification

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 2 and have a permanent and substantial disability which means that you're unable to walk
  • Are over the age of 2 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 3 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. 

Hidden and non-visible conditions

You can now apply if you have a hidden or invisible condition or disability causing you to severely struggle with journeys between a vehicle and your destination 

To find out more see the hidden / non-visible criteria web page.

Apply for a Blue Badge

The application/account name needs to be in the name of the applicant and not the carer or parent.

Apply for a Blue Badge online



Renewing your  Blue Badge

Most Blue Badges expire after 3 years. we'll try to remind you before your blue badge expires. Please make sure you let us know if you change your address and/or email.

Renew your Blue Badge online



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