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Eligibility criteria for a Blue Badge

Find out if you qualify for a Blue Badge (disabled parking badge).

Please note that badges are only issued for conditions that are considered permanent, i.e. you cannot have a temporary badge. The  Department for Transport booklet has more details on eligibility. (opens in a new window) 

You automatically qualify if you:

Either receive Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate for help with getting around

or receive level 8 of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for 'Moving Around'

or receive a War Pensioners Mobility Supplement; a benefit under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS); or are certified as having a permanent and substantial disability by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA)

or use a motor vehicle supplied under the mobility scheme

or are registered blind.

Note: you will be asked to provide relevant documentary evidence of entitlement.

You may qualify if you:

Either have a permanent and substantial disability which means that you are unable to walk or have very considerable difficulty in walking

or regularly drive an adapted or non-adapted vehicle, and have a severe disability in both arms and are unable to operate, or have considerable difficult operating all or some types of parking meter

or are applying for a badge on behalf of a child under the age of three years who has a specific condition that requires them to have access to medical equipment.

You do not qualify if you:

Either have a psychological disorder, learning or behavioural problems. This will not normally qualify you unless their impairment causes very considerable, and not intermittent, difficulty in walking

or have a condition that is only temporary.

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