Blue Badge Scheme
The Blue Badge Scheme provides a range of parking benefits for disabled people with severe walking difficulties who travel either as drivers or as passengers. Use the gov.uk website to check your eligibility and apply for a Blue Badge. You can also use this service to reapply for a Blue Badge.
- You can apply for yourself, someone else or an organisation.
- A Blue Badge costs up to £10 in England and £20 in Scotland. It is free in Wales.
- You must reapply for a Blue Badge before your current one expires, usually every 3 years.
There are various pieces of information needed in order to process your application please see the website detailed for that information.
Your local council will usually decide on your eligibility within 12 weeks. If your application is refused your council should tell you why you are not eligible for a Blue Badge. You can ask them to reconsider your case if you do not think all the important information you provided was considered. You can also reapply if your mobility problems become more serious.
If you get the enhanced rate of mobility component of PIP it may also be possible to look at a Motability Car scheme.