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TOPIC: blue badge scheme

Re:blue badge scheme 7 years 8 months ago #78643

  • andypandy59
You don't need to be on high rate mobility to qualify for a blue badge.If your disability is bad enough for you to get around, even if you don't drive, you will qualify. it's all up yo your GP. Obtain a form from the council. They will take your photo for verification that you are the person owning the badge. Fill out the form. Return to the council. They send it to your GP who ticks the boxes as regards your disability. It does take approx six weeks, however well worth the wait. Best thing I've done. Hope this helps many out there.
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Re:blue badge scheme 7 years 8 months ago #78649

andypandy

Under the new rules, introduced at the beginning of the year, I don't think it's quite that easy anymore :(

Gordon

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Re:blue badge scheme 7 years 8 months ago #78686

Have just reapplied for my badge due expire at the end of Jan. There is now much more paperwork to complete and if not in recepit of one of the automatic qualifying catagories you now need to answer some questions about your mobility. The form states that they may contact your GP for more info or request that you attend an assessment. There is also a lot of stuff to complete regarding verification of your address and proof of your identity.

All this is of course a nuisance, however if it reduces BB fraud it is worth it.

Good luck
H

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Re:blue badge scheme 7 years 8 months ago #78693

I have been filling in the forms on line it is very complicated to do. I got assessed last feb but got turned down but since then my condition has got alot worse so hopefully I will be lucky this time . x

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Re:blue badge scheme 7 years 8 months ago #78739

  • pata1
The criteria for issue of Blue Badges varies from local authority to local authority.

Those in receipt of higher rate mobility component of DLA automatically qualify for a Blue Badge. Here in Cumbria, you compete a form which your GP signs, but then you have to be assessed by an Occupational Therapist to qualify.

In neighbouring Lancashire, if your GP states they feel you qualify, then you get your Blue Badge.

In my opinion, the criteria should be the same throughout the UK.

GP's can be 'persuaded' to sign you application form, in fact from many I've helped complete their form many don't even read them as they're so busy.

Those over 65 years of age of course cannot apply for DLA, so to make the system fair for all wherever they resides, I'm very much in favour of an assessment by an OT in all areas.

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Re:blue badge scheme 7 years 8 months ago #78764

How do I get my gp to sign the form , the one I am doing is a online form.

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