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TOPIC: Blue Badge Application

Blue Badge Application 1 week 20 hours ago #240184

Is a Blue badge renewal regarded by Councils as a new application or does an existing badge make the renewal process any easier ? My wife, who is in receipt of Attendance Allowance is trying to renew her BB but has to be interviewed by an Occupational Therapist. This did not happen previously.

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Blue Badge Application 1 week 14 hours ago #240187

Hi Peter

Attendance Allowance has no mobility component, therefore it is not automatic unlike enhanced PIP mobility. Each application by claimants in receipt of Attendance Allowance

The blue badge scheme allows people with severe walking disabilities to park in parking restricted areas. For example, if you have a badge, you can park free and for any length of time at on-street parking meters and on-street pay and display areas.

There are some situations where you will automatically be eligible for a blue badge, which include if you:
are registered blind
receive the war pensioners’ mobility supplement
have been awarded a lump sum benefit from the Armed Forces Compensation scheme (tariffs 1 to 8) - you have also been certified as having a permanent or substantial disability which means you can’t walk or find walking very difficult.

If none of these apply to you, you may still be eligible for a blue badge subject to further assessment by your council or trust. This will be the case if you meet one of the following criteria:
You have a permanent or substantial disability which means you can’t walk or find walking very difficult.
You have severe upper limb disabilities in both arms, drive a motor vehicle and have difficulty using parking meters.

Have a look at the following websites:
www.which.co.uk/later-life-care/carers-a...-scheme-ah0wl4c65b9d
www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/financi...attendance-allowance

Gary
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