Blue Badge scheme
The Blue Badge scheme helps you park closer to your destination if you’re disabled.
- Blue badge eligibility
- Apply for a blue badge
- Decision-making process
- Use of your blue badge
- Renew your blue badge
Blue badge eligibility
You will automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if you:
- receive the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (HRMCDLA)
- receive eight points or more under the 'Moving Around' descriptor of the mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- are registered blind (severely sight impaired)
- receive a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement
- have been awarded a lump sum benefit at tariff 1-8 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking.
You may be eligible for a badge if you:
- have a permanent and substantial disability that causes inability to walk or
very considerable difficulty in walking. In this case you may be asked to have an independent mobility assessment
- drive a vehicle regularly, have a severe disability in both arms and have considerable difficulty in operating all, or some, types of parking meter
- are aged under three years and have to be accompanied everywhere by bulky medical equipment
- are an organisation caring for disabled people meeting the eligibility criteria. This is entirely at our discretion.
People with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will soon have access to Blue Badges, removing the barriers many face to travel.