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Blue badge and disabled bus pass

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janey12
janey12 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
Hello everyone 
does anyone know roughly how long it takes to get a blue badge and bus pass with PIP please? Thankyou 

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  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
    edited February 17
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    It probably goes on how busy & efficient your council is, but for my badge it took 17 days from application to collection & my pass was very quick, applied & had reply that it was in the post & would take 5-7 days to arrive, the same day, it arrived in 3.

  • janey12
    janey12 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
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    JessieJ said:
    It probably goes on how busy & efficient your council is, but for my badge it took 17 days from application to collection & my pass was very quick, applied & had reply that it was in the post & would take 5-7 days to arrive, the same day, it arrived in 3.

    Gosh really? It’s been 3 weeks …
    they haven’t even asked for payment of my badge yet .. thanks 

  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
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    janey12 said:

    Gosh really? It’s been 3 weeks … they haven’t even asked for payment of my badge yet .. thanks

    That's why I said it depends on your council, they do vary on timescale.

    Also, I received an email to say it was ready & payment was on collection.

    Hope you hear something soon.
  • janey12
    janey12 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
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    JessieJ said:
    janey12 said:

    Gosh really? It’s been 3 weeks … they haven’t even asked for payment of my badge yet .. thanks

    That's why I said it depends on your council, they do vary on timescale.

    Also, I received an email to say it was ready & payment was on collection.

    Hope you hear something soon.
    Thankyou 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
  • JessieJ
    JessieJ Community member Posts: 527 Pioneering
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  • Moonlady
    Moonlady Community member Posts: 51 Courageous
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    janey12 said:
    Hello everyone 
    does anyone know roughly how long it takes to get a blue badge and bus pass with PIP please? Thankyou 
    My partners blue badge nearly took 12 weeks, which is basically what our London Council said it would respond by. Then got an email link to pay £10 then waited for it to be printed up
    Personally I think that is far too long. 
    I think it just depends on your own council. Good luck !

  • janey12
    janey12 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
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    Moonlady said:
    janey12 said:
    Hello everyone 
    does anyone know roughly how long it takes to get a blue badge and bus pass with PIP please? Thankyou 
    My partners blue badge nearly took 12 weeks, which is basically what our London Council said it would respond by. Then got an email link to pay £10 then waited for it to be printed up
    Personally I think that is far too long. 
    I think it just depends on your own council. Good luck !


    Thanks my council said 6 to 12 weeks but I thought it meant people without pip as they need an assessment. I also read those done digitally take about 17 days. Yes I agree 12 weeks is far too long. Someone I know applied for a renewal badge and it took six months so I’m not holding my breath 🤣

  • janey12
    janey12 Community member Posts: 21 Connected
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    Moonlady said:
    janey12 said:
    Hello everyone 
    does anyone know roughly how long it takes to get a blue badge and bus pass with PIP please? Thankyou 
    My partners blue badge nearly took 12 weeks, which is basically what our London Council said it would respond by. Then got an email link to pay £10 then waited for it to be printed up
    Personally I think that is far too long. 
    I think it just depends on your own council. Good luck !

    Thanks I rang the council and he said they were still dealing with October's applications . He said my blue badge would be a couple of weeks and quicker than my metro pass which I found strange. They’ve not sent an email for payment yet so I can’t see it being a couple of weeks. A friend of mine waited six months for a renewal which is crazy ..
  • Hannah_Alumni
    Hannah_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,912 Disability Gamechanger
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    That is a crazy wait! 
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  • Moonlady
    Moonlady Community member Posts: 51 Courageous
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    janey12 said:
    Moonlady said:
    janey12 said:
    Hello everyone 
    does anyone know roughly how long it takes to get a blue badge and bus pass with PIP please? Thankyou 
    My partners blue badge nearly took 12 weeks, which is basically what our London Council said it would respond by. Then got an email link to pay £10 then waited for it to be printed up
    Personally I think that is far too long. 
    I think it just depends on your own council. Good luck !


    Thanks my council said 6 to 12 weeks but I thought it meant people without pip as they need an assessment. I also read those done digitally take about 17 days. Yes I agree 12 weeks is far too long. Someone I know applied for a renewal badge and it took six months so I’m not holding my breath 🤣

    Bonkers to wait that long really ! My partner had Mobility PIP when he applied which our council accepted as a gateway to a blue badge ( I know all councils have their own rules)
    6 months for just a renewal......OMG 

    Just so you know, when we got the link in the email, we just followed the instructions we just paid the £10 by card and it was here within 10 days after that.

    I think they either have a lot of applications or just not enough staff to deal with them

    Hopefully it will be here soon for you. 


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