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I'm on PIP. Am I entitled to a blue badge?

This discussion was created from comments split from: PIP extra help/entitlement?.

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  • denzeldenzel Member Posts: 2
    hello im need of some help im currently ion PIP im am getting im getting evryday living and also low rate mobiltty. i get about 71 a week  i was woundering if i wasin tiled to a blue badge. becuase my family take car of me and take me laces i need to go. also a bus pass meny thanks 
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 128 Pioneering
    Hey Denzel,

    blue badges come from the local authority - there are two ways to get one. 
    the first is if you get high rate mobility, then a blue badge is automatic.
    if you don't get high rate mobility then you'll need to meet the discretionary criteria - these should be set out on your local authority website under the section on applying for a blue badge.

    Some local authorities also offer free or discounted travel - it's up to them what they provide, so it is worth checking out on their website.

    -Beth x
  • Debbie_ScopeDebbie_Scope Member Posts: 947 Pioneering
    Hi Denzel,

    As Beth has mentioned above you can qualify for a Blue Badge automatically if you're in receipt of enhanced rate PIP mobility but it's also possible to automatically qualify if 
    • You live in England and have been awarded 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ activity of personal independence payment (PIP).
    • You live in Scotland or Wales and have been awarded 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ activity or 12 points in the ‘planning and following journeys activity’ of PIP.
    As Beth said, if you don't automatically qualify for a Blue Badge, your local authority can assess you using their discretionary criteria.
    If you want to apply online, here's the link https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge 

    Your local authority will also be able to advise you on how to qualify for a bus pass. If you get stuck and you'd like us to look up your council and find you the information you need, let us know.

    All the best
    Debbie
  • SpottylegsSpottylegs Member Posts: 5 Listener
    It's here here in Northern Ireland and now costs £10.
  • nanof6nanof6 Member Posts: 200 Pioneering
    in Wales it cost £2
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