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Blue Badge Scheme for PIP standard rate

pc4434
pc4434 Member Posts: 1 Listener

I have just been taken of DLA and awarded PIP standard mobility, which means I will have to hand my motorbility car back. Will I still be entitled to my blue badge?

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  • Matilda
    Matilda Member Posts: 2,610 Disability Gamechanger
    @pc4434

    Yes.  Minimum mobility points for Blue Badge = 8.
     
    Are you going to appeal your award?



  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Member Posts: 603 Pioneering
    Only if all 8 points are for walking and not planning and following a journey.
  • BenefitsTrainingCo
    BenefitsTrainingCo Member Posts: 2,628 Pioneering
    Hi pc4434,

    You need 8 points for moving around, as Matilda and Nystagmite have explained. Have you still got these? If so, your Blue Badge is secure. These are the rules in England and Northern Ireland by the way - in Scotland and Wales, you can also qualify via the planning and following journeys activity, or, in Scotland only, you can simply qualify by asking for a mandatory reconsideration of the PIP decision.

    Also, do check out the package of support from Motability when this happens. It may be worth considering keeping the car for eight weeks, or longer if you qualify for the longer period. Financial support is also available depending on when you joined the scheme and what you decide to do.

    If you are considering challenging the decision, the first step is to request a mandatory reconsideration, as I'm sure you know.

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