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Blue badge

mbeatonmbeaton Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi im not in reciept of benifits yet . But can i get a blue badge as im not good walking . 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,
    Check the criteria of your local council as all councils have their own criteria for a blue badge. You may still qualify but will need evidence and an assessment.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • crackercracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    What is a blue badge?
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi again @mbeaton, I've responded to this question on your other post which you can find here.

    Hi @cracker, you can find more information about Blue Badges on the gov.uk website:
    The Blue Badge scheme helps you park closer to your destination if you have mobility problems. Check if you’re eligible, apply and find out where you can park.
  • crackercracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    I have a Handicapped Placard which serves the same function.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,194 Disability Gamechanger
    @cracker, having a handicapped placard will and dose not give you permission to use a disability parking bay or any of the benefits of a genuine Blue Badge holder.  I have stickers on my car to leave room to open door fully and leave acess at rear for mobility scooter acess, but placing my blue badge on the dash and setting the clock allows me to park legally on double yellow lines. 
  • crackercracker Member Posts: 324 Pioneering
    How wonderful. I wish we had that here.

    As it is, perhaps half the cars with Disabled Placards are legit, Often, people without disability take the parking spaces, and no one patrols them..
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,194 Disability Gamechanger
    Cracker, have you applied to your local for a Blue Badge? They are issued to certain people claiming certain benefits or you may need to be have an acessment before being granted one.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    wilko said:
    Cracker, have you applied to your local for a Blue Badge? They are issued to certain people claiming certain benefits or you may need to be have an acessment before being granted one.
    This is for UK only and i don't believe that cracker lives in the UK.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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