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can one get a blue badge if epileptic?

musicmusic Member Posts: 3 Listener
can one get a blue badge if epileptic

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    The CAB's page about Blue Badges says:

    You’re automatically eligible for a Blue Badge if you:

    • are registered as blind
    • get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
    • get Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and scored 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ area of your assessment - check your decision letter if you’re not sure
    • get War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement 
    • received a lump sum payment as part of the Armed Forces Compensation scheme (tariffs 1 to 8), and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability

    If you're not automatically eligible

    It's worth applying as you might still be able to get a badge. You'll have to fill in an extra part of the application to show why you need one. 

    You should do this if:

    • you have problems walking that are permanent, or that your doctor says are likely to last at least a year
    • you can't use your arms
    • you're applying on behalf of a child aged over 2 who has problems walking, or a child under 3 who needs to be close to a vehicle because of a health condition

    The application is more complicated if you're not automatically eligible. It's worth getting help from an adviser at your nearest Citizens Advice to fill in the form properly.

    You can find more information from your local council about the Blue Badge scheme through GOV.UK.

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • markyboymarkyboy Member Posts: 374 Pioneering
    You need to apply online with your local council it depends on their criteria if you get one or not
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