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Blue Badge and PIP

lloydydlloydyd Member Posts: 18 Listener
edited March 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi all, Quick Q on PIP and Blue Badge....If one has been issued a blue badge by their local authority, then that must mean that they have scored at least an 8 in Eng and NI, to get one of these. Does that then not translate into the same (as a min score) for PIP?


  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering

    There are two ways of getting a blue badge.

    1. Having been awarded motobility at standard or enhanced of PIP.

    2. Having been assessed by OT or physio by the local authority.
  • lloydydlloydyd Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Ok, so the reason I asked, is that I got a badge some time ago (about a year) and had neither of those things happen...I have since been awarded 0 at a PIP assessment...So was curious as to how this could be the case (What is OT)? 
  • Jean EveleighJean Eveleigh Member Posts: 134 Pioneering
    unfortunately not as each local authority has their own criteria for blue badge acceptance, for example all I need to do is get a letter from my GP saying I need one and also send in copies of my DLA/PIP award and the relevant payments etc.

  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering

    You must have applied to your council, to get one.

    An OT is an Occupational Therapist, you would had to provide proof of ID, passport photo and pay £10 fee and completed application form.
  • lloydydlloydyd Member Posts: 18 Listener
    Yes I applied to council and got one, but as I wasnt getting pip or DLA or any other benefit, I wondered if it would make a difference to my MR or tribunal to tell them I have one? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2019
    To automatically qualify for a blue badge in England through a PIP award you need to score at least 8 points in the "moving around" part of PIP. If you scored the points in following and planning a journey this doesn't automatically qualify you for a blue badge.

    OT is Occupational Therapist. People have blue badges without having a PIP/DLA award and people have PIP/DLA awards without having a blue badge.

    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.
  • atlas46atlas46 Member Posts: 827 Pioneering
    They would not consider your blue badge award, as the council would have a different criteria to PIP.

    This is my opinion, so feel free to make your own mind up.

    Hope this helps.
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