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Blue Badge and PIP

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lloydyd
lloydyd Community 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?

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  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi

    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.
  • lloydyd
    lloydyd Community member Posts: 18 Listener
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    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 Eveleigh
    Jean Eveleigh Scope Member Posts: 186 Pioneering
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    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.

    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/help-for-disabled-travellers1/blue-badge-scheme/applying-for-a-blue-badge/
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    Hi

    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.
  • lloydyd
    lloydyd Community member Posts: 18 Listener
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    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? 
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2019
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    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.

    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • atlas46
    atlas46 Community member Posts: 826 Pioneering
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    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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