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Am i eligible for a Blue Badge

WillowtreeWillowtree Member Posts: 4 Listener
Hello everyone, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has said hello to me.  I sorry I haven't been online for a while but I suffer with fybromyalgia (Chronic pain,hidden illness), so even though I work full time when I am going through a flare up I push myself to go to work then when I get home I have to go straight to bed to rest.  I also suffer with IBS and asthma. I only have 19 months to go to retire and I am really hoping that I can actually last that long at work as I live on my own so my finances are really tight sometime.  I have never claimed any benefits for my illness but as I am getting older and my illnesses are getting worse I would like to know if I would be eligible for a Blue Badge for my car.

I hope everyone else is keeping alright.


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger

    Hello @Willowtree  Thank you for letting the community know how you are.

    I am one of the community champions of the forum.

    We are here to support, offer advice be a friend.

    Please if you want to know about benefits have a look at our website.

    Also have a look at the following may be of interest to you.

    Something to consider for eligibility for blue badge there are certain criteria you must have.

    Including the enhanced rate of PIP .

    Have a look on our website.

    Hope that helps.

    Please ask if we can help with anything further.

    Keep in touch.

    Take care.


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  • WillowtreeWillowtree Member Posts: 4 Listener
    Hi Spiceman 
    Thank you for getting back to me, when I am feeling up to it I will look into it more deeply.
    Take care
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger

    There are two routes to obtaining a BB.
    BB's are issued by your local council and you can apply directly to them, each has their own criteria and assessment requirements.
    As  you seem to have some mobility issues you might consider whether applying for a PIP award is something to think about. Once you reach SRA then PIP is unavailable to you, the only benefit then would be AA which has no mobility element

    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • ROLLERBALLROLLERBALL Member Posts: 11 Connected
    hello.once u reach sra then pip is unavaileable to you?.whats sra?.jb.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    SRA is State Retirement Age.
    If you have a PIP award then it will continue while you meet the criteria.
    Sorry if I did not make it clear, you cannot  make a new application for PIP after reaching SRA
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • Antonia_AlumniAntonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @Willowtree I'm ok thanks, how are you doing today? Thank you for sharing this with us. 
    There's some information for the Citizen Advice website on eligibility and how to apply for a blue badge.
    We also have a dealing with chronic pain discussions group, you may like to join.

    I hope this helps and let us know if you have nay questions.
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