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Registering as disabled. Advice needed.

nikkifnikkif Member Posts: 47 Courageous
edited July 2019 in PIP, DLA and AA
Hi all I have been awared lower rate standard living care for the past year but am currently waiting for an appeal which is in 3 weeks finally. However I have just found out that I can get an reduced rate pass for public transport and other concessions which I dont even know what they are but was wondering how I would go about as registering my disabilities in order to be able to apply for this. Can anyone help?? 

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  • KG100KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    I got my free disabled bus pass online from the council.
    I renewed it 5 years later at the library. 
    I registered as disabled with the council as well. 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    It's not possible to register as disabled with all local councils. My last 2 locals councils it wasn't possible.  For the disabled person bus pass there's criteria to meet to be automatically entitled to this and you need to look at your local councils website to see what that is. Putting your postcode into this link will take you there. https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-disabled-bus-pass

    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.
  • debsidoodebsidoo Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    Hi @nikkif
    you can register online for a Blue Badge for parking if you have access to a vehicle. Note you can use this with any vehicle you are travelling in as the badge is registered to the person not the car. Also you can register for a radar key which is a godsend if you need a public loo and have no change.You May have to check that you qualify as not everyone who is registered disabled does. Good luck.
            Debsidoo.x
  • KG100KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    I got my Radar key from the local civic offices, cost me £3.
  • Connie00Connie00 Member Posts: 255 Pioneering
    hello @nikkif

    you register with your local council

    kind regards @Connie00
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited July 2019
    @Connie00 that's not correct for all local councils. I can't register disabled with mine.


    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.
  • KG100KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    I was told that there isn't an official national register for disabled people now.
    I'm pretty sure it's a voluntary scheme run by  some councils. 
    By that I mean we volunteer ourselves to be registered. 
  • Connie00Connie00 Member Posts: 255 Pioneering

    Thank you very much @poppy123456 for that information I had no idea this had changed.

    Or that being disabled, and getting registered was a postcode lottery.


    @nikkif

    I am so sorry I gave you the wrong Information


    Regards @Connie00

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


  • atlas46atlas46 Community champion Posts: 827 Pioneering
    Hi

    There is no longer a national register of “disabled” people, the scheme was deemed discriminatory years ago.

    It was called the “green card scheme”, and was of no benefit to our disabled community.

    With reference to disabled bus passes, you need to contact your local authority, as each council has various criterion.

    By way of example, I have a disabled bus pass plus companion  which enables someone to travel with me for free ( I need their assistance to travel), this is only provided on a discretionary basis by my local council.

    I also have a disabled rail card, where I get discounts on any rail journey for myself and a travelling companion.

    Hope this assists.
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