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Blue badge farce
My partner holds an 'ongoing pip' letter and has 12 points in the moving around part. She received her pip in 2016 and it states on her letter that she will not be contacted again until 2026. As her blue badge is now soon to expire she needed to renew it. She sent all the documentation through including the scans of her pip document and after around 8 weeks has been told that her renewal has been put on hold due to her pip being out of date. How an earth can her pip be out of date when it covers from 2016-2026? She got very distressed on the phone trying to explain to the council blue badge department which brought on her spasms and made her unwell. It states online if you receive 8 points or more in the moving around you automatically qualify. Plus her PIP award letter is for 10 years and is classed as 'Ongoing' I feel this is discusting behaviour towards people with a disability. Instead of helping these new rules are causing so much unnecessary extra stress.