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Statement of Entitlement

mickwmickw Member Posts: 1 Listener
We are currently trying to renew are sons blue badge, however the local authorities are asking for his statement of entitlement letter to be dated 2020. his current entitlement letter is dated 2017. they are insisting on the the letter being dated 2020, and we cannot move forward with the application until we send them the correct information. can you please assist, Many Thanks, 


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2020
    HI and welcome,

    Yes most local councils are exactly the same. All you need to do is ring DWP to request a copy of his decision letter, which will have the recent date on it and then you'll be able to move forward with the application.
    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,156 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome as Poppy has advised they normally oissue the badges for a period of 2-3 years so need new leyyer.

    Personally I think they should issue for the length of the PIP award this would make more sense
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,653 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @mickw. :)

  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,585 Disability Gamechanger
    He will have had an uprating letter in February or January of this year. There’s no reason at all why that would not suffice.
  • exdvrexdvr Member Posts: 327 Pioneering
    @Janer1967    My local authority [in Scotland] appears to be using Blue Badge applications as a money-making exercise by charging £20 for 3 years.  It's still excellent value at only 13p per week but if it was granted for the full length of the PIP award  it would probably be unworkable and impossible to check on correct use of the concession.

    Best wishes.


  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,156 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes I hadn't really thought of the financial side my council only charge £10 
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 5,002

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    Hi @mickw! I just wanted to check to see whether you'd found this information helpful? Have you managed to ring DWP and work to resolve the issue? 

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