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Have you been denied a Blue Badge for your hidden impairment?

Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
edited January 10 in Disabled people

A journalist is looking to speak to a person with a hidden impairment who has applied for a Blue Badge, but was denied it. 

He would like to know how this has impacted your life, and hear about your Blue Badge story.

If this is something you've experienced, and you're interested in sharing your story, please send an email to [email protected] to find out more.

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  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,149 Pioneering
    We applied to Sheffield City Council a while back, sent in scanned copies of my PIP letters, ID documents, everything, they wouldn't accept copies, sorry but I don't trust the local postal service not to lose stuff so I ain't sending the originals.

  • MrAllen1976MrAllen1976 Member Posts: 1,149 Pioneering
    edited December 2020
    I spoke to a [removed by moderator] Journalist this morning about this after emailing your Press Office last night, he's going to show his Bosses my comments but I asked him to post them anonymous, due to the fact over half the Interweb hates me because I can't work due to my conditions.

    You don't want to see some of the comments on my Facebook page.

  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,747 Disability Gamechanger
    Here is the report, which Scope has commented on. 

    BBC: Blue badge permit 'shocking disparity' revealed.
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  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,154 Disability Gamechanger
    when I renewed my blue badge and housing application I was asked to send copies not originals as once I was approved the documents are destroyed, I have even emailed additional documents when required no problem from Wiltshire County Council.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 22,106 Disability Gamechanger
    When i renewed my BB last year everything was done digitally, which meant all i had to do was send a picture of everything and it was all done. Application took less than 2 weeks in total.
    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.
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