Remaining politically neutral during General Election 2024


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Hi, my name is jpp! I have had two previous blue badges, but have been refused a 3rd

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jpp
jpp Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited October 2022 in Transport and travel
Could anyone offer some advice please, am desperate.  I have had two previous blue badges, but have been refused a 3rd.  Apart from arthritis which I was issued the two previous badges for, I have since undergone two cancer operations, including the removal of a lung, which leaves me breathless.  I feel that I meet the criteria on this basis alone, has anyone any suggestions?  Thank you for your time

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Do you receive PIP? If so you may be eligible without assessment or questions:
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/blue-badge-can-i-get-one/can-i-get-a-blue-badge

    If not then I advise you to ask your local council to re-consider or I would re-apply. You should of been given a reason for refusal but the fact that you have had two blue badges previously and your health has deteriorated, should go in your favour.
  • jpp
    jpp Community member Posts: 2 Listener
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    Thank you for your help.  No, I don’t get PIP.  I think they want me to obtain another opinion and not from my GP, as to why I need a badge.  I am looking at my options before I get back to them.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 56,951 Disability Gamechanger
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    I wouldn't reapply, you need to ask them to look at the decision again. If you can get more evidence as to why the BB is needed then even better.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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