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Turned down for a blue badge

SystemSystem Posts: 572

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This discussion was created from comments split from: Hi, my name is allan!.


  • allanallan Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Thanks for your replies we tried to get a blue badge but got turned down by Surrey county council as he got 0 points for mobility but he got maximum points for having someone accompanying him as he can't walk on his own cross roads or get on a bus unaided 
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry to hear that, @allan. Did you have a separate blue badge assessment with your local council? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,086 Disability Gamechanger

    If you live in England then scoring points in following and planning a journey for PIP doesn't automatically qualify you for a blue badge. If you don't automatically qualify then they usually send you for an assessment.
    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.
  • allanallan Member Posts: 3 Listener
    They didn't send my son  for an assessment
  • YadnadYadnad Posts: 2,856 Member
    I think that we are at cross purposes here.
    The poster did apply to the council but the council turned him down. Presumably he has no physical problems in walking. His problems appear to relate to mental issues.
    Is the new legislation in force for these types of BB applications?
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