Quick Answer: What Qualifies For A Blue Badge?

How long does a blue badge application take?

In a survey of councils last summer, the department found that on average it takes an applicant 17 days from applying to receiving a brand new Blue Badge – or 28 days if a medical assessment is required.

The new online system is expected to reduce the time it takes to apply for a Blue Badge to 13 minutes..

Can you have a blue badge for COPD?

If you receive High rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment (moving around component) or the mobility supplement of a War pension, you will be entitled to a blue badge. If you can only walk 50 meters or less you may also be eligible.

Who qualifies for a blue badge in England?

You may be eligible for a badge if one or more of the following applies: you cannot walk at all. you cannot walk without help from someone else or using mobility aids. you find walking very difficult due to pain, breathlessness or the time it takes.

What can I claim if I have a blue badge?

If you’ve got a blue badge you might be eligible for extra concessions, like exemption from road tax, road tolls or access to town centres where other vehicles are restricted.

Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?

Do I need to register as disabled for a Blue Badge parking permit? No, but you will need to apply to your local council they handle applications and issue Blue Badges. You may be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge if you have severe mobility problems. The Blue badge allows you can park close to places you need to go.

What happens in a blue badge assessment?

You may be asked to do a mobility assessment. This involves a health professional carrying out an assessment of your mobility by completing a range of mobility exercises. They will then tell your local council whether they think your condition limits your mobility enough to need a badge, based on the assessment.

Can a carer use a blue badge?

The person you care for may also be eligible for a Blue Badge. The Blue Badge is linked to you rather than a vehicle, so it can be used with any car. You can also apply for a badge if you care for a child with a health condition.

What are the criteria for a blue badge?

Who can get a blue badge?you get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance.you claim Personal Independence Payment because you can’t walk further than 50 metres.you receive a War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement.you’re a registered blind person.More items…•

Can I get a blue badge if I have arthritis?

You may be eligible for a blue badge, meaning you can park closer to where you need to go. If you claim benefits like Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment, or you have difficulty getting around because of your arthritis, then this will support your application.

How far can you walk to qualify for a blue badge?

If you are awarded 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ activity of the personal independence payment (PIP) you qualify automatically for a blue badge. To get 8 points you would have to meet descriptor 2c which is: Can stand and then move unaided more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres.

How long does it take to walk 50 meters?

For metrics: Take the 50m and divide by . 81 (ave pace length) To get about 62 paces. Now, if you do one pace per second, it will take you 62 seconds. If you like a more leisurely walk, 1 pace in 1.5 seconds, then you will complete your task in 93 second.