Who can get one

You can automatically get a Blue Badge if you:

  • are registered or certified as severely sight impaired, including if a child has a letter from their Visually Impaired Children and Young People Network
  • get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • get Personal Independence Payment and scored 8 points of more in the ‘moving around’ area of your assessment
  • get Personal Independence Payment and scored 12 points or more in the ‘planning and following a journey’ area of your assessment
  • get Personal Independence Payment and used to get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance on an indefinite or lifetime basis
  • get Personal Independence Payment, used to get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, and your Personal Independence Payment decision is being appealed
  • get War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
  • got a lump sum payment from tariffs 1 to 8 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability

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Other people who could get a Blue Badge

You can also get a Blue Badge if you:

  • have a substantial disability lasting at least 12 months that means you cannot walk at all
  • have a substantial disability lasting at least 12 months that means you are virtually unable to walk
  • regularly drive and because of severe disability in both arms and you cannot use parking meters
  • are responsible for a child under 3 years old who needs to be kept close to a vehicle or bulky medical equipment that cannot be carried around

If this is the case, you can apply online for a Blue Badge.

In some cases you’ll need to apply through your local council. This applies to people with a disability that means they lack awareness about the dangers of traffic.

Information: Your local council will manage your application and check that you're eligible. You might be invited to a consultation with a healthcare professional, who will tell you about other support that might benefit you. Find out more about the application process.

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Find more details about who can get a Blue Badge.