Question: Who Is Entitled To A Blue Badge?

Does fibromyalgia qualify for a blue badge?

If such a hidden disability results in limited mobility, then a Blue Badge could be hugely beneficial.

However, obtaining a Blue Badge is not always straightforward.

Particular problems have been encountered by people suffering conditions such as fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, chronic pain and other autoimmune conditions..

Do you get council tax reduction on PIP?

If you get PIP you may be entitled to extra money on top of your existing benefits, a reduction in your council tax or road tax bills and discounts on travel. You’ll need your PIP award letter before you can apply for this extra help.

What is a blue badge scheme?

The Blue Badge scheme helps those with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport to park close to where they need to go. Government has changed the way of assessing who gets a Blue Badge to make the process clearer and align it with wider disability benefit reforms.

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.

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.

Can you get 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.

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.

What illnesses qualify for a blue badge?

If you’re disabled or have a health condition that affects your mobility, you can apply for a Blue Badge….You can still get a badge if:you have long term problems walking or going to places – including problems caused by stress, anxiety or other mental health issues.you have severe problems using both your arms.More items…

What benefits can you claim if you have arthritis?

If you can prove that your arthritis prevents you from sitting for six hours per day, occasionally walking or standing for two hours per day and that you cannot lift ten pounds due to your condition then you will be approved for Social Security Disability benefits.

What benefits can I claim if I have a blue badge?

Many blue badge holders are eligible for exemption from vehicle excise duty (road tax) on grounds of disability. People who don’t hold a blue badge may also qualify for the road tax exemption. You’ll automatically get a refund for any full remaining months of road tax when you apply for exemption.

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.

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.

Is osteoarthritis classed as a disability?

If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis and it has impacted your ability to work, you may qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Osteoarthritis results in the gradual loss of cartilage from your joints.

Can blue badge holders park in parent and child spaces?

I can confirm Blue Badge holders are permitted to use our Parent & Child bays if the disabled spaces are full. The vast majority of our customers are very considerate of parents with young children and respect family bays.

Can you get a blue badge without PIP?

If you do not receive any qualifying benefits you can still apply for a Blue Badge through the “with further assessment” route. This also applies to people who may have lost their DLA in their PIP reassessment or did not get the required number of points needed.