Blue Badge automatic criteria

People who may be issued with a badge without further assessment are those who are more than two years old and fall within one or more of the following descriptions:

  • Receives the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance (HRMCDLA);

  • Receives 8 points or more under the “moving around” activity of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

  • Receives the mobility component of PIP and has obtained 10 points under the “planning and following journeys” activity, specifically on the grounds that they are, ‘unable to undertake any journey because it would cause them overwhelming psychological distress’.

  • Is registered blind (severely sight impaired). Registered partially sighted does not meet the automatic eligibility criteria and you would be assessed by an Expert Assessor (Link to expert assessor tab).

  • Receives a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement (WPMS).

  • Has been both awarded a lump sum benefit at tariffs 1-8 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and certified as having an enduring and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking.

You are required to provide evidence of the above to the Blue Badge Team before your application will be accepted. Please see examples of excepted evidence.

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