Motability, Blue Badges and disabled motoring
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How to get a blue badge?

julia123julia123 Member Posts: 2 Listener
My  daughter  driveswear me how can I get a badge  to park closer plz

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  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Ask your local authority.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,124 Disability Gamechanger
    @julia123, if you or your daughter is in reseipt of PIP either rate of mobility you will can get a blue badge by default. Other wise you or your daughter who ever is making the claim may and most likely will have to be accessed to see if you meet thr criteria.
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
  • dignifieddolldignifieddoll Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Hi there i have 2  questions if anyone can help please firstly due to recent change from DLA to PIP am i still entitled to use my blue badge for mobilty reasons i have been awarded standard rate for both by the way .secondly what happens to the disabled tax exemption i have for the vehicle at the moment is there anyhelp i could get to pay for road tax .after my PIP starts please 
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 850 Pioneering
    edited September 2018
    Hi there i have 2  questions if anyone can help please firstly due to recent change from DLA to PIP am i still entitled to use my blue badge for mobilty reasons i have been awarded standard rate for both by the way .secondly what happens to the disabled tax exemption i have for the vehicle at the moment is there anyhelp i could get to pay for road tax .after my PIP starts please 

    @dignifieddoll as you've just moved over to PIP? To satisfy getting the above ie Blue Badge. Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and scored 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ area of your assessment - check your decision letter if you’re not sure, otherwise you will have to apply a your council for a new one.

    Bt if you recieve this you will be ok 
    • receive 8 points or more under the ‘moving around’ activity of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
    2nd answer to your question. Re car tax.

    If you get high rate mobility you will qualify for full tax exemption otherwise you will need to satisfy this here for 50% discount.

    To claim the 50% reduction the vehicle must be :
    • Registered in the disabled person’s name or their nominated driver’s name.
    • It must be only be used for the disabled person’s personal needs. That means the vehicle can’t be used by the nominated driver for their own personal use.

    You can only have one vehicle tax exemption or reduction at any one time.

    You can apply for the 50% reduction  if you get the:


    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election video for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now. 

    You can see the video here.
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  • dignifieddolldignifieddoll Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Thank you as i did say i now been awarded the standard rate for mobility and daily living needs .so i should ring the DWP and enquire about the 50%reduction yes ?
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Member Posts: 850 Pioneering
    Thank you as i did say i now been awarded the standard rate for mobility and daily living needs .so i should ring the DWP and enquire about the 50%reduction yes ?
    @dignifieddoll just follow the information here to get the 50% Tax discount.

    To claim the 50% reduction the vehicle must be :
    • Registered in the disabled person’s name or their nominated driver’s name.
    • It must be only be used for the disabled person’s personal needs. That means the vehicle can’t be used by the nominated driver for their own personal use.

    You can only have one vehicle tax exemption or reduction at any one time.

    You can apply for the 50% reduction  if you get the:

    HOW TO CLAIM

    If you are entitled to the 50% discount, then you can ONLY obtain this by sending the appropriate paperwork to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DZ

    You must include the following with your application:

    • An official letter or statement from the DWP confirming that you are in receipt of an award, the dates of the award, name and address

           Please do not send the DVLA any of the personal medical information contained in the             letter.

    • the vehicle registration certificate (V5C)
    • V10 form
    • an original MOT or GVT certificate (if your vehicle needs one)
    • a cheque or payable order (made out to ‘DVLA, Swansea’) for 50% of the full rate of car tax for the vehicle

    Don’t include a copy of your PIP adjudication with your application.

    If you’ve just bought the vehicle and it’s not registered in your name yet, you’ll need to download and complete a V62 form and include the V5C/2 new keeper supplement with your application.

    Vehicles that receive the 50% reduction are in the standard taxation class for that vehicle. They will not be in the Disabled tax class like vehicles that receive the 100% exemption.

    GENERAL INFORMATION

    Contact the DVLA by:

    To find the address of your local DVLA office:

    To find the address of your nearest Post Office that issues vehicle tax

    • Go to the website www.postoffice.co.uk, or
    • Phone 08457 223344 or
    • Write to: DLA Unit, Warbeck House, Warbeck Hill, Blackpool, FY2 0YE
    ⬇️
    I created one of the campaign election video for Labour, and Jeremy Corbyn,
    This is a new version of Emeli Sande, Hope "You Are Not Alone
    I highlighted everything that's wrong with this country from benefits, NHS etc, but now we have to put up with the hate now. 

    You can see the video here.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=P5o8hRHh9IY


  • dignifieddolldignifieddoll Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Thank you for you help 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,443 Disability Gamechanger
    There's 2 descriptors for mobility part of PIP, following and planning a journey and moving around. You need to check your award because scoring the points in following and planning a journey doesn't qualify you automatically for the blue badge, only the moving around part will.
    Community champion and 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.
  • dignifieddolldignifieddoll Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Thank you for that info although i dont drive my husband does  i couldnt understand why i would need to plan a route  or follow a journey   i get anxious if i dont know a familiar route or where im going .
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 19,443 Disability Gamechanger
    If you're the disabled person then the car you're taxing with the 50% discount can only be used for your purposes. Your husband will not be able to use it for his purposes, this includes disabled tax when it's 100% free. See link for confirmation.


    Community champion and 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.
  • dignifieddolldignifieddoll Member Posts: 52 Connected
    Thank you for your advice but he does only use car when im with him  we are always together anyway many thanks 
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