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Blue badge wasn't reissued

LOUi63LOUi63 Member Posts: 2 Listener
Hi I used to have a blue badge, but they wouldn't reissue after the 3 years. But everything was so much easier,  now I have more health problems. And having the badge would help a lot in my job in the community.  I have diabetes type 1 on pump. Had lung cancer removed left lung asmastic, under active thyroid just had my 2nd heart attack. And 2nd stent fitted. depression. Walking can make me breathless and when carrying stuff even a handbag pulls on my chest. So would appreciate any help. Thanks

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,681 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    If you don't automatically qualify then it will depend on your local councils criteria and they are all different. You'll need evidence to support your claim and you'll be asked to attend an assessment. I do believe that they have got stricter over the years if you don't automatically qualify. You can also appeal any decision that's made.
    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.
  • LOUi63LOUi63 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you poppy123456. I will try again.

  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @LOUi63, and a warm welcome to the community!

    I'm sorry to hear about your blue badge, and glad you've had some assistance with this already, and wishing you all the best with your appeal or new application. Please do let us know if we can be of any further support.
  • wilkowilko Member Posts: 2,138 Disability Gamechanger
    It’s it’s not right you have health problems that warrant a blue badge, A person I know had three acessments and refused each time as she didn’t meet the criteria. After a friend whose a health professional wrote on her next application a badge was issued wit out further acessment. It seems to be who you know.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,681 Disability Gamechanger
    They have made it a lot more difficult to qualify for the BB unless you automatically qualify. Each local council has their own criteria outside of automatically qualifying.
    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.
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