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Blue badge change of criteria

I have spoken to wiltshire council re the above as blue badge criteria is to include hidden disabilities. My daughter is 25 and had medical form signed by GP in order that she can have C on bus pass On enquiring I was told that as she is on the old DLA will not be eligible and only PIP persons will be considered. Can any advise who is right? Thankyou Arv

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  • AhhBistoAhhBisto Posts: 48Member Courageous
    My partner has got a blue badge recently and not on pip but we did provide the same evidence as pip required. We got it in a few weeks from our council using the online gov system. But I don't know how recently the law changed.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 15,030Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    Only the high rate mobility part of DLA automatically qualifies a person for a blue badge. You can of course apply and send evidence to support her claim but whether she'll qualify will depend on her conditions and she'll most likely need an assessment.

    Even those claiming PIP with hidden disabilities won't all automatically qualify, there's still criteria. The new rules for BB in England come into force on 30h August.  for those claiming PIP under following and planning a journey will need to have score 10 points in activity 11E, another other descriptor will not automatically qualify anyone under activity 11. https://www.contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/new-blue-badge-rules-in-england-to-come-into-force-on-30-august/

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