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Blue Badge renew

Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 94 Pioneering
Hi

Please can anybody help?  My Blue Badge is up for renewal but I have lost the letter and forms from the DWP which are needed to be sent for it to be renew.  Does anyone know I can get copies and if so, where?

Thanks - Denise11 

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,542 Disability Gamechanger
    HI,

    You will need to ring DWP to ask them to send you a copy of your PIP award letter. Number is 0800 121 4433

    To automatically qualify for a blue badge you need to score at least 8 points in the "moving around" part of PIP or 10 points for descriptors E in following and planning a journey.

    The quickest way to apply is online. https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

    I very recently renewed my BB and for my local council i needed to have at least 6 months remaining on my PIP award to automatically qualify.


    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.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,568 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Denise11 I hope you manage to get a copy of your letter I have just renewed my badge

    Ir does surprise me that they are only valid for a 4 year period and not the length of your PIP award. Suppose it may be down to the cost element as you have to pay for new renewal
  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 94 Pioneering
    Hi  

    Thank you poppy123456 and janer1967.  I will 'phone that number tomorrow.  No, I don't understand why you can't get a blue badge for life even if they charge £10 pa.  Thanks again

     
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,581 Scope community team
    Hi @Denise11, were you able to get in touch with them? :)
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  • Denise11Denise11 Member Posts: 94 Pioneering
    Yes, thanks Chloe! It's all done and dusted.  Thanks again!  Denise
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,581 Scope community team
    Yayy @Denise11! Hope they are able to sort it quickly. :)
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