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Need a blue badge but only have standard PIP

candycane66candycane66 Member Posts: 3 Listener
i jst wanted to ask for some advice as i have been tryin to get a bluebadge due to me having arthritus in all my joints an baddler problems i cant wait to get to the toilet i have had a few accidents in car parks but they still say no an pip refused to up my pip as bladder probs dont come under there list of illnesses but a over active bladder should be higher rate due to how serious it is i am under the hosp for this an they still wont help 
my atheritoritus i cant walk at times the joints lock up so find it relly hard to get about had to ops on shoulders but still not right an they dont help with this i only get standard rate its all wrong to me 
any advice welcome 

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  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Member Posts: 5,856 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @candycane66, and welcome to the community!

    So sorry to hear about your experiences, I hope we can help. You mentioned that you weren't getting a higher rate of PIP- did you do an MR, or have you been to tribunal? 
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @candycane66

    If you get certain benefits you'll automatically be able to get a Blue Badge. The application will be straightforward. 

    It's still worth applying if you're not automatically eligible, but you'll need to have very severe problems moving your legs or arms. The application will be more complicated, because you'll have to describe your mobility problems in a lot of detail. 

    I get standard rate PIP but applied for a blue badge, the process required more input and explanation of why I felt I needed the badge, but I did succeed in getting one so it is definitely still worth trying!

    There is lots of information here.

    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • lixsharp13lixsharp13 Member Posts: 34 Connected
    Hi i get standard pip and automatically  became eligible. Hope this helps
    Liz
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    If you get at least 8 points PIP mobility for moving around then you automatically qualify for a Blue Badge.
  • candycane66candycane66 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    i only have 4 points but thats my point because of my weak bladder i should get more because i cant make it to the loo without accidents but this does not come into pip an i have athritus in joints so find it very hard to get there i have no warning when i want to go i jst need to get to the loo quicky i have had alot of wetting myself out in public an have to go straight home again because i couldnt make it to the loo in time this is why i should get a blue badge because driving round an round an u want the loo an the only parking space is missions from the shop with loos an u have to get there its dam hard an very painful 
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Moving around points are only awarded for walking difficulties.  Local councils have discretion to award Blue Badges to those not automatically eligible.  Ask your local council.
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,259 Disability Gamechanger
    Matilda said:
    Moving around points are only awarded for walking difficulties.  Local councils have discretion to award Blue Badges to those not automatically eligible.  Ask your local council.
    When you are busting for the loo I would definately say you have walking around difficulties

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • MatildaMatilda Member Posts: 2,616 Disability Gamechanger
    Indeed.  I may be wrong but I understand that pip mobility points are only awarded for ability to walk (put one foot in front of the other).  There are the reliability criteria but I don't think having to rush to the loo is covered by these.
  • candycane66candycane66 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    there not but i have a medical problem i am under the hosp for this 
    i know a few people near me have them an i know for a fact there is nothing wrong with them there milking it in 
    one got a pip car the other makes out there in a wheelchair but can walk all ok an like us who cant get a thing they get them given to them for no reason we have to fight for ours 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,164 Disability Gamechanger
    there not but i have a medical problem i am under the hosp for this 
    i know a few people near me have them an i know for a fact there is nothing wrong with them there milking it in 
    one got a pip car the other makes out there in a wheelchair but can walk all ok an like us who cant get a thing they get them given to them for no reason we have to fight for ours 
    I'm sorry but you have no idea what goes on, on the inside for these people. Do you know exactly what conditions they have and how they are affected by them??? It really annoys me when others say these things.

    If you're not automatically entitled to a blue badge then look at the criteria for your local council as they are all different. People have blue badges and they don't have PIP or DLA. Most likely an assessment will be needed before they make a decision.
    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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