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Advise on getting a blue badge

ledrat9ledrat9 Member Posts: 9 Listener
Hello
I've recently won my PIP claim at tribunal and have been awarded 12 points for mobility.

Next battle will be for my blue badge. Any advise on what the appeals process entails as I'm anticipating a refusal on the first attempt.

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  • AnkyieSponAnkyieSpon Community champion Posts: 138 Pioneering
    Hi @ledrat9, congratulations 🎊 on your win. I think with your blue badge if you have mobility on PIP you qualify. That's what a friend of mine was told but it all seems to be very different with each local authority. I had no issues getting blue badge and that was before I even applied for PIP who didn't award me mobility.
    Contact local authority that's best thing I can think of and keep us informed, goof luck. 
    Tina 
    (Ankyie Spon)
    I'm a Pain Warrior
  • KG100KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    The people I know who have the higher rate of DLA or PIP all have blue badges, It was quite straight forward for them when claiming. 
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @ledrat9
    You’re automatically eligible for a Blue Badge if you:
    • get the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
    • get 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
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,139 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    If you're not automatically entitled then you'll need to look at your local council criteria as they're all different. An assessment will be needed and you'll need evidence to support your claim.
    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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