Motability, Blue Badges and disabled motoring
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Adele lynn

 Hi Would I be entitled to a mobility car or blue badge I am on pip I got quite a few points for mobility thank you

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,107 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    A few points for mobility will not entitle you to a mobility car. You need to score at least 12 points and be awarded Enhanced mobility.

    To automatically be entitled to a blue badge you need to have scored at least 8 points in the moving around part of mobility. If you didn't score this then you need to look at your local councils criteria for the blue badge because all council are different. A face to face assessment will be needed and you'll need evidence to support your claim.
    https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

    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.
  • MisscleoMisscleo Member Posts: 646 Pioneering
    How come people recon they have a blue badge and they can walk?
    If they need 12 points as you say for mobility just puzzled
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 21,107 Disability Gamechanger
    You don't have to be unable to walk to have a blue badge. Those that are blind, have severe disability in both arms, children under 3 that need medical equipment, are all reasons why people can claim a blue badge.

    You also don't need 12 points on mobility to receive a blue badge.

    Not everyone that has a mobility car is unable to walk at all. 12 points can be scored on following and planning a journey and that's nothing to do with walking. If you scored this on the mobility part you're entitled to the mobility car too.

    Please don't judge a book by it's cover because not all disabilities are visible.


    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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