Who Can Use a Blue Badge

You don’t need to be registered as disabled to apply for a Blue Badge

 You can apply for a Blue Badge if any of the following situations apply to you:

  • You can’t walk far due to a permanent disability
  • You have a child under 3 who needs bulky medical equipment or treatment
  • You are an organisation that transports disabled people

Do I automatically qualify?

The following people will automatically qualify for a Blue Badge.

  • If you're driving on behalf of someone registered blind
  • You get the higher rate mobility part of your Disability Living Allowance
  • You get a War Pension Mobility Supplement
  • You have been assessed by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) and so awarded a benefit with the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
  • You have a vehicle supplied under the Motability Scheme
  • You regularly drive but have a disability in both arms and can’t turn the steering wheel by hand without aid or can’t use the parking meter

When you apply, you’ll be asked questions about your eligibility. You’ll need to provide a copy of any letter that proves your eligibility before you find out if you can get a Blue Badge. 

Report Blue Badge Fraud

If you suspect misuse of a blue badge, please let us know by completing our Fraud Referral Report Form.