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

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.