People who may be issued with a Blue Badge without further assessment are those who are more than two years of age and entitled to one of the following benefits:
- receives the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance;
- receives a war pensioner's mobility supplement;
- is a registered blind person under the National Assistance Act 1948;
- has been awarded a benefit (giving rise to a lump sum at tariffs 1-8 inclusive) under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) and has also been certified by the Service Personnel and Veterans agency as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking;
- receives 8 points or more under the moving around activity of mobility component of Personal Independence Payment.
You can still apply for a Blue Badge if you do not meet the above criteria but you are more than two years old and fall within one of the following categories:
- have a severe disability in both upper limbs and regularly drive a motor vehicle, but have difficulty operating parking meters;
- have a permanent and substantial disability which means you are unable to walk or have very considerable difficulty in walking. Please note: you may have to attend a mobility assessment to see if you qualify for a badge;
- have a child/children under 3 years of age who, because of a specific medical condition, need to travel with bulky medical equipment or need to be close to a vehicle for emergency medical treatment.