Due to the ongoing developments with the coronavirus outbreak in Wales and the need to focus staff resources towards services, the Blue Badge application service has temporarily changed. All new applications need to be made online
. Please read the information below
The Blue Badge is a concession which helps severely disabled persons with permanent and substantial mobility problems to park close to the place they need to visit.
The eligibility criteria is decided by Welsh Government, however, each local authority is responsible for administering the scheme and determining eligibility for applicants who permanently reside in their area.
Am I entitled to a Blue Badge?
All applicants must be the driver or passenger in a vehicle when using a Blue Badge. To find out if you are entitled to a Blue Badge, and what medical/disability benefits evidence you need to provide please read the Welsh Government leaflet below “Who is eligible for a Blue Badge?”
Please note: The onus is on the applicant to provide the necessary supporting evidence when applying for a blue badge. If independent medical evidence is required to support the application (i.e. Discretionary, Temporary and Cognitive), any cost incurred is met by the applicant.
How to apply/re-apply for a Blue Badge?
Before applying/re-applying please check if you meet the eligibility criteria for a Blue Badge by reading the leaflet above which is entitled “Who is eligible for a Blue Badge?”
All new applications need to be made on-line.
All re-applications can either be made on line or proof of eligibility e-mailed to email@example.com as these have continued to be processed for people who are:
- Receiving Disability Living Allowance (higher rate mobility)
- Receiving Personal Independence Payments, the requirement is 8 or more points under the moving around category or 12 points under the planning and following a journey category.
- Receiving War Pensioner’s mobility supplement
- Receiving Armed Forces compensation scheme payments
- Registered blind
- Evidence of mobility issues from an independent medical professional
- Description of any adaptations in place in your property (for example, grab rails, ramps, raised steps, stairlift etc)
- Description of any walking aids (for example walking stick, zimmer frame etc)
To help with the assessment process please attach as much evidence to the application as possible, such as:
- Proof of Address, identity (e.g. passport, driving licence)
- Passport quality photograph
- National Insurance Number