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Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

Criteria for mental and cognitive disorders

People with diagnosed mental disorders or cognitive impairment could qualify for a Blue Badge under a new pilot scheme.

The pilot scheme has extended the criteria to include people with a mental or cognitive disorder who lack awareness of the danger of traffic. This is likely to affect their safety or the safety of others.

Eligibility criteria

  • have a diagnosed mental or cognitive disorder
  • lack awareness of the danger of traffic risking their safety or the safety of others

You must also be in receipt of one of the following:

  • Disability Living Allowance care component at middle or higher rate
  • Attendance allowance at lower or higher rate
  • Disability Living Allowance care component at middle or higher rate
  • Attendance Allowance at lower or higher rate
  • Personal Independence Payment, having been given a total of at least 8 points from the following sections:
    • section 7 (communicating verbally)
    • section 8 (reading and understanding signs, symbols and words)
    • section 9 (engaging with other people face-to-face)

This is a pilot scheme which means it is running as a trial for a set period of time.

How to apply

pdf icon Download application form [295kb]

Please note you cannot currently apply online under this criteria.

 


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