Quick Answer: What Does A Blue Badge Give You?

What does a blue badge entitle you to?

A Blue Badge will help you to park close to your destination, either as a passenger or driver.

The badge is intended for on-street parking only.

Off-street car parks, such as those provided by shopping centres, hospitals or supermarkets are covered by separate rules..

Do blue badge holders pay for parking in hospitals?

From April, all 206 hospital trusts in England will be expected to provide free car parking to groups that may be frequent hospital visitors, or those disproportionately impacted by daily or hourly charges for parking, including: blue badge holders.

Can you get a blue badge for arthritis?

You may be eligible for a blue badge, meaning you can park closer to where you need to go. If you claim benefits like Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment, or you have difficulty getting around because of your arthritis, then this will support your application.

Are you exempt from road tax if you have a blue badge?

Many blue badge holders are also eligible for exemption from paying road tax. People who don’t have a blue badge might also be able to get a road tax exemption. You’ll automatically get a refund for any full remaining months of road tax when you apply for exemption.

Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?

Do I need to register as disabled for a Blue Badge parking permit? No, but you will need to apply to your local council they handle applications and issue Blue Badges. You may be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge if you have severe mobility problems. The Blue badge allows you can park close to places you need to go.

What conditions automatically qualify you for disability in UK?

People with progressive conditions can be classed as disabled. However, you automatically meet the disability definition under the Equality Act 2010 from the day you’re diagnosed with HIV infection, cancer or multiple sclerosis.

What qualifies you for PIP mobility?

If you get between 8 and 11 points in total, you’ll get the mobility component of PIP at the standard rate. If you get at least 12 points in total, you’ll get the mobility component at the enhanced rate.

Can you use blue badge on expiry date?

You can’t use an expired badge, so make sure you apply for a new one as early as possible. You can ask your council when to submit your renewal.

Can I get a disabled parking space outside my house?

You can apply for a disabled parking space (disabled bay road marking) outside your house provided you meet the following conditions: … The person in your house who is disabled has regular use of a vehicle (as either driver or passenger), which is kept at the address on the application.

Can a pregnant woman park in a parent and child space?

If you’re pregnant and feel you need the extra room, it’s worth asking the store whether you can park in these bays. It’s not illegal to park in a parent and child space without a child, but you could land a fine if you’re caught.

Are Blue badge holders entitled to a mobility car?

Blue Badge holders travelling either as a driver or passenger are entitled to a range of on-street parking concessions. These include being able to park without a time limit or charge in places such as on-street disabled bays, on-street parking meters and pay-and-display machines.

Will I get PIP if I have a blue badge?

People who automatically get a Blue Badge you receive a Personal Independence Payment ( PIP ) because you can’t walk more than 50 metres (a score of 8 points or more under the ‘moving around’ activity of the mobility component)

How much is 2020 PIP?

PIP ratesPIP rateWeekly rates 2020/2021PIP Daily Living Enhanced Rate£89.15PIP Daily Living Standard Rate£59.70PIP Mobility Enhanced Rate£62.25PIP Mobility Standard Rate£23.60

How far can you walk to qualify for a blue badge?

50 metresYou are registered blind. You receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) You receive PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and got a score of 8 or more in the ‘moving around’ part of the assessment, meaning you were unable to walk more than 50 metres.

What can I get free on PIP?

You may get a top-up (called a premium) on the following benefits if you get PIP:Housing Benefit.Jobseeker’s Allowance.Income Support.Working Tax Credit.Employment and Support Allowance – but only if you get the PIP daily living component.Pension Credit – but only if you get the PIP daily living component.

Can a blue badge holder park in a parent and child space?

I can confirm Blue Badge holders are permitted to use our Parent & Child bays if the disabled spaces are full. The vast majority of our customers are very considerate of parents with young children and respect family bays.

How long does a blue badge last?

three yearsBlue Badges are usually issued for three years, but yours may be issued for less than three years if your benefit award is for a limited time.

Where can you not park with a blue badge?

BLUE BADGE HOLDERS CANNOT PARK:Red routes or double yellow lines (in all four boroughs)Single yellow line (except Kensington and Chelsea as long as there is no loading or unloading restriction and only for 20 minutes to drop off or pick up a disabled person, or to collect goods)Suspended parking bays.More items…