How do I replace my Blue Badge?
Individuals can apply to replace a lost, stolen, damaged or faded Blue Badge online or by post. Support organisations must apply by post. With your application you must include the right fee, photograph and supporting material. Replacement badges will only be valid until the expiry date of the original badge.
Can I renew my Blue Badge by post?
Individuals and support organisations can apply for or renew a Blue Badge online or by post. With your application form, you must also include the right fee, photograph and supporting documents.
Do I need to renew my Blue Badge?
Renewing your Blue Badge You’ll need to renew your badge after 3 years.
Who do I return a Blue Badge to?
You must return the badge securely to your local council if: the badge has expired. your medical condition or mobility improves and you are no longer eligible. a replacement badge has been issued for one that is lost or stolen and the original is found / recovered – then the original badge must be returned.
Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?
The disabled parking place for blue badge users does not belong to you, other badge holders can park there when displaying their blue badge. You might be able to get a disabled space outside your own home that only you can use. you have a valid disabled person’s badge – blue badge.
What are the hidden disabilities for a blue badge?
Invisible (Hidden) Disabilities – for people who do not automatically qualify. If you experience very considerable difficulty whilst walking, which may include very considerable psychological distress or be at risk of serious harm when walking; or pose, when walking, a risk of serious harm to any other person.
What medical conditions qualify for a blue badge?
If you don’t automatically qualify you may still be able to get a Blue Badge if: you have problems walking – including problems caused by hidden disabilities such as dementia or mental health problems. you have a severe disability in both arms which means you have considerable difficulty operating parking meters.
Does having a Blue Badge mean you are registered disabled?
What are the hidden disabilities for a Blue Badge?
What are the rules for using a blue badge?
Your Blue Badge usually lets you park for free:
- on streets with parking meters or pay-and-display machines for as long as you need to.
- in disabled parking bays on streets for as long as you need to, unless a sign says there is a time limit.
What conditions automatically qualify you for disability UK?
What counts as disability
- cancer, including skin growths that need removing before they become cancerous.
- a visual impairment – this means you’re certified as blind, severely sight impaired, sight impaired or partially sighted.
- multiple sclerosis.
- an HIV infection – even if you don’t have any symptoms.
What am I entitled to with a Blue Badge?
Your Blue Badge usually lets you park for free: on streets with parking meters or pay-and-display machines for as long as you need to. in disabled parking bays on streets for as long as you need to, unless a sign says there is a time limit.
Where can I renew my Blue Badge in Cumbria?
The Blue Badge scheme operates throughout the UK. The scheme provides a range of parking concessions for people with severe mobility problems, who have difficulty using public transport. Apply for and renew your Blue Badge on the Cumbria County Council website. Request a paper copy of Cumbria County Council Blue Badge form.
Where can I get a blue badge in the UK?
Although this is a national scheme that operates throughout the UK and is recognised in Europe, it’s delivered locally by Cumbria County Council. We only issue badges in accordance with the guidelines and regulations provided by the Department for Transport (DfT).
Can a disabled person get a blue badge?
If you are disabled, a Blue Badge permit allows you to park legally near to places you need to visit. The permit is for any eligible disabled person whether you are travelling as a driver, or as a passenger. It allows you to park for free in some pay and display car parks and on single and double yellow lines in most streets for up to three hours.
When do I need to renew my Blue Badge?
Badges are issued for up to 3 years depending on eligibility. If you want to renew your badge you can apply up to 6 weeks in advance of the expiry date shown on your badge. 1. Apply online for a blue badge – Your application will be assessed and processed by the Blue Badge Team.