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Automatic qualification for a blue badge

You qualify automatically for a Blue Badge if you are aged two or over and one of the following applies:

  • You are registered blind.

  • You get the higher rate mobility component of disability living allowance (DLA).

  • You live in Scotland and previously got an indefinite or lifetime award of the higher rate mobility component of DLA, which has been terminated following a personal independence payment (PIP) re-assessment.

  • You live in England or Northern Ireland and have been awarded 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ activity of PIP, or (in England) 10 points in the 'planning and following journeys' activity on the grounds that you cannot undertake any journey because it would cause you overwhelming psychological distress.

  • You live in Scotland or Wales and have been awarded 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ activity or 12 points in the ‘planning and following journeys' activity of PIP.

  • You live in Scotland and previously got a fixed-term award of the higher rate mobility component of DLA, have not been awarded the appropriate points at a PIP re-assessment (as in the above bullet) and have asked for a mandatory reconsideration of the decision within the last year.

  • You get war pensioners’ mobility supplement.

  • You have received a lump sum payment from the Armed Forces Compensation scheme (within tariff levels 1-8) and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability that causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking.

  • You live in Wales and have received a lump sum payment from the Armed Forces Compensation scheme due to a permanent mental disorder (tariff level 6).
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