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Who can get a Blue Badge

You must be a Leicestershire resident and meet certain criteria to qualify for a Blue Badge


Badges are only issued where a condition/disability is permanent. Temporary conditions - eg a broken leg - do not qualify for a badge. Also, conditions where the effect of a disability is intermittent in nature are not usually eligible for a Blue Badge.

You can apply for a Blue Badge from us if you are a Leicestershire resident.

Check if you, or the person you are applying for, is eligible

To automatically qualify a person must be over 2 years old and meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • receives the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • receives a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for being unable to walk more than 50 metres
  • are registered as blind (severely sight impaired)
  • receives a War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement
  • have received an Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) award, tariffs 1 - 8 and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which means you are unable to walk or have very considerable difficulty in walking

You may also qualify if:

  • you have a child under 3 years old who has a medical condition and need to transport bulky medical equipment, or you must always be near a vehicle in case your child needs emergency medical treatment
  • you drive a vehicle regularly, have a severe disability in both arms and can't work or have considerable difficulty working parking meters
  • you have a permanent and substantial disability which means you are unable to walk or you have very considerable difficulty in walking

We may ask you to attend an independent mobility assessment if we can't decide whether you are eligible. It's free and carried out by a qualified professional.

Apply for or renew a Blue Badge

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