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Blue Badge

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A Blue Badge is awarded to an individual and not a vehicle, therefore anyone aged two or older automatically qualifies for a Blue Badge if they are registered blind; are receiving a War Pensioner’s Mobility supplement; receive the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance; have been awarded 8 points or more in the  ‘moving around’ activity of Personal Independence Payment (12 points in Scotland).

The Blue Badge scheme is for people with mobility problems.  It allows Blue Badge holders to park close to where they need to go. 

The scheme operates throughout the UK and is managed by local authorities, who deal with applications and issue Blue Badges.  The application of the scheme differs in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Please see the relevant website below for more information.

In England, Blue Badge holders may generally park on single or double yellow lines for up to three hours, except where there is a ban on loading or unloading; at ‘on-street’ parking meters and pay-and-display machines for free and for as long as they need to.

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