Guidance

Qualifying for a Blue Badge

Who automatically qualifies for a Blue Badge, and information about people who may also be eligible.

Documents

Can I get a Blue Badge?

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Can I get a Blue Badge?

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Details

This document is a guide for people living in England about whether or not they qualify for a Blue Badge.

It gives information about:

  • people who automatically qualify for a Blue Badge
  • drivers with considerable difficulty in walking
  • drivers with severe disabilities in their arms
  • applicants under 3-years-old
  • badges for organisations
  • how to apply for a badge
Published 29 March 2010
Last updated 17 April 2013 + show all updates
  1. Document updated to take on board the introduction of Personal Independence Payment.
  2. First published.