Who can get a Blue Badge
Blue Badge parking for people with disabilities: who can get a badge and how to apply.
Applies to England
A guide to who qualifies for a Blue Badge, including:
- who automatically qualifies for a Blue Badge
- people who may qualify
- applying for a Blue Badge with a non-visible (hidden) condition
- what you need to apply
- providing proof of benefits and eligibility
- badges for organisations
Apply for a Blue Badge
In England, Scotland and Wales you can apply on GOV.UK for a Blue Badge.
This guidance applies in England. Guidance is also available for Scotland and Wales.
There’s a different way to apply if you’re in Northern Ireland.
Last updated 10 August 2021 + show all updates
The minimum automatic qualification age for a Blue Badge has changed from 2 to 3 years old.
Added information about non-visible (hidden) disabilities, which comes into force 30 August 2019.
Document updated to take on board the introduction of Personal Independence Payment.