Who can get a Blue Badge

Blue Badge parking for people with disabilities: who qualifies for a badge and how to apply.


Who can get a Blue Badge? (easy read version)

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A guide to qualifying 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
Published 29 March 2010
Last updated 30 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added information about non-visible (hidden) disabilities, which comes into force 30 August 2019.
  2. Document updated to take on board the introduction of Personal Independence Payment.
  3. First published.