Guidance

Who can get a Blue Badge

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

Documents

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

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Who can get a Blue Badge? (large type version, for printing)

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Who can get a Blue Badge? (audio)

Details

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.

There’s a different way to apply if you’re in Northern Ireland.

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.