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DLA or PIP Blue Badge automatic eligibility

You can apply for a Blue Badge and will qualify automatically if you receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) at the required rate.

We will need to see a copy of the proof of eligibility which will look like the samples below.

If you apply for a Blue Badge online you can upload the relevant letters or pages of your PIP award or if you are unable to do so, you can send a copy by post or email to the Blue Badge team.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

The Blue Badge team will need to see a copy of the letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) dated within the last 12 months, showing that you receive Disability Living Allowance 'higher rate mobility component for help with getting around'. It maybe indefinite or time limited.

Attendance Allowance or DLA for Personal care do not automatically qualify you for a Blue Badge so you will need to fully complete an application form about your mobility, which you can do online to give us enough information to assess your mobility. The DLA Allowance that we will need to see looks like this, and the section in Red showing the higher rate for mobility is the section we are interested in:-

Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

The Blue Badge team will need to see a copy of the letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) dated within the last 12 months, showing that you receive '8 points or more for the 'moving around activity' under the mobility section' of Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

If less than 8 points have been awarded or points have only been awarded for 'planning and following a journey' you do not automatically qualify for a Blue Badge, and you will need to fully complete an application form about your mobility.

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