Am I eligible?

We can only issue Blue Badges to people who are resident in Northamptonshire.

Individuals

You will receive a badge upon application if you can provide evidence that any of the following is true:

  • you receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
  • you receive the mobility components of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and you have been awarded at least 8 points for moving around (standing and walking). If your PIP award is for less than 3 years then your Blue Badge will expire when your Personal Independence Payment expires.
  • you receive a War Pensioners' Mobility Supplement
  • you are registered blind
  • if you have received a lump sum from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) at tariffs 1-8 inclusive and been assessed and certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking by the Service Personnel and Veteran's Agency

You may also be eligible to receive a Blue Badge in the following circumstances:

  • you drive a motor vehicle regularly, have a severe disability in both arms and are unable to operate, or have considerable difficulty in operating, all or some types of parking meter.
  • you have a permanent and substantial disability which means you are unable to walk or have very considerable difficulty in walking. In this case we may ask you more questions to help us determine whether you are eligible for a badge.

Children under three years of age

Children under three years of age may be eligible if the child has a condition that requires that they must always be:

  • accompanied by bulky medical equipment which cannot be carried around with the child without great difficulty, or
  • kept near a motor vehicle so that they can, if necessary, be treated for that condition in the vehicle or be taken quickly in the vehicle to a place where they can be treated.

How to apply

Organisations

Organisations caring for disabled people meeting the above criteria may be able to receive a badge, but this is entirely at our discretion.

Please use the form on the Apply for a blue badge page.

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