Application process, additional info and decision making
Completing the application form
It’s important that you take the time to read the questions fully before providing the information you think best describes the reason why you think you should be awarded a Blue Badge.
You can save and return to your application at a later date if you need to.
If you are unsure about how to complete the application form or and have a question you need help with you can contact the Blue Badge team.
What happens next
Once you have completed and submitted your application form you will receive an acknowledgment email to confirm your request has been received.
All applications are processed in order of receipt.
We will read through the information you have provided and let you know by email if we need any additional information.
Whilst we will do all we can to process your application as quickly as possible, the time it takes will be dependent on how quickly you can provide all the information and evidence we need.
It is your responsibility to provide the information and evidence we need. We may not be able to progress your application without it.
What type of additional information might I need to provide?
We may need you to obtain further information from the professional involved in your diagnosis, care or ongoing treatment so we can make a decision on your eligibility to receive a Blue Badge.
We will only ask you to do this when necessary and will send you a link to an online questionnaire which you can share with your professional. Once they have answered all the questions they can submit the form which is then securely delivered back to us.
What type of questions will you ask?
We will ask the professional to confirm some basic details, such as their name, address, and professional registration number.
We will also ask them to tell us about:
- The disability/disabilities you have been diagnosed with, how substantial this is, and how this will affect you over the next three years.
- Their role in diagnosing your disability/condition.
- Any examples they are aware of where your disability/disabilities have led you to:
- experience very considerable difficulty whilst walking between a vehicle and your destination, or
- be at risk of serious harm, or
- pose a risk of serious harm to another person
- Any coping strategies you have in place – you might for example have support from others, or might have put other things in place to help you better manage your symptoms or behaviours.