Question: Does My Blue Badge Automatically Renew?

What documents do you need to renew blue badge?

We accept the documents listed below as proof.

You’ll need to provide a certified copy in electronic format – for example, a scan or a photograph….Proof of identitybirth or adoption certificate.marriage or divorce certificate.civil partnership/dissolution certificate.valid full driving licence.passport..

Does having a blue badge mean you are registered disabled?

Do I need to register as disabled for a Blue Badge parking permit? No, but you will need to apply to your local council they handle applications and issue Blue Badges. You may be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge if you have severe mobility problems. The Blue badge allows you can park close to places you need to go.

What are you entitled to if you have a blue badge?

Your Blue Badge usually lets you park for free: on streets with parking meters or pay-and-display machines for as long as you need to. in disabled parking bays on streets for as long as you need to, unless a sign says there is a time limit.

Do blue badge holders have to pay in hospital car parks?

Disabled drivers with “blue badge” permits, frequent outpatient attendees and parents of sick children staying overnight will be spared having to pay the fees for leaving their vehicles at hospital car parks.

How do I check the status of my blue badge application?

You can check the progress of your Blue Badge application by logging into our Blue Badge Customer Portal. You’ll need your application reference number to hand, which can be found on the confirmation email you received when you submitted your application.

Can I get a blue badge if I have arthritis?

You may be eligible for a blue badge, meaning you can park closer to where you need to go. If you claim benefits like Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment, or you have difficulty getting around because of your arthritis, then this will support your application.

Do you get a reminder for blue badge renewal?

If you need to renew your Blue Badge, we recommend that you re-apply about twelve weeks in advance. We no longer send out reminder letters.

How much does it cost to renew a blue badge?

A Blue Badge costs up to £10 in England and £20 in Scotland. It’s free in Wales. They usually last up to 3 years. You must reapply for a Blue Badge before your current one expires.

How long does it take to get a blue badge renewal?

four to six weeksHow long does it take to renew a Blue Badge? The average waiting time for a renewal to be processed is four to six weeks. This means you should apply for your new Blue Badge six weeks before it is due to expire.

What is the maximum walking distance for a blue badge?

50 metresYou receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) You receive PIP (Personal Independence Payment) and got a score of 8 or more in the ‘moving around’ part of the assessment, meaning you were unable to walk more than 50 metres.

Can I use my blue badge on the day it expires?

Yes they do have valid from date on them so you should use your old badge right up to the date it expires.

Can blue badge holders park in parent and child spaces?

I can confirm Blue Badge holders are permitted to use our Parent & Child bays if the disabled spaces are full. The vast majority of our customers are very considerate of parents with young children and respect family bays.

Can I use blue badge to visit holder in hospital?

It’s illegal for a friend or family member to use your Blue Badge, even if they’re running an errand for you or visiting you in hospital. … The only time it’s legal for another driver to display your Blue Badge is if you are also travelling in the car.

Can I park on a double yellow line with a blue badge?

Badge holders may park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours, but in general not where there are restrictions on loading or unloading – indicated by yellow kerb dashes and / or signs on plates.

Is road tax free for blue badge holders?

Many blue badge holders are also eligible for exemption from paying road tax. People who don’t have a blue badge might also be able to get a road tax exemption. You’ll automatically get a refund for any full remaining months of road tax when you apply for exemption.

What happens if my blue badge has expired?

It is illegal to display an expired Blue Badge. Likely outcome will be a parking ticket and, if further reported, a potential 4 figure fine. Granted the renewal and review process does not help (slow, inappropriate and clunky) but people can sign up for reminder services where available.

How long do I have to wait for my blue badge?

In a survey of councils last summer, the department found that on average it takes an applicant 17 days from applying to receiving a brand new Blue Badge – or 28 days if a medical assessment is required.