Question: How Do I Renew My Blue Badge During Lockdown?

Do carers get free road tax?

If you are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance at the Higher rate of the Mobility component you are entitled to exemption on your Road Tax.

If you do not drive, but someone else has a vehicle which is primarily for your use, such as your partner, parent or carer, they can claim the exemption..

Can I renew my blue badge by post?

Individuals and support organisations can apply for or renew a Blue Badge online or by post. With your application form, you must also include the right fee, photograph and supporting documents.

How do I renew my blue badge in Staffordshire?

How do I renew a blue badge? The easiest way is to renew on the GOV.UK website 6 to 10 weeks before your badge expires.

Do you have to return expired blue badge?

You must return the badge securely to your local council if: the badge has expired. your medical condition or mobility improves and you are no longer eligible. a replacement badge has been issued for one that is lost or stolen and the original is found / recovered – then the original badge must be returned.

Can I check the progress 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.

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.

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.

Will I get a reminder for my blue badge?

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. For applications that need further assessment, processing can take up to 3 months.

What grants can I get if im on pip?

You may get a top-up (called a premium) on the following benefits if you get PIP:Housing Benefit.Jobseeker’s Allowance.Income Support.Working Tax Credit.Employment and Support Allowance – but only if you get the PIP daily living component.Pension Credit – but only if you get the PIP daily living component.

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 do I need to renew my blue badge online?

How do I renew my Blue Badge?Details of your current Blue Badge.A digital photo.Your National Insurance Number.Proof of identification.Proof of residency.

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 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.

Where can you not park with a blue badge?

BLUE BADGE HOLDERS CANNOT PARK:Red routes or double yellow lines (in all four boroughs)Single yellow line (except Kensington and Chelsea as long as there is no loading or unloading restriction and only for 20 minutes to drop off or pick up a disabled person, or to collect goods)Suspended parking bays.More items…

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 does it take for a Blue Badge decision?

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. The new online system is expected to reduce the time it takes to apply for a Blue Badge to 13 minutes.

Can I park in disabled space after 6pm?

Disabled badge holders only can park in the space (any time), and between the hours 8am-6pm disabled badge holders are limited to 3 hours with no return for 1 hour.

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.

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.

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.