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Thread: Eligibility for Blue Badge

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    Eligibility for Blue Badge

    Has anyone with intermittent claudication applied and been awarded a Blue Badge. Walking distance on level ground before having to stop for 5 mins about 35 yards? Then can get another 30 yards or so before stopping again. Being out in cool or windy weather for 10 minutes causes pain in legs, which lasts for hours so can get less than 70 yards in 10 minutes.

    Don't have DLA or any of the awards mentioned .Have never applied ,as realise the mobility criteria are for people with more severe conditions. Are the Blue Badge criteria much the same?

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    Yes they pretty much are. If you go to your local council they will advise you on what they require if there is no DLA HRM. Sometimes they may do their own examination or accept GP letter, depends on council.

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    you may qulify PIP, i remember seeing figure of 50 or 100 meters

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    When I first got my Blue Badge in 2004 it was with a specialists letter, I hadn't yet applied for DLA.

    My friend has just recenelty applied for the new Blue Badge, and as he doesn't claim any benefits he had to go to an Occupational Health Assessment Centre at his local hospital. His Badge arrived a few weeks later.

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    Thanks , it's just the Blue Badge I was wondering about. I'll give it a try and see how it goes.

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    Just a thought but could you apply for DLA and see how you get one then you may automatically qualify for a blue badge

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    Not everyone wants to put themselves through the stress of applying for DLA and the waiting - it can take months to get an answer.

    If all that is required is a Blue Badge then applying through your Local Council is the quickest way - It's usually less than a month depending on the assessment centre appointment.
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    07/15-09/17; Skoda Octavia 1.6 Diesel SE-L DSG; 28,200miles; avg 43.9mpg
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    yes for a lot of people all they want is the badge

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    Don't know about DLA, I'm eligible for Attendance Allowance, but didn't apply. Got several problems resulting from extensive long term diabetic damage. Put straight into ESA Support Group without a medical. That form was long enough!!!!!!!!!

    Instead of applying for AA applied and been approved for one of the monitored home emergency phone systems, where if I fall over or need help just press a button on a neckcord , and they get someone round. It's subsidised so hopefully it won't cost the earth. During the night my OH is here, so think I should manage ok .

    Would just like a Blue Badge for the odd time I'm out to make things a bit easier. Was practically a hermit last winter , as decent parking in our nearest small town is like gold dust.

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    hi there my friend applied for a renewal of blue badge on june 26,she has rung up and keeps being told its being processed..she gets high rate mobillity,so really should be a formality...she was asked to supply another photo,that was the second one she had sent also they resent forms out to her to re sign....who can she complain to...or headbutt,(only kidding)

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