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    DLA and Blue Bagde

    I am 60 and have arthritis in both knees, spine, ankle and both shoulders and walk with two stick, have angina and asthma. I have problems walking distances, I was assessed by a physio and was told I was only able to walk 70yards before my pains and asthma kicks in. I have applied for dla and blue badge. DLA only gave me the carerer's component which stops me getting the blue badge. My car is essential to me to get distants . I am not sure what else I can do.

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    check eligibility through your local council

    https://bluebadge.direct.gov.uk/directgovapply.html

    You may be eligible for a Blue Badge. But your eligibility will need to be assessed by your local authority. This may mean that they ask you to attend a mobility assessment

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    Hi, for DLA: I would obtain a 'supportive doctors statement' from your local doctor stating your mobility issues and that he fully supports your appeal for getting the 'MOBILITY COMPONENT on DLA' and the 'CARE ALLOWANCE'.

    For blue badge: I would forward them the same doctors statement you send to DLA.

    Hope that helps!

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    FORGOT TO SAY: PHONE DLA - 01253 - 331.044.

    Tell them you want to appeal the original decision,ask them for a 'RECONSIDERATION' - Should receive their updated decision within 2-4 weeks....(NOTE: They can still say, decision UNCHANGED!!))

    If thats the case they you need to do appeal via your local tribunal, attend the hearing and hope that the three decision makers - Judge/Doctor and a complaint of Mobility agrees you require more help and you get your MOBILITY COMPONENT giving you your car AND AUTOMATICALLY entitles you to the BLUE BADGE!!!

    Hope that helps more ....
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    Last edited by Filou; 14-09-12 at 14:24.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joancstokes View Post
    I am 60 and have arthritis in both knees, spine, ankle and both shoulders and walk with two stick, have angina and asthma. I have problems walking distances, I was assessed by a physio and was told I was only able to walk 70yards before my pains and asthma kicks in. I have applied for dla and blue badge. DLA only gave me the carerer's component which stops me getting the blue badge. My car is essential to me to get distants . I am not sure what else I can do.
    Was this an ATOS physio who examined you? It sounds like it as it is a common trick of ATOS to put down a figure which is just slightly higher than the DLA criteria.
    I'm not sure what you mean, getting the care component does not mean you are unable to get mobility component.
    As suggested ask for reconsideration if that fails put in an appeal. Try to get some advice fron CAB or similar.
    If money is not an issue then as said, apply to your council for BB.

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