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    Hiya

    I was wondering if anyone could answer this question.

    I currently get lower rate care and mobility DLA. I don't have a blue badge because right now I have no need for one, my mum has a blue badge and as I generally only leave the house with her I've never felt the need to try and get my own.

    But I was just wondering, does having DLA without the blue badge mean I'm registered as disabled?

    I tried searching on Google but I just keep getting links on how to claim DLA.

    Thank you

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    I thought you had to have HRM to get the blue badge. That was how it was when I had mine a few yrs ago. Unfortunately I am unable to drive at all now, so rules may have changed. I am sure one of the lovely people on here will have more info on this.
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    There is no such thing as 'registered disabled', there hasn't been since the 1970s.
    The closest you can get to that term is to receive the HRM component of DLA.

    When you receive the HRM DLA then you have automatic rights to apply for a Blue Badge, however if you don't receive the higher rate (or you don't claim any disability benefit) you can still apply separately for a Blue Badge.
    Apply here https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge you may need to undertake an assessment depending on your local council.
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    There is a section on CAB website, but cannot copy the link, sorry. I just typed in blue badge eligibility into search engine. There are lots of links there. Hope this helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    There is no such thing as 'registered disabled', there hasn't been since the 1970s.
    The closest you can get to that term is to receive the HRM component of DLA.

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    some of us are "registered" registered blind

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    Quote Originally Posted by davewhit View Post
    some of us are "registered" registered blind
    or deaf
    http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/2571.aspx
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul View Post
    There is no such thing as 'registered disabled', there hasn't been since the 1970s.
    The closest you can get to that term is to receive the HRM component of DLA.
    Actually I was wrong, if you are entitled and claim any level of DLA this would mean you are 'registered'.
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    Thank you very much for helping everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiffLady View Post
    I applied for DLA mobility and was turned down. Though my application for a Blue Badge arrived on Friday (19th April).

    Strange that the DLA turned me down saying you said you cannot walk 50 metres but we believe you can walk 200 metres. The form for the Blue Badge - the doctor had to complete and return to me to submit. GP stated applicant cannot walk 50 metres.
    The same thing happened to me 5 Years ago. I was refused DLA Mobility and at the same time I was awarded a Blue Badge. It was another two years before I was awarded DLA Mobility at the Higher Rate. So I have had a Blue Badge for 5 Years and DLA for 3 Years. Makes sense, Not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kodiak View Post
    The same thing happened to me 5 Years ago. I was refused DLA Mobility and at the same time I was awarded a Blue Badge. It was another two years before I was awarded DLA Mobility at the Higher Rate. So I have had a Blue Badge for 5 Years and DLA for 3 Years. Makes sense, Not.
    Pretty much the same for me, Blue Badge since 2004, DLA from 2006 (after appeal and tribunal), I applied for them at the same time.
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