Mobility / Blue Badge

What it is?

Blue Badges are provided under a national scheme and offer parking concessions for people with disabilities.

Who can get a Blue Badge?

Blue Badges can be provided for children of two years of age and over, and for adults of any age. To qualify in applying to Birmingham City Council for a Badge, you should be a resident of Birmingham and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Receive the higher rate of mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Be registered blind
  • Have very severe difficulty in walking
  • Be a regular driver of a vehicle but be unable to turn the steering wheel by hand because of very severe upper limb disabilities.

Is there a charge?

Yes – a maximum payment of £10 is required. You are able to pay by credit or debit card over the phone. You only need to pay this once you have been informed that your application has been successful.

How do I apply?

There are 2 ways in which you can apply for a Blue Badge:

1) By post

2) On-line

What happens next?

You need to post suitable ID and also a passport size photo to the Blue Badge processing department, to supplement your application.

Once you have returned your form (either on line or via post) the local council will contact you with a decision. If you do not get automatic entitlement due to your level of DLA or PIP you may be requested to attend a medical assessment with an occupational therapist.

For more information contact us on 0121 382 6660 or email with your enquiry.

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