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Summary

If you have problems with moving around, you may be able to get a Blue Badge. This allows you to park in parking spaces closer to where you need to go. You can usually park for free:
on streets with parking meters or pay-and-display machines for as long as you need
in disabled parking bays on streets for as long as you need, unless a sign says there is a time limit
on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours, unless there is a no loading sign.
You may have to pay if you are using some private car parks, such as in hospitals or supermarkets. You need to check the signs in the car park.
You must continue to follow the usual parking rules. For example, you can still get a fine if you park somewhere that could put people in danger.
You automatically qualify for a Blue Badge if you have specific medical conditions or get certain benefits. These include the following:
Getting the higher mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
Scoring 8 points or more in the ‘moving around’ area of your Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment.
Scoring 10 points in the ‘planning and following a journey’ area of your Personal Independence Payment assessment, due to psychological distress. This only applies if you live in England
Scoring 12 points in the ‘planning and following a journey’ area of your Personal Independence Payment assessment, due to psychological distress. This applies if you live in Scotland or Wales.
For the full list of criteria to automatically qualify for a blue badge, visit GOV.UK or speak to your local council.

If you do not automatically qualify, you can still get a Blue Badge in some situations. These include if you have long-term problems with walking or severe problems using both arms.

How to apply for a badge
If you live in England, Scotland or Wales
If you live in Northern Ireland
Your healthcare professional or a welfare rights adviser may be able to help you fill out the application forms. A Blue Badge costs up to £10 in England, £20 in Scotland and £10 in Northern Ireland. It is free in Wales.

Blue Badges usually last up to 3 years. You must reapply before your current Blue Badge expires.

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/impacts-of-cancer/benefits-and-financial-support/help-with-transport-and-parking#:~:text=If%20you%20have%20problems%20with,where%20you%20need%20to%20go.

Check your eligibility and apply for a Blue Badge. You can also use this service to reapply for a Blue Badge.
You can apply for yourself, someone else or an organisation.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

If you have problems with moving around, you may be able to get a Blue Badge. This allows you to park in parking spaces closer to where you need to go. You can usually park for free

Your healthcare professional or a welfare rights adviser may be able to help you fill out the application forms. A Blue Badge costs up to £10 in England, £20 in Scotland and £10 in Northern Ireland. It is free in Wales. Blue Badges usually last up to 3 years. You must reapply before your current Blue Badge expires.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support/impacts-of-cancer/benefits-and-financial-support/help-with-transport-and-parking#:~:text=If%20you%20have%20problems%20with,where%20you%20need%20to%20go.

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