Some people with a diagnosed behavioural, or cognitive impairment, may be eligible for a Blue Badge.
Applicants need to demonstrate eligibility by providing confirmation that they have been diagnosed with a mental disorder. Check eligibility.
Evidence is needed that applicants are in receipt of these benefits:
- the higher or middle rate of the care component of the Disability Living Allowance
- the higher or lower rate of Attendance Allowance
- the Personal Independence Payment - specifically that the individual has been awarded a total of at least 8 points across sections 7, 8 and 9.
A healthcare professional, or social worker, who knows the applicant, must complete a questionnaire to confirm that the applicant lacks awareness of danger from traffic and is likely to compromise their safety, or the safety of others, as a result.
The application process is separate to the standard Blue Badge application process.
Complete and return a Pilot scheme form (Word, 162kb)
What happens next
The Blue Badge Team will make a decision based on information provided. They may ask for an independent assessment.
This scheme is a trial which will be reviewed in Autumn 2018.