Blue / Purple badge entitlement – what you need to know if you get PIP.

It has come to our attention that some people who have the enhanced rate of PIP for “moving around” are being turned down for Blue and Purple badges (including people entitled to have a Motability vehicle).

To be AUTOMATICALLY entitled because of PIP, you have to score 8 points or more for the section about “being unable to walk more than 50 metres”. Any points that you receive for “planning and following journeys” do not count for the purposes of getting a blue badge.

If you have fewer that 8 points for “being unable to walk more than 50 metres”, you will be invited to a medical to assess whether you are eligible.

If you want further information about Blue / Purple badge entitlement and forms, please contact Marian, from our disability-related Information and Advice Service.

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