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Do I have to re-apply for a blue badge?

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Nat1H Mon 21-Jul-08 22:35:27

My son has a blue badge, but it has an expiry date of this October. Do I have to reapply or do they send one out automatically?

saffy202 Mon 21-Jul-08 22:46:33

You will have to re-apply. They wouldn't send them out automatically as circumstances could change.

Dingle Tue 22-Jul-08 18:50:16

Just had to renew DD's, it was a right fuss about nothing.

The evidence of her DLA entitlement was dated 28th April, and was not current enough so I had to ring DWP to get them to send up to date confirmation out.

Then the council rang to say, because her DLA expires in October, they couldn't issue a Blue Badge after that date and would only send out a badge to that date and that I would have to re-apply AGAIN once I had the results of her next DLA application ( which I haven't even started completing yet!blush)

A couple of days later we got the badge for the whole 3 years!! hmm so much time, energy, postage and phone call for such a straight forward procedure! angry

But hopefully by the time I have to reapply again she will have "grown out" of having Down Syndrome!! hmm Sorry, in a foul mood due to school!

MintPattie Tue 22-Jul-08 21:09:14

We don't get DLA because of visa restrictions but we have the Blue Badge based on a letter from the GP. You can always use that if they start to play silly buggers.......

MehgaLegs Tue 22-Jul-08 21:12:45

Can I hijack slightly. My DS4 receives DLA (middle rate for care but nothing for mobility) he was 3 a few weeks ago. Does that mean he may now be eligible for a blue badge and possibly a DLA mobility payment. ( He has GDD and can walk since Jan a little but still needs pushchair most of the time)

Sidge Tue 22-Jul-08 21:18:48

Meghalegs - you need to call DWP and request a review of his DLA for mobility now he is 3.

You can get a Blue Badge without receiving DLA, depending whether you fulfil their criteria - they normally ask for supporting evidence from a GP. More info here.

Nat1H - you have to reapply. But I believe you can apply slightly ahead of the expiry date so that you don't have a period without one.

busybeingmum Tue 22-Jul-08 22:27:08

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MehgaLegs Tue 22-Jul-08 22:29:26

Thanks sidge, will call tomorrow.

PheasantPlucker Wed 23-Jul-08 10:46:32

DO CALL. They won't automaticaly send you one, and if the old one expires there is a'discretionary' period when you can use the old one whilst awaiting a new one......but our council also said that not all areas abide by this, and you could find the badge is deemed ineffective, and get a parking ticket! We got ours renewed last Oct, till Oct 2010.

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