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FrankieDettol · 09/05/2021 14:17

Am I BU to think I should qualify for a blue badge as my multiple sclerosis has made it difficult for me to walk easily, and I'm also in pain daily?

I am posting here for traffic as I don't know anyone irl who has been awarded a badge recently and on what basis. Any positive stories would be appreciated

Thanks 😊

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Iwantcauliflowercheese · 09/05/2021 14:27

I got one for my DH. I went on line to my local county council's website and filled in the form. If you can't walk far, you should get one.


Pericombobulations · 09/05/2021 14:31

I applied a few years ago as I also have MS. Whilst they were deciding, I also got awarded PIP points enough to be automatically awarded a blue badge so got given one under that basis so dont know if I would have been awarded one otherwise.

I can still walk but some days cant walk far and need to use a stick. The badge has made things so much easier as I worry less about using up limited energy walking further.


ThatIsMyPotato · 09/05/2021 14:38

I'd apply for one and see what they say.


Brigante9 · 09/05/2021 14:53

Yes, why don’t you apply? I did recently and was amazed to get it. I think I need it given I sometimes can’t walk, but I was very pessimistic about my chances of getting one. Do it!


hookiewookie29 · 09/05/2021 15:36

You need to apply ASAP!
My hubby has a blue badge- various disabilities including 2 types of arthritis. He applied online, had to go for an assessment and got it within a few weeks. You pay £10 every 3 years to renew it and if you have a degenerative condition- which you have- then you don't usually get assessed every time you renew. It makes a massive difference to him when we go out somewhere. You can also park in a Mother and baby space if you have a blue badge.


FrankieDettol · 09/05/2021 19:16

Thanks everyone. I have applied already, I was just wondering what other people's experiences were as I can't seem to find criteria for assessing eligibility. All your replies are helpful.

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PastMyBestBeforeDate · 09/05/2021 19:19

I got turned down recently. I also have MS. No assessment just refused.


littlepattilou · 09/05/2021 19:20

OMG Absolutely @FrankieDettol

May help if you are on PIP or DLA. Especially if you have a medium or high level of award for mobility.

Sounds like you need/deserve a blue badge though!


ShanghaiDiva · 09/05/2021 19:23

My dm applied recently. Her doctor wrote a letter outlining her health issues and then she completed an online form.
Although she was told it would take 9 weeks, she received a response (badge awarded) within the week.
My dm has COPD, lung cancer and is waiting for a knee replacement.


FrankieDettol · 09/05/2021 19:32

@PastMyBestBeforeDate will you appeal? I'm sorry you've been turned down

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Tara336 · 09/05/2021 19:34

I have MS I have had my badge since diagnosis, I don’t use a stick (I’m stubborn) but I had no trouble getting my badge. My condition has obviously deteriorated now and I rely on my badge as I’m falling more often but I do get “the look” when I use it as I do look well or at least I think I do. I believe depending where you live affects how easy it is to get your badge though (which is unfair if true)


PastMyBestBeforeDate · 09/05/2021 19:35

I stupidly lost my refusal letter Blush I blame the brain fog. So I didn't appeal. I will reapply though.


PurpleFlower1983 · 09/05/2021 19:39

It’s really easy to apply now, just done one for my Aunt.


RestUp · 09/05/2021 19:42

MS here. Applied on line and sent off a letter from the neurologist just listing my diagnoses.

Got it 2 weeks later. No PIP.

From what I have read it can very much depend on the council.


FrankieDettol · 17/05/2021 11:59

@Tara336 @RestUp

Do you mind me asking which part of the country you are in?

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Tara336 · 17/05/2021 12:04

@FrankieDettol I’m in Hertfordshire

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