Blue badges

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I have had reward letter this morning I have been given care but lost my mobility will I have to return my blue badges

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  • Posted

    I don't think so Lyn, as the DWP don't assess you for that, my doctor filled out the necessary forms for mine, many years ago.  A friend of mine went for an assessment by the Occupational Health and he had to show how little distance he could walk and how difficult it was for him.

    Are you not going to ask for an MR on your award?

  • Posted

    Hi Lynn sorry you have lost your mobility but it doesn't necessarily mean you lose your badge....i have been assessed and given a blue badge and I've not been awarded any award yet.

  • Posted

    Actually it depends on what you got the Blue badge for, as in, did you get the blue badge aa a result of your PIP award? If yes, I believe you will have to reapply for the blue badge. As for a MR, I would be careful about that, only go for it if you can provide more evidence. 
  • Posted

    Am really surprised (probably shouldn't be) that they can award care even at the low rate but, take away mobility.

    ?Are these people medically qualified or are they "tick box clerks"

    ?Could your GP or specialist help?

    • Posted

      No they are not. If you haven't made a full and complete claim for the Mobility element and haven't identified which descriptor you are relying on then you won't get the Mobilty element.

      ?If I say that I can walk 22 metres (measured and proven) I can't expect to get the Enhanced rate.

      ?If I say that I can walk 22 metres (measured, and proven to be only 18 metres as I made a mistake) then I can't expect to get the Enhanced rate.

      ?If I say that I can only walk 18 metres (measured but not proven with evidence) then I can't expect to get the Enhanced rate

      If I say that I can only walk 18 metres (measured & proven) then I would get the Enhanced rate.


  • Posted

    Hi Lyn

    I hope you don't mind me asking. But did you do from DLA to PIP or was it a pip renewal.

    • Posted

      This is quite common. Not only have you now to qualify by way of descriptors and points (DLA was all about the bigger picture) they reduced the level at which High Mobility could be awarded from 50 metres under DLA to 20 metres under PIP.

      ?Obviously those that have the ability to walk between 21 and 50 metres would have qualified for High Mobility under DLA but will now only get the standard rate under PIP.

      Just a little bit of 'engineering' going on by the government.

    • Posted

      I'm sorry to hear this. Are you thinking of doing for a mandatory reconsideration. It maybe worth your while

  • Posted

    I looked it up on internet you can keep it until it expires-then maybe get your doctor to support you for a new one. I Just do not understand someone being given top award for domestic then they lose mobility. No one who has top domestic award will be able to walk very far--crazy if you ask me
    • Posted

      Being awarded the Care element has absolutely no connection with the Mobility element.

      ​Additionally if you fail to argue fully on the claim form that Mobility is affected by the care someone needs neither the assessor nor the DWP will do you any favours by even considering it.

    • Posted

      As for continuing to keep your Blaue Badge - yes you can until it expires even though you have lost the Mobility element.

      ?I would point out that the days of seeking opinion/help from a GP in applying for a new BB are long gone. It was unfair on some that didn't have a supportive GP whilst others did.

      ?Now the palying field is level - you apply giving full details of the reason why you need a BB making sure that you fit one of the BB descriptors and then supplying evidence backing up the medical condition. It is up to the council to then call you for a mobility assessment. Pass the assessment you then get a badge for 3 years.

    • Posted

      Do you know how they differentuate between personal care and mobility, Many who get the high care component cannot walk upstairs or bath themselves, need help with most things. It does not bode well for people getting on buses etc what do you think?

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