Thousands with hidden disabilities benefit from extended Blue Badge scheme

30 December 2019
Source: The Department for Transport

• New figures show 12,299 people awarded Blue Badge under new criteria • Since August 2019, people with non-visible conditions such as dementia, epilepsy or Parkinson’s are eligible • Changes to Blue Badge scheme continue the UK’s world-leading plans to make the transport network more accessible Thousands of people with Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and other “invisible” disabilities have gained access

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Department of Transport: Review of Blue Badge fraud as scheme is extended to those with ‘hidden disabilities’

18 June 2019
Source: Department for Transport

• Blue Badge scheme to be extended to people who have less visible disabilities, making journeys more accessible • This change to the scheme is the biggest in nearly 50 years with the extended criteria coming into force on 30 August. • Review also launched into Blue Badge fraud and ways of reducing misuse. People with hidden disabilities will soon

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Department of Transport: New online Blue Badge Service

14 January 2019
Source: https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge

The new Blue Badge online service will enable people to apply for a Blue Badge online  without needing to send any of their supporting documents in the post and is expected to decrease the amount of time it takes to make an application. An offline system will still be available for those who are not able to apply online. Please

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