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      A question about Disability living allowance and blue badge parking....

      We've just had our DLA reviewed and still get middle rate for care needs and now get the low rate for mobility needs.
      What rate do you need to automatically get a blue badge?
      I know I can apply for one regardless but not sure how sucessful we'll be.
      Thanks

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      Doesn't give a *!* Damsel DillyDally
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      Re: A question about Disability living allowance and blue badge parking....

      I think you need the higher rate, Peridot

      It's worth applying for a badge anyway - getting a letter from a therapist/doctor/specialist will often help as well
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      Re: A question about Disability living allowance and blue badge parking....

      It's definitely higher rate for Bristol city council - check your council's website for the form
      DD is 9 and DS is 11

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      Doesn't give a *!* Damsel DillyDally
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      Re: A question about Disability living allowance and blue badge parking....

      The DFT set the 'rules' and most council's abide by them. And the DFT say the higher rate is required. I do know people who have managed to get a blue badge despite not receiving the higher rate of the mobility component, though. I must admit I haven't tried, as I know it will be a fight and I feel like I am fighting on all fronts at the moment.

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      Controlled Damsel Dynamo
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      Re: A question about Disability living allowance and blue badge parking....

      thanks Peridot and Dilly Dally, you have given me a kick up the a about getting this sorted. This is one form that has totally defeated me, and I was given the name of a lady who helps with forms. She is with Contact a Family - maybe there is someone in your area that can give advice about forms. I have also been told that the NAS has a helpline and can give advice about form filling - might be worth a try.

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      living for the weekend pinkydinkydoo
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      Re: A question about Disability living allowance and blue badge parking....

      DS2 also gets middle rate care and low rate mobility and we were told we wouldn't be entitled to a blue badge.

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      Re: A question about Disability living allowance and blue badge parking....

      Generally Higher. I've got a badge without getting Higher, but it was because DD1 was too young to get mobility at all, and we got a specific letter from her Paed saying we needed the badge. The sort of thing you'd typically get it for is eg if a young child needs oxygen in their wheelchair/buggy, in which case from a DLA pov they'd on lower but you obviously need the access of the wider space to handle the equipment etc.
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      Re: A question about Disability living allowance and blue badge parking....

      Stepson has a blue badge. I have no idea what level of dla he's on, he's 13 with ASD, so no physical issues.

      We've never needed it in 7 years We've asked to borrow it a couple of times for various proof of disability reasons, but ex won't lend it to us.

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      Damsel Diva joanne62
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      Re: A question about Disability living allowance and blue badge parking....

      DS was on higher care and higher mobility and we got a blue badge, then the mobility dropped to the lower rate and the blue badge wasn't renewed.

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      Re: A question about Disability living allowance and blue badge parking....

      Thanks for your advice :)
      Dilly I hear you on the fighting thing, that's exactly how I feel!
      My pead did mention it to me & about doing a letter for me last time she saw us as she thinks it is something Thomas needs being that he will happily jump straight out in front of a car at any given moment

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