Anyone over the age of two who has a permanent and substantial disability which effects their mobility can apply for a blue badge. People can apply under the automatic criteria or the discretionary criteria.
If you think you may be eligible for a blue badge an application form will need to be completed. You can apply online at www.gov.uk or an application can be requested from Monmouthshire County Council.
If you apply online you can track your application and update your details. Alternatively, you can request an application form from any of the following:
You will need the following to apply for a Blue Badge
- A recent digital or signed passport size colour photo. The photograph should show the applicant’s full face and shoulders so that the badge holder can easily be identified.
- National Insurance Number.
- Proof of identification (e.g. a passport, birth/adoption certificate, valid driving licence, civil partnership/dissolution certificate or marriage/divorce certificate)
- Proof of address (e.g. a Council Tax Bill or you can give consent for the local authority to check the Council Tax database or Electoral Roll)
- If you are completing an application on behalf of someone under the age of 16 years you can give consent for the local authority to check school records to confirm their address.
- Proof of eligibility if you are applying under the automatic criteria.
If your application is successful your new badge will be sent direct to your home address.
The following reasons alone do not make an individual eligible for a Blue Badge:
- Lower Rate Disability Living Allowance
- Attendance Allowance
- Disability in one arm.
- Bladder or bowel problems such as Crohn’s or Colitis
- Temporary conditions such as limb fractures or sprains that require being in a cast for weeks or months.
- Treatment for an illness or injury that does not severely impact on mobility.