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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Feb 18, 10:47 AM
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    Renewing blue badge on-llne
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    • 13th Feb 18, 10:47 AM
    Renewing blue badge on-llne 13th Feb 18 at 10:47 AM
    My vital blue badge expires in 3 months time - so I am checking how to renew it on-line
    The site (https://www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge) starts OK - It does say "apply or renew" and the select local authority also works as does the check eligibilty - but the next stage switches to NEW APPLICATION
    How do I find the RENEW section ?
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    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 13th Feb 18, 11:13 AM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 11:13 AM
    As a blue badge holder though renewal isn't until 2019 Iíve followed your link which is fine-think you may have to complete the required online form for a new badge.
    Last edited by Dandytf; 13-02-2018 at 11:19 AM.
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    • bigbulldog
    • By bigbulldog 13th Feb 18, 12:45 PM
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    It's not as straight forward as it seems I'm afraid.

    You also need to send upto date award letters as well as a new photo and the fee our Council wanted an upto date original award letter in which the dwp do not send and after numerous phone calls to the council and the dwp the council decided to contacted the dwp themselves to get confirmation .

    BTW our Council was KCC.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Feb 18, 2:42 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 2:42 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 2:42 PM
    It's not as straight forward as it seems I'm afraid.

    You also need to send upto date award letters as well as a new photo and the fee our Council wanted an upto date original award letter in which the dwp do not send and after numerous phone calls to the council and the dwp the council decided to contacted the dwp themselves to get confirmation .

    BTW our Council was KCC.
    Originally posted by bigbulldog
    I do not curretntly have a DLA/PIP award that entitles me to a blue card
    I use the "I am over the age of two and have a permanent and substantial disability which means that I have very considerable difficulty in walkin" rule !!
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 13th Feb 18, 3:22 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 3:22 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 3:22 PM
    To add
    I requested an upto day pip award letter 2017 for my reduced road tax 50% cost.
    Thanks líll use my recent award letter when my blue badge is due for renewal 2019
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    • Akahotpot
    • By Akahotpot 13th Feb 18, 4:57 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 4:57 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 4:57 PM
    Do it by post.
    I tried to do it by email attaching scans of letters etc and they either could not see them or could not open them so ending up doing the application again sending photocopies by post
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th Feb 18, 7:34 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:34 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 7:34 PM
    I emailed them - and discovered that they will send me a reminder through the post 6-8 weeks before ny existing one expires !
    So I will wait ...
    • A Flock Of Sheep
    • By A Flock Of Sheep 13th Feb 18, 9:00 PM
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    I ended up renewing mine by paper form. I supplied the fee, photo plus a GP letter in support. I was amazed as it was turned around withing about 8 working days and through my door. Thought I would be summoned for a medical exam but no. Mine isn't given on an award of PIP/DLA but is applied to the council directly.
    • atlantis187
    • By atlantis187 13th Feb 18, 10:37 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 10:37 PM
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    • 13th Feb 18, 10:37 PM
    I ended up renewing mine by paper form. I supplied the fee, photo plus a GP letter in support. I was amazed as it was turned around withing about 8 working days and through my door. Thought I would be summoned for a medical exam but no. Mine isn't given on an award of PIP/DLA but is applied to the council directly.
    Originally posted by A Flock Of Sheep
    What illness for disability is yours given for if u don't mind me asking?
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 14th Feb 18, 6:15 AM
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    What illness for disability is yours given for if u don't mind me asking?
    Originally posted by atlantis187
    If you don't automatically qualify then you'll need to look at your local councils criteria, as they are all different. If one person has the badge without automatically qualifying it doesn't mean you will.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 14th Feb 18, 6:29 AM
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    https://www.gov.uk/blue-badge-scheme-information-council
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 14th Feb 18, 9:45 AM
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    What illness for disability is yours given for if u don't mind me asking?
    Originally posted by atlantis187
    Poor mobility !!
    I have never claimed DLA mobility but am considering jumping the gun and applying for a PIP transfer - because of increasing problems...
    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 14th Feb 18, 10:35 AM
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    I didnt think blue badges renewed. i thought you had to reapply when its nearly run out as circumstances could have changed. thats what i had to do anyway.
    my eyes are like mirrors. They reflect whats going on around me rather than whats inside
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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 14th Feb 18, 10:48 AM
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    I didnt think blue badges renewed. i thought you had to reapply when its nearly run out as circumstances could have changed. thats what i had to do anyway.
    Originally posted by cantcope
    I have been told that my local authority will write to me in time for renewal !
    • cantcope
    • By cantcope 14th Feb 18, 10:52 AM
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    ah ok maybe then they'll have a different link to use or reference number then. I had to do mine differently this time anyway as i'd moved and the new place i lived in dealt with it at local council rather than the county council :/
    try not to worry i'm sure it will be fine when the time comes
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    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 14th Feb 18, 3:19 PM
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    I didnt think blue badges renewed. i thought you had to reapply when its nearly run out as circumstances could have changed. thats what i had to do anyway.
    Originally posted by cantcope
    They don't renew, you have to re-apply. Some councils say they will write to you when the time comes. My local council told me the same but they never did and i forgot to re-apply in time before my ld one ran out. I had to go without my badge while i waited for my new one. I claim Enhanced mobility PIP so automatically qualify.
    • Dandytf
    • By Dandytf 14th Feb 18, 6:42 PM
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    8 mobility points required-don!!!8217;t confuse with full rate mobility
    I have m.s. blue badge with 8 points from pip lower rate mobility.
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    • atlantis187
    • By atlantis187 14th Feb 18, 10:38 PM
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    my wife has applied a couple of weeks ago for the badge as she has arthritis and ulcerative colitis and really struggles with her walking. We asked the gp for a supporting letter but they were not willing to do one for her and said if the council write to them then they will reply to that. Do the councils write to gps before deciding?

    What do u guys reckon her chances are of getting one based on her illnesses and poor mobility and if they do refuse do we get a chance to appeal this?
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 15th Feb 18, 6:45 AM
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    my wife has applied a couple of weeks ago for the badge as she has arthritis and ulcerative colitis and really struggles with her walking. We asked the gp for a supporting letter but they were not willing to do one for her and said if the council write to them then they will reply to that. Do the councils write to gps before deciding?

    What do u guys reckon her chances are of getting one based on her illnesses and poor mobility and if they do refuse do we get a chance to appeal this?
    Originally posted by atlantis187
    It depends on your local councils criteria, as they are all different. We can't tell you here of her chances of getting one. I know she'll have an assessment to see how far she can walk. Once this is done they'll decide yes, or no. I have no idea if they write to your GP. GPs very often won't write support letters for things like this. You could have sent in other evidence.

    I believe you can appeal but not 100% sure.
    • poppy12345
    • By poppy12345 15th Feb 18, 6:46 AM
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    8 mobility points required-don!!!8217;t confuse with full rate mobility
    I have m.s. blue badge with 8 points from pip lower rate mobility.
    Originally posted by Dandytf
    It's not just standard mobility that people automatically qualify. It's at least 8 points in the "moving around" part.
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