Hidden disability blue badge advice and help
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Daughter recieves enhamced mobility as she gets 12 points for planning. I am in the process of applying for a blue badge but it is not automatic as she gets 12 points and not 10. Dudley council have requested further information which can not be provided from the gp but she is currently not under and medical professional other than gp. Can anyone offer any advice on how to proceed. Thanks
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If they are your daughters only medical professional and Dudley Council want the information it will have to come from them.
My GP surgery generally class such requests as private work and charge £28 a letter, I can't see why your daughters GP wouldn't do that?
The document on this page might help you tailor the explanation
Also here, from para 4.26
10 points for needing someone / an assistance dog / an orientation aid to follow unfamiliar journeys doesn't automatically qualify.
10 points for going out causing overwhelming distress does automatically qualify.
Daughter gets 12 points because she has to be accompanied at all times due to the 'severity'of her hidden needs.
Journeys even the simpliest ones have to planned, done, and done for a few times in order ro reduce the levels of 'melt down'. Something as simple as a different place to park causes epic issues.
I will contact the GP and see uf they can assist
A person might meet both E & F of the "Planning and following journeys" as they can't be marked for both, they would get the highest score,
Anyone who gets "F" should get a BB as it unknown if they would have qualified for "E"
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"A claimant who satisfies 1E cannot also satisfy 1F. If they cannot undertake a single journey on the majority of days due to overwhelming psychological distress, then 1E will be the applicable descriptor, even if there are occasions when they could follow a familiar route, if accompanied."
OP, I wish you well with it. I don't know how your daughter's needs fit in with the BB eligibility - my gut says it might come down to whether she needs a shorter distance from car to building for safety / wellbeing (reducing the likelihood of distress) but I'm not familiar enough with the intricacies to be able to say for sure.
I have called the doctors and they have said to pop the form up and they wull fill in the relevant pieces due to the circumstances.