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    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 12th May 18, 10:17 AM
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    Should I warn GP ?
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    • 12th May 18, 10:17 AM
    Should I warn GP ? 12th May 18 at 10:17 AM
    Should I warn my GP that Blue Badge will be contacting her - to see whether or not to issue me with a renewed blue badge ?
    Or will that appear "pushy" ?
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    • NeilCr
    • By NeilCr 12th May 18, 11:07 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 11:07 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 11:07 AM
    No.

    Let the GP's system deal with it.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 12th May 18, 11:19 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 11:19 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 11:19 AM
    No.

    Let the GP's system deal with it.
    Originally posted by NeilCr
    Thanks - I assume that they must get many applications to deal with.....?
    • NeilCr
    • By NeilCr 12th May 18, 11:28 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 11:28 AM
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    • 12th May 18, 11:28 AM
    Thanks - I assume that they must get many applications to deal with.....?
    Originally posted by 50Twuncle
    Probably.

    And they are going to get loads and loads of other requests and correspondence, too.
    • 50Twuncle
    • By 50Twuncle 13th May 18, 2:04 PM
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    • #5
    • 13th May 18, 2:04 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 2:04 PM
    Do I have any right of appeal if I am rejected - even though they have been in touch with my GP ?
    Not that I expect this to happen .
    • NeilCr
    • By NeilCr 13th May 18, 2:12 PM
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    • #6
    • 13th May 18, 2:12 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 2:12 PM
    https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/benefits/sick-or-disabled-people-and-carers/help-for-disabled-travellers1/blue-badge-scheme/if-youve-been-refused-a-blue-badge/
    • Cyclamen
    • By Cyclamen 19th May 18, 5:56 PM
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    • #7
    • 19th May 18, 5:56 PM
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    • 19th May 18, 5:56 PM
    Depending on location and conditions the process can run surprisingly smoothly.

    I applied for my aunt online on a sunday (she is in a different county). By the time I'd phoned her Monday afternoon to explain she needed to post documents and drop a short letter to GP the council had phoned to say she would recieve a blue badge if she sent a copy of some id documents.

    It appears her GP was all set up to action things quickly.

    If it makes you feel more comfortable there is no harm dropping a quick note (we have online messaging) just saying you are applying and they may be contacted. But I wouldn't use an appointment or phne call.
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