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People with hidden disabilities can access Blue Badges

By September 3, 2019National News

People with hidden disabilities, including anxiety disorders or a brain injury, can apply for a Blue Badge for the first time from 30th August 2019

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued new guidance to councils in England on Blue Badge parking permit eligibility, along with a new online eligibility checker to make the scheme clearer for people before they apply.

In the biggest change to Blue Badges since the 1970s, the DfT has been working with specialists to expand the eligibility criteria for the badges, which now includes people who cannot walk as part of a journey without considerable psychological distress or the risk of serious harm.

For more information go to the Government website

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