A Blue Badge enables people with a seriously impaired ability to walk, hidden disabilities or those registered severely visually impaired, either as a passenger or driver, to park close to their destination.
With certain restrictions, a Blue Badge enables the holder to:
park free of charge at a parking meter or pay-and-display bays
park without a time limit at places where others are time-limited
park for up to 3 hours on single or double yellow lines (except where there is a ban on loading or unloading or other restrictions)
Badge holders are not permitted to park in a way that might cause an obstruction or danger to other road users.
you receive a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) because you can't walk more than 50 metres (a score of 8 points or more under the 'Moving Around' activity of the mobility component)
you are registered blind (severely sight impaired)
you receive a War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement
you have received a lump sum benefit within tariff levels 1-8 of the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation) Scheme and have been certified as having a permanent and substantial disability which causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking
you receive the mobility component of PIP and have obtained 10 points specifically for descriptor E under the 'planning and following journeys' activity, on the grounds that you are unable to undertake any journey because it would cause you overwhelming psychological distress
Other people may be issued a badge if their disability is permanent and substantial and causes inability to walk or considerable difficulty in walking.