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  • Blue Badge holders - Views sought on Electric Vehicle Charging Points

    Blue Badge holders - Views sought on Electric Vehicle Charging Points

    Are you a driver or someone who uses blue badge spaces? If so you might be interested in hearing about and sharing your thoughts on some current work on Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points.

  • Extension to PIP Awards

    Extension to PIP Awards

    Following considerable delays in the processing of new Personal Independence Payment claims the Department of Work and Pensions has announced making an extension of up to a year to existing PIP awards approaching their end of award date.This decision provides greater certainty for claimants and in particular helps with continuing to access other support for example a blue badge or travel pass.

  • New Blue Badge Criteria for People with Hidden Disabilities

    New Blue Badge Criteria for People with Hidden Disabilities

    People with hidden disabilities, including autism and severe mental health conditions can now apply for a Blue Badge following changes to the eligibility criteria which came into effect at the end of August. While the new criteria should give clear and consistent guidelines on Blue Badge eligibility for the whole of England, not everyone with non-physical disabilities will qualify for a badge. It will be up to the relevant local authority to decide if an applicant meets the eligibility criteria, as is currently the case.

  • Hidden Disability Changes To Blue Badge Scheme

    People with ‘hidden disabilities’ will soon be able to get Blue Badge parking permits due to the biggest review of the scheme since it was set up almost half a century ago. The changes will ‘go live’ on 30 August 2019 and we will update our Disability Sheffield Blue Badge Factsheet nearer the time when full details are known.

  • Blue Badge to be extended to people with 'hidden disabilities'

    In the biggest overhaul to the scheme in 40 years the government has announced that people with hidden disabilities, including autism and mental health conditions will be eligible to apply for a Blue Badge next year.

  • Blue Badge Consultation on Extending Eligibility

    People with ‘invisible’ disabilities and non-physical disabilities could soon be eligible for blue badges, thanks to a planned change in government policies. The Blue Badge consultation is taking place until March 18th, if you wish to give your views.

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