To get a Blue Badge you'll need to provide proof that you qualify using any one of the following eligibility categories.

To find out what proof we'll accept, click the eligibility category you're applying under:

You need to provide a copy of your award letter from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

The letter must:

  • be dated within the last 12 months

  • show your name and address

  • show your mobility rating

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If you need a copy of this letter contact the Department for Working Pensions on 08457 123 456.

We may also check with the Department for Work and Pensions that you receive this benefit.

You need to provide a copy of your award letter from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

The letter must:

  • be dated within the last 12 months

  • show your current name and address

  • include your points for moving around, communicating verbally and planning and following a journey

View an example of the page you need to upload

We may also check with the Department for Work and Pensions that you receive this benefit.

You need to provide a copy of your award letter from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

The letter must:

  • be dated within the last 12 months

  • show your current name and address

  • include your points for moving around, communicating verbally and planning and following a journey

View an example of the page you need to upload

We may also check with the Department for Work and Pensions that you receive this benefit.

You need to provide a copy of your letter of entitlement to the War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement.

This should have been sent to you by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA).

If you have lost this letter, then phone the agency for free on 08001 692 277.

You need to provide your award letter from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA).

This letter should confirm you receive tariffs 1 to 8 under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Scheme and have been certified as unable to walk or finding it very difficult to walk.

If you've lost this letter, contact the agency for free on 08001 692 277.

You can give us your permission to check the council’s register of people who are blind or severely sight impaired.

If you do not give your permission, you’ll need to provide a copy of one of the following:

  • a letter from Medway Council with your registration number
  • Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI) completed by an ophthalmologist
  • form BD8 (issued from 1990 but replaced more recently by the CVI)

You need to upload your DS 1500 certificate to confirm your diagnosis.

You need to provide a letter from a specialist doctor, a health professional or registered practitioner to confirm your diagnosis.

Your letter must state that you have a permanent disability or condition which means you’re unable to walk or find it very difficult to walk.

If you take medication for your disability or condition, you’ll need to provide proof of your prescriptions with your name, date of birth, current medication and dosage.

You can also provide other supporting documents such as:

  • medical reports
  • consultant letters
  • a medical summary from your doctor

We do not accept appointment letters.

You need to provide a letter from a specialist doctor, a health professional or registered practitioner to confirm you have a severe disability in both arms.

If you take medication for your disability or condition, you’ll need to provide proof of your prescriptions with your name, date of birth, current medication and dosage.

You can also provide other supporting documents such as:

  • medical reports
  • consultant letters
  • a medical summary from your doctor

We do not accept appointment letters.

You need to provide a medical letter or patient eSummary from your GP to confirm the disability or condition you have described. This must confirm that you have a permanent disability or condition which causes you severe struggle with journeys.

If you take medication for your disability or condition, you’ll need to provide proof of your prescriptions with your name, date of birth, current medication and dosage.

You can also provide other supporting documents such as:

  • medical reports
  • consultant letters
  • a medical summary from your doctor

We do not accept appointment letters.

You need to provide a letter from a specialist doctor, health professional or registered medical practitioner to confirm your child's diagnosis.

You will also be asked to provide details of healthcare professionals involved in your child’s treatment, for example their GP or surgeon.

You can provide other supporting documents such as:

  • medical reports
  • consultant letters
  • a medical summary from your doctor
  • prescriptions with their name and date of birth
  • current medication and dosage
  • list of health professionals involved in their care or treatment

We do not accept appointment letters.