How do I renew my Blue Badge in Kent?

How do I renew my Blue Badge in Kent?

Apply or renew online You can renew your badge if it expires in the next 8 to 12 weeks. Applications for badges expiring in over 12 weeks will be returned. For all enquiries, contact us on 03000 41 62 62 or email [email protected] We aim to process your application within 10 weeks.

Are blue badges being extended?

The government has announced, following a consultation last summer, that they will be extending their Blue Badge Scheme from 30 August 2019 to include those with hidden disabilities. Blue Badge fraud has been estimated to have risen by 45% in just the past twelve months, and 600% since 2013.

Can I get a Blue Badge if I have arthritis?

You may be eligible for a blue badge, meaning you can park closer to where you need to go. If you claim benefits like Attendance Allowance or Personal Independence Payment, or you have difficulty getting around because of your arthritis, then this will support your application.

Where can I apply for a blue badge in Kent?

Bromley Council; Bexley Council. Apply or renew by post. To request a paper application, email us at [email protected] You can also request an application form for an organisational Blue Badge if your organisation has vehicles which transport people who would individually be eligible for Blue Badges.

How can I check if my blue badge has arrived?

Blue Badge hasn’t arrived. You can check the progress of your Blue Badge application by logging into our Blue Badge Customer Portal. You’ll need your application reference number to hand, which can be found on the confirmation email you received when you submitted your application.

Why do disabled people need a blue badge?

The blue badge scheme is designed to help disabled people who have severe mobility problems lead independent lives by allowing them to park near to a venue and have easier access to the service they want to use. You may quality for a Blue Badge if you meet one of the following criteria:

How long does it take to renew a blue badge?

Before you apply or renew, you must check the required documents you need to submit with your application. It can take up to 10 weeks to process a Blue Badge application when we have the required documents. You can renew your badge if it expires in the next 8 to 12 weeks.

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