Blue Badges

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Who is eligible for a Blue Badge?

Answer: Some people will have an automatic entitlement to a Badge and others may be eligible under the Discretionary Criteria.

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Question: Do I need to own a car?

Answer: There is no requirement for you to own a vehicle or be able to drive one. The badge is personal to you and can be used in any vehicle in which you are travelling either as driver or passenger.



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Question: Do I qualify for a Blue Badge for my temporary disability (e.g. broken leg,)?

Answer: Some badges may be granted for a short term if you are in receipt of the High Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance. We therefore need current proof of your qualifying evidence (dated within the last 12 months) to determine the period of issue of your badge.

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Question: Can I pay for my blue badge online using iwight.com?

Answer: Please contact the Blue Badge Team to discuss card payments.

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Question: How long will my new application take to process?

Answer: This depends on which category you have applied under.
If you have applied under any of the Section 2 categories (i.e. without further assessment) and if your paperwork is complete, the application process should take approximately 4 weeks.
If you have applied under any of the Section 3 categories (i.e. subject to further assessment), then your application could take approximately 6-8 weeks as you are likely to be referred to the Mobility Clinic at the People Matter IW Independent Living Centre (see address below), from the 26th March 2013, for a specialist assessment of your walking ability. These appointments are outside of the Council's control, so specific timescales are not possible.
For more information, please contact the blue badge team via e-mail blue.badge@iow.gov.uk or telephone 01983 823340.

People Matter IW
Independent Living Centre
Downside Community & Learning Centre
Furrlongs
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 2AX

Telephone: 01983 241494


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Question: Why do I need to apply on line?

Answer: Your application will be registered on our Blue Badge system automatically, this will enable us to start dealing with your application as soon as possible.

You will be advised of the proofs and payment that you need to send us to support your application.

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