Blue badge

Wednesday23

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Oct 4, 2023
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We applied for a blue badge but it got rejected, the letter said a diagnosis of alzheimers is not enough.
We're now appealing with the help of age concern, any tips on what to include,
 

nitram

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Apr 6, 2011
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Bury
Correct, a diagnosis of dementia does not qualify for a blue badge, you need to give details of its effects on the person when out and about
  • Visuo-spatial difficulties, patterns, colour, surface change leading to falls
  • Needs guiding else goes wrong way, cannot walk unaided.
  • Very slow getting in or out of car
  • Does not understand signage or signals
  • General risk of falls
  • Mobility problems
  • Slow reaction time dangerous when crossing road
  • Problems increase when getting tired because of walking.
  • Suddenly freezing and stopping walking
  • Etc
Give examples of any incidents.
Ask AgeUK or CAB for assistance.
 
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Louise7

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Mar 25, 2016
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Hello @Wednesday23 in addition to the good advice already provided you may also find this factsheet helpful as it contains various tips about making a blue badge application and the type of things to consider including. Similar to claiming attendance allowance, make sure that you describe what the problems are and the level of help needed on the 'worse day'. Good luck, let us know how you get on.

 

Wednesday23

Registered User
Oct 4, 2023
11
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Correct, a diagnosis of dementia does not qualify for a blue badge, you need to give details of its effects on the person when out and about
  • Visuo-spatial difficulties, patterns, colour, surface change leading to falls
  • Needs guiding else goes wrong way, cannot walk unaided.
  • Very slow getting in or out of car
  • Does not understand signage or signals
  • General risk of falls
  • Mobility problems
  • Slow reaction time dangerous when crossing road
  • Problems increase when getting tired because of walking.
  • Suddenly freezing and stopping walking
  • Etc
Give examples of any incidents.
Ask AgeUK or CAB for assistance.
Thanks with the help of age concern we included most of what you listed, so fingers crossed 🤞 this time.