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BLUE BADGES
  • MUM24
    Posts: 2
    Hi I am new to this site and was wondering if anybody has any experience of applying for a disabled badge?
    I seem to be been sent round in circles at present over several issues but I will deal with one at a time!
    I have 4 children 2 of whom have special needs, 6 year old has developmental delay and social communication disoder, I recieve DLA at high rate care and lower rate mobility.
    4(nearly 5)year old who has a complicated diagnosis but I think it will end up been PDA I recieve middle rate care DLA
    3 year old who thinks he evil kinivle!
    and a 18 month old, they are all boys and I am a recent single parent(due to him not coping with the children) I often have a real issue in getting them all back to the car safely and into it, as the 4 year old often has huge tantrums which involve me restrainning him and man handleing him back to the car and then trying to get him in, and strapped into his car seat. BUT because he has no mobility issues I am having problems getting a badge.

    Any thoughts gratefully recieved!
  • Amanda
    Posts: 281
    Hiya, unfortunately they won't look on your situation as a whole and the badges are allocated on individual merit and I suspect it is the ages of your children that is the deciding factor. It's a pain isn't it! The blue badges are hard to get and even harder when your children are small. I suppose you could ask your peadiatrician to provide you with a cover letter, that might help. I wish you luck.
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