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Wales - Obtain a Disabled Parking Permit (Blue Badge)

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Procedure[edit]

  1. Download and complete the relevant application form. If you are unable to print the application form you may request for one by contacting Rhondda Cynon Tafs First Response Team on 01443 425003.
  2. Book an appointment at your preferred One4All Centre where you can submit your application. You may book an appointment by calling 01443 425003. Book a One4All appointment online - Blue Badge Application
  3. Submit your application along with your proof of identity, proof of address, passport photo and evidence of your entitlement to a Disabled Parking Badge.


Note: Make sure that you have read the guidance notes before completing and submitting your application.


If you would like an application pack sent out or if you think you or someone you care for needs help, contact:

First Response Team
Telephone: 01443 425003
Email: [email protected]


Apply directly online

You may also apply for a Disabled Parking Badge online directly at www.gov.uk/apply-blue-badge. Please note, following online applications you are still required to attend your preferred One4All Centre to provide the evidence stated in Step 3 above.



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Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of address
  • Passport photo, no more than 6 months old (alternatively, staff at the One4All Centres can take your photograph for you during your appointment)
  • Evidence of your entitlement to a Disabled Parking Badge



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Blue Badge Initial Enquiry Support Service
Email: [email protected]

Telephone (England): 0844 463 0213
Telephone (Scotland): 0844 463 0214
Telephone (Wales): 0844 463 0215



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Eligibility[edit]

Applicants will automatically qualify for a Disabled Parking Badge by meeting any of the criteria listed below:

  • Those who are blind (severely sight impaired) and can produce a signed Certificate of Vision Impairment
  • Those who can submit evidence that they are in receipt of the Higher Rate of the Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Those who can submit evidence that they are in receipt of the War Pensioners Mobility Supplement
  • Those who can submit evidence that they are in receipt of a qualifying award under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces (Compensation) Scheme
  • Those who are considered to have a permanent mental disorder and have been awarded tariff level 6 within the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme
  • Those who can evidence that they are in receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) that includes Mobility Activity 1 (descriptor f) or Mobility Activity 2 (descriptors c, d e or f)


To those who do not meet any of the automatic qualifying criteria, you may still apply for a Disabled Parking Badge if any of the following can be evidenced:

  • Permanent and substantial walking difficulties
  • Severe disability in both upper limbs, regularly drive a car and have difficulty using parking meters, or similar equipment
  • You are applying on behalf of a child under the age of 3 years old who is accompanied by bulky medical equipment at all times, or requires immediate access to a motor vehicle in the event of emergency treatment being required
  • A cognitive impairment that affects a persons ability to plan and follow a journey, to such an extent that constant supervision is required

Organisations who transport service users, who would qualify for a Disabled Parking Badge in their own right, may also be eligible to qualify.



Fees[edit]

In Wales, there is NO CHARGE for individual applications, although a charge of 10 can be made for organisational and replacement badges.



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Following are procedures on how you can obtain a Disabled Parking Permit (Blue Badge) in Wales.



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External Links[edit]

  • Rhondda Cynon Taf Website:
http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/en/transportstreets/roads,highwaysandpavements/disabledparking(bluebadge)/disabledparkingscheme-(bluebadge).aspx



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