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Blue Badge information

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A new process has been issued from the Department of Transport as of 5 February, 2019.
All applications, where possible, should be applied for online at www.suffolk.gov.uk. Once on the page, type Blue Badge in the search box.
If you don’t have access to a computer and there is no-one to help you, please call the blue badge team, who will arrange a date and time for a phone call assist application. 0808 800 4005 (option 2)

You will need to have the same Information to hand as those applying online.

If you are requesting a telephone assist you will be asked about the documents written below, so have them all together and at hand at the time of the call.

If you are applying online then please scan these documents below into your computer so when requested you can upload them into the application form.

Check list to apply for a Blue Badge:

  • your contact details, full name and date of birth
  • your National Insurance number
  • one ID document: passport; driving licence; birth or marriage certificate
  • one proof of address: Council Tax / utility bill, or bank letter; Hospital letter dated within the last 12 months with your name and address on. It is OK if it also includes your partner’s name
  • a recent head and shoulders photo of the person applying for the badge
  • if applicable: – A copy of your benefit letter with proof that you receive the high mobility rate and your score rating (which must be 8 or over). You will probably need all 3 pages of the letter
  • your driving licence if you have one
  • any relevant documents relating to your diagnosis – if you have them
  • a list of your prescription medication
  • dates and names of your diagnosis, treatments and names of relevant health care professionals

The blue badge team are really helpful and will do all they can to help you, so please don’t get anxious and worried about applying.

If you are having any difficulties, call the team and ask for help. They do understand that you may be struggling health wise and need some extra support.

Blue badge team helpline: 0808 800 4005 (option 2)

John Le Vay Cancer Support and Information Centre: 01473 715 748

Cancer Wellbeing Centre at Colchester Hospital: 01206 487288


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