Blue Badge Scheme Privacy Notice

Purpose for processing

The scheme processes personal information in order to provide the Blue Badge Scheme directly or jointly with partners and commissioned private and third sector providers.

This includes:

  • processing Blue Badge applications for applicants who meet the following criteria:
    • receive the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
    • receive eight points or more for the 'moving around' part of the mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
    • are registered as severely sight impaired (blind) under the National Assistance Act 1948 (partially sighted people do not automatically qualify) or if you have a Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI) indicating you are severely sight impaired
    • receive a War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement
    • receive Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) award, tariffs one to eight and have been assessed by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) as having a permanent and substantial disability that causes inability to walk or very considerable difficulty walking
    • have a permanent and substantial disability which affects your mobility and means you have considerable difficulty in walking
    • have a child under three years old and need to transport bulky medical equipment for urgent treatment, or always be near a vehicle so they can be treated or driven to a place for treatment for a permanent illness
    • drive a vehicle regularly and have a severe disability in both arms and have considerable difficulty working parking meters
    • are an organisation that cares for and transports groups of disabled people who would qualify for a Blue Badge in their own right
  • information and advice, assessment and review services
  • the use of contact details to ask if you would like to provide feedback or take part in local or national surveys about social care
  • the prevention of fraud and misuse of Blue Badges