Covid-19: changes to Blue Badge service
Our Cyswllt Môn office is currently closed following the current government guidelines, but our staff are working from home and able to support. We apologise for any inconvenience, as this may cause some disruption to our normal service. The main changes are outlined below.
New and existing Blue Badge applications
You can still apply for a Blue Badge, but we are only able to process applications made via our bilingual online form.
At this present time, due to being unable to access our offices, we can’t guarantee when any paper applications or additional paperwork sent by post will be processed.
If you require support to access the online application, please contact Cyswllt Môn on 01248 752 155 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If your Blue Badge has or is about to expire in the next 5 months
As a temporary measure, in light of the Covid-19 Cornavirus, the government have allowed Blue Badges that have an expiry date of 1 January 2020 onwards to remain valid until September 30th 2020.
This means that if your Blue Badge expired after 1 January 2020 you can still use your badge in council run carparks.
Please do apply as quickly as possible for a renewal to ensure you get your new badge before the September 30th. It can take up to 6 weeks to process an application from start to finish. You can apply and provide all the required documents online.
Changes to local authority parking enforcement
Local authority parking teams should relax parking enforcements for residents using expired Blue Badges. This means you shouldn't get a penalty charge notice if your Blue Badge has an expiry date of 1 January 2020 onwards.
This should continue initially until 30 September, 2020.
This only applies to local authority parking and doesn't extend to private car parks.
The Blue Badge scheme is a national scheme designed to provide parking concessions for eligible people to park close to the facilities and services they need to use, so as to improve their lifestyle, independence and freedom of choice.
You can apply for a Blue Badge yourself, or a relative can apply on your behalf.
A person does not have to drive to apply for a blue badge. The badge is for the individual and can be used in any car the individual is travelling in, as a driver or a passenger.
There is no charge for a Blue Badge. However, duplicate badges will be charged at £10 per badge and only 1 duplicate can be issued in any 3 year period.
An organisation which cares for disabled people can apply too. There will be a £10 charge for badges for organisations.
Depending on your circumstances an application can take up to 6 weeks to process. If you are successful your badge will be sent directly to your home address.
Who is eligible for a Blue Badge?
In Wales, an individual can apply for a Blue Badge through one of three categories:
- Temporary (substantial disability which is likely to last for the next 12 months)
Welsh Government have produced a leaflet explaining the three categories in which an individual can apply for a Blue Badge and the eligibility criteria.
How do I apply for a Blue Badge?
You need to make a new application for a Blue Badge every 3 years. You can apply:
Online: on the Directgov website (please note, the online application is for automatic applications only)
To apply online, you must have one of the following:
- PIP (8+ points moving around and 12+ points journey planning)
- Blind (sight impaired)
- War Pensions Supplement
- Benefit under the Armed Forces and Reserve Forces compensation scheme
Alternatively, you can:
Download a paper form: please read the ’Who is eligible for a blue badge?’ section above before downloading the application to ensure you are completing the correct form. Please note, completion of an incorrect form will cause delays in processing the application.
Blue Badge application form - automatic / renewal
Blue badge application form – fast track for special cases
Blue badge application form – temporary
Blue Badge - organisation application form
Blue Badge application form - cognitive impairment criteria
You will need to send specific evidence documents with your application - please see below (the details are on the application form too). If the application is on behalf of an organisation a fee of £10 must be paid per badge.
For a Blue Badge application to be processed, Isle of Anglesey County Council are in need of documentary evidence as proof of identity, address and eligibility.
For online applications, please send the documentary evidence to:
Blue Badge Officer
Isle of Anglesey County Council
- A recent passport sized photograph
All applications require a passport sized photo to be submitted with the application. This photo will be placed on the badge and must be a true reflection of the individual and taken within the last 12 months.
Proof of identity
You must provide ONE of the following forms of identification, please send a photocopy of one of the following:
- Birth or adoption certificate
- Certificate of British Nationality
- Civil partnership/dissolution certificate
- HM Forces ID card
- Identity card for foreign nationals
- Marriage / divorce certificate
- Current passport
- Valid driving licence
- Existing/expired Blue Badge
Proof of address
You must provide ONE of the follow as proof of address, please send a photocopy of one of the following:
- Award letter from Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA)
- Benefit award letter from DWP
- Confirmation letter from social services
- Confirmation letter from school
- Council tax bill dated within last 12 months
- Housing benefit award letter
- Pensions letter
- Valid driving licence
Proof of eligibility
There are different requirements for automatic and discretionary eligibility.
Badges must be renewed every three years, or less if applicable.
We do not send out reminders so you are responsible for renewing your badge.
You can renew up to 6 week prior to the expiry date.
You will need the details of your current badge to hand if applying for a renewal.
To apply for a renewal, please complete one of the forms within the How do I apply for a blue badge page.
Lost / stolen / damaged badge
If your badge is stolen, contact the police for a crime reference number then, contact Isle of Anglesey County Council to request a new badge. If you have a crime reference number there will be no fee.
If your badge is damaged or lost you can apply for a replacement. A cost of £10 will apply for the replacement badge.
Online: go to the GOV.UK website - lost / stolen
Phone: (01248) 750 057 ( 9am – 5pm, Monday - Friday)
Face-to-face: Contact Môn, Llangefni, LL777TW
Change of details
If there are changes to your details (e.g. your name / address) please contact Isle of Anglesey County Council. There will be a fee of £10 if the badge needs to be replaced before the 3 years come to an end.
Online: go to the GOV.UK website - change
Phone: (01248) 750 057 ( 9am – 5pm, Monday - Friday)
Face to face: Contact Môn, Llangefni, LL777TW
Applications from an organisation
Organisational badges are issued to organisations that have vehicles that carry disabled people who would themselves be eligible for a badge as follows:
- A badge will be issued to an organisation if they have vehicles licensed under Disabled Passenger Vehicle (DPV) taxation class
- The application must be made by the Manager / Deputy Manager of the organisation who can apply online via the GOV.UK website or through Contact Môn
- Where relatively few people meet the eligibility criteria for a badge in the organisation, it would be preferable for the disabled people themselves to apply for badges, rather than have one issued to an organisation. This then allows the holder to use their badge in any vehicle in which they are travelling. In all circumstances, badges will be issued to the organisation or department and not to named individuals
- In order to process the application we will require a copy of the Tax Exemption regarding Disabled Passenger Vehicle (DPV) or letter of confirmation from DVLA (if applicable)
Appealing the decision about your application for a Blue Badge
There is no statutory appeals process against a decision made by a local authority on a blue badge application.
We follow guidance set by the Welsh Government but they do not have the power to intervene in the assessment of individual cases.
If you do not agree with the decision made not to award a blue badge, but you have additional information or evidence you wish to present that was not provided with your original application, you should send it to us within one calendar month of the date of the decision letter we send you. We will review the decision taking into account the additional evidence. If you wish to discuss, please call the Blue Badge officer - please see the contact details on the right.
If you do not have any additional information or evidence you wish to present, a 6 month standstill period will apply before you are able to re-apply for a Blue Badge.