I'm wondering if I would qualify to get a blue badge so thought I'd test the water here first before I make a fool of myself with ESCC.
I have asthma (does not automatically qualify)
I have COPD ( ditto )
I have suspected bronchiectasis (don't know what the policy is on this)
Now, when I am well, I can't walk fast but I can manage the requisite distance so would fail the test on good days.
However, I have been getting regular (monthly) chest infections and when I'm hit by one of those goodies, I can only manage a few steps and it takes me a good two weeks before I can walk to my local shop.
I have stopped driving as I cough so suddenly that I would be accross the road in an instant, and I also have vertigo from time to time. On a bad day I need to use a walker to help me get to and from the car (as well as the loo, kitchen etc).
I'd value your thoughts on whether or not I'm being a bit previous in applying for one, or whether I'm bad enough to try. The problem is, when I'm having a good few days, I feel it would be fraudulent, but on a bad day I would do anything to have one.
As an ex social worker, we always told people filling in DLA forms to write them with their worst day in mind. Does the same apply for Blue Badges? Anyone know?