My walking has deteriorated quite a lot over the past year, so I am really struggling now.
I am in Scotland, and have just got my Blue Badge application form . I do not fall into any category of people automatically entitled to a Badge.
The form seems to concentrate mainly on pain and breathlessness, neither of which is a particular bother for me (I am lucky there), but not the fatigue, weakness and balance problems which characterise CMT. There are occasional additional boxes for the applicant to describe their situation if it's not covered in the tick-boxes, so I shall need to make the best use of them.
There is nothing about any possibility of an applicant appealing against a rejection, but plenty about punishments for false declarations and illegal use of a Badge.
I heard of a recent case of a friend's sister (who has a non-CMT problem), whose balance is so bad that she can only walk if supported by her husband - she was refused because she didn't suffer from pain.
I would really like to know of your own experiences, and advice, please.
Meanwhile I shall continue to be overtaken by people who get out of cars displaying badges in disabled bays, who obviously have walking problems, but go a lot further and faster than I can.