Blue badge

Thank you everyone. I am confused with the points system as I am 70 years old and I am retired. I understand that PIP only applies for people of working age and that Attendance Allowance then kicks in when you are over 65. I am beginning to wonder if I should apply for attendance allowance first as I am having difficulty with putting my shoes on, washing my hair etc. any comments would be gratefully received. I have never claimed anything and worked until I was 67. U fortunately, since then I have had all the illnesses diagnosed as I listed. Would I need copies of everything from my GP ? Thanks all for your supported comments. I hope you have all had a nice weekend.

9 Replies

  • Hi there, as you are over 65 you can apply for attendance allowance not PIP which as you say is for people who are unable to work, AA is for people who are over 65 and need help looking after themselves, I am in my late sixties and have fybro, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis but I haven't applied for any benefits yet either, but as I'm getting steadily worse like you I probably will soon try for AA, good luck

  • As you are having difficulty looking after yourself, you could get Social Services to send an Occupational Therapist to assess you. Their report could help with Attendance Allowance. Age UK and Citizens Advice can help you with filling in the Attendance Allowance Claim Form. Good luck.

  • hi their i know a guy who is 90 years old in to days and he as the blue badge and his had it from when he retired take care bigalan

  • Yes youbre right because of your age you would be applying for As. If you were someone who was already on Pip before retirement age that can carry on.

    You do not have to be on any disability benefits in order to obtain. bue bdge a it is at the discretion of your local council but having the Support of your Gp to explain what mobility issues you face and any medical reports can be. great help.

    Good luck with it do try to get help from one of the benefit organisations or Age Concern as the forms are very long winded and the experts know how to word the answers. Please let us know how you get on.x

  • Thank you everybody! Your comments are much appreciatex

  • Hi again, I have pasted you a link to the GOV.UK cache on Attendance Allowance. So I genuinely hope that you find this useful:

    I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck if you decide to apply.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • Thank you. Much appreciated

  • Hi you don't need to be on pip to get a blue badge. If that is the question my dad is 75 and on a pension he's got a blue badge

  • I'm retired, but as I am on the lower rate of PIP for mobility, I am not eligible for a blue badge according to Devon county council. Might be different with other councils. 😄

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