I have been refused the renewal of my blue badge, I was awarded it in 2003 due to lupus and my muscle/joint pain/fatigue/breathlessness. I was awarded the mobility component of DLA assessed by a doctor from the DWP - he had a family member suffering from lupus so was fully aware of our problems. I have recently had to transfer from DLA to PIP and have been awarded the care element but not the mobility entitlement. I have recently applied for my blue badge to be renewed and refused - I feel totally desperate at the loss of my last bit of independence. I will appeal but am not hopeful and suspect I will be judged again by the council's mobility team who I doubt have any medical experience. Has anyone else had their badge removed and managed to successfully appeal? Any help will be gratefully received. Many thanks.