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post #11 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-09-2018, 18:39 Thread Starter
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Just had a look at Martin's application from last year and nowhere does it say about C1, it just asks if you have a current driving licence although it does say at the bottom "do you consent for various departments to be contacted to gain your application". Whether that includes the DVLA I don't know as we had to keep to 3.5 because I am insulin dependant diabetic so am limited. If it were me I would get your C1 entitlement and then go for the Blue badge.

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Thanks Sylvia, it seems I wrote the op badly, I either get a blue badge or I don't, my question is will having a blue badge affect me keeping my C1
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Iím going to apply when I get back

Iím so used to the fact that if you are not available for the appointment youíve lost it

Albert is at Christieís , they interact with him , never does he loose it

He phones and talks to a real person

for me ,If an appointment arrives and your not thereto accept it

You are struck off

And begin the process again

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Does mobility allowance also apply if your entitled to a blue badge?

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I think not

Itís to do with levels of disability

For me a blue badge would mean I could get in or out of the car when parked

Meanwhile Albert stops and lets me out then parks

Me I know longer drive

Even if I park to get out

If someone parks along side

I canít get in

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I was recently helping a friend with an application and basically it's all about how far and how easily you can walk, including what aids you
might use.

I don't know if the form or the questions differ from one local authority to another but in our area it seems you have to do it online (from home or one of the authority's services (like a library) or by going personally to get someone to assist you. So what you couldn't do was look through the whole form before filling any in. I went through it filling it in as myself to get an idea of what they would ask and it's very complicated. You'd need lots of information about what health specialists you'd seen (names, dates, locations etc.) their diagnoses and prognoses, and treatments, and how long it would take you to walk the distances that you could walk, and so on... Good luck.

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Does mobility allowance also apply if your entitled to a blue badge?

No it seems though that if you do get the mobility allowance, you qualify for the blue badge.
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With respect to all, could we get back to the topic, which isn't about getting a blue badge, but what effect having one will have on keeping your C1 licence at 70.
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I was recently helping a friend with an application and basically it's all about how far and how easily you can walk, including what aids you
might use.

I don't know if the form or the questions differ from one local authority to another but in our area it seems you have to do it online (from home or one of the authority's services (like a library) or by going personally to get someone to assist you. So what you couldn't do was look through the whole form before filling any in. I went through it filling it in as myself to get an idea of what they would ask and it's very complicated. You'd need lots of information about what health specialists you'd seen (names, dates, locations etc.) their diagnoses and prognoses, and treatments, and how long it would take you to walk the distances that you could walk, and so on... Good luck.

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You can actually download the form and print it out to fill in and send in to the appropriate office. You can also phone and ask them to send you a form. There are a lot of people who are not computer literate so must be able to do it snail mail.
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With respect to all, could we get back to the topic, which isn't about getting a blue badge, but what effect having one will have on keeping your C1 licence at 70.
As I said before, there is nothing on the form about C1 only asks if you have a driving licence. If they contact your GP then he/she would have to state whether they think you are in a position to be entitled to a BB, if he/she thinks that you should not be driving a large vehicle then they will state that in their reply to the BB authority. They do contact your GP for information clarity on your health problems, thats why I said get your C1 entitlement first and then go for the BB, don't think they would take your C1 off you then.
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True

The distance depends on the day

Joints flared up when its nil for up to three weeks

Walk too far and its days to recover

So what can say?

On a good day I can walk twenty minutes

The problem is I donít know itís a good day until Iíve walked

If itís not I canít get back without excessive pain

So I no longer walk

I no longer drive because unless the door is wide open I canít get out

And if I can if someone parks close

I canít get back in

So basically I stay home

Where Iím safe in the environment I know

But Iím lonely

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