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Blue Badge: If your application is approved / refused

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Assessment appointments

Due to government guidance on social distancing and the threat of coronavirus, blue badge assessment appointments have been cancelled.

We are not able to give appointment dates for assessments at the moment.


In South Tyneside, there have been no delays in issuing renewals.

In cases where a face to face assessment is needed, a 12 month renewal is issued.


  1. What is a Blue Badge?
  2. Eligibility
  3. What evidence you'll need if you are automatically be eligible
  4. What evidence you'll need if you may be eligible
  5. How to apply or renew
  6. If your application is approved / refused
  7. What happens at an assessment
  8. How to pay

If your application is approved / refused

If you have sent all of the supporting evidence, the decision will be made within 2 weeks.

If you are not automatically eligible, you may need to have an assessment with an occupational therapist, to decide whether you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application is approved

You will get a letter to let you know if your application has been approved.

If your application is refused

We will tell you why you have not been given a Blue Badge by letter.

You can ask us to look at your case again if you don't think the information you provided was taken into account.

You can also re-apply if your mobility problems become more serious. 

Next page: What happens at an assessment

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