Blue Badge Change of Address

Everything You Need to Know About Changing Your Blue Badge Address

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How to Change Your Address On Your Blue Badge

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When it comes to moving home, you’re likely to have a substantial to-do list, right? So, changing your address with all your accounts and services might not be a priority – but it is essential! 

If you’re a Blue Badge holder, this is just one of the addresses you’ll need to update. Failing to complete your Blue Badge change of address could result in you having trouble proving your identity or missing out on important correspondence. 

To lessen the burden of notifying all your providers of your house move, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to changing your Blue Badge address. 

So, let’s find out how to complete your Blue Badge change of address…

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Calling up each and every institution or provider to inform them of your address change doesn’t sound like much fun, does it? 

So, if you want to save time and effort when moving house, why not use SlothMove’s online change of address service? 

SlothMove’s award-winning moving home platform allows you to change your address with all your accounts, providers and institutions in one go! So, not only can you complete your Blue Badge change of address, but you can let all your other companies know too. 

Long gone are the days of hours spent on the phone, listening to tedious hold music. Now, all you have to do to change your address on your Blue Badge is follow these few simple steps: 

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STEP 1

Update your address

Select who needs to know you're moving Penfold, HMRC, Council Tax etc.,,,

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STEP 2

About you

Enter your previous address, new address and the date you moved home

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STEP 3

Submit

Click submit and we'll update your address with accounts automatically

Once you’ve provided us with all the necessary details, such as your previous address, new address and moving date, we’ll get to work notifying all your chosen companies and services of our change of address, including on your Blue Badge.

To get started with your Blue Badge change of address, simply fill in the form below:

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How Do I Change My Blue Badge Address?

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In this guide, we’ll walk you through, step-by-step, how to change your Blue Badge address in a few simple clicks. 

There are a few options for completing your Blue Badge change of address, but by far the easiest is using SlothMove’s hassle-free, online change of address service.

To change your Blue Badge address using SlothMove, we just need to know a little bit more about you. Follow the steps below to get started…

  • 1) Head over to SlothMove’s home setup platform
  • 2) Enter your details (address, name, when you’re moving) 
  • 3) Choose who you’d like to update (e.g. Child Benefit, DWP, NHS, DVLA etc.)
  • 4) Click complete and that’s all 😎  SlothMove will update your address across your accounts

Alternatively, if you’re only looking to complete your Blue Badge change of address, you can do so by contacting your local council and informing them that you’re moving house. Or, you can visit the GOV.UK website.

Your local council will need proof of your address. Once they have this, they will contact the council who originally issued you the badge and you should be sent a new one through the post registered to your new address. You can continue to use your old badge until the new one arrives.

What is a Blue Badge?

Now you know how to update your Blue Badge details, let’s find out a bit more about the Blue Badge Scheme.

Blue Badges are for drivers, passengers or children with severe mobility problems and for those who are registered blind. 

The Blue Badge Scheme allows badge holders to access goods, services and facilities, which they would otherwise be unable to, by enabling them to park closer to their destination.

Are Blue Badges Transferrable?

The Blue Badge is linked to you rather than a vehicle. Therefore, Blue Badges are transferable to any car. This includes taxis and hire cars that you’re driving, or travelling as a passenger in.

Who is Eligible for a Blue Badge?

Having a certain condition or disability does not automatically qualify you for a Blue Badge. Instead, each Blue Badge application will be considered on an individual case-by-case basis. 

You are eligible for a Blue Badge if you: 

  • – Are registered blind
  • – Receive the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
  • – Use a motor vehicle supplied for disabled people by a Government Health Department
  • – Receive a Government grant towards your own vehicle
  • – Receive a War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
  • – Have a permanent and substantial disability that makes walking impossible or very difficult
  • – Have a severe disability in both upper limbs, regularly drive a motor vehicle but cannot turn the steering wheel of a motor vehicle by hand even if that wheel is fitted with a turning knob
  • – Are a parent of a disabled child over two and under 16. You can apply for a badge on your child’s behalf. Children under two years old do not qualify for a badge because they would not normally be expected to walk independently.

What Proof Do I Need for a Blue Badge?

If you are applying for a Blue Badge, you will need to provide proof, not only of your identity, but also of the condition or disability you are claiming for. 

Forms of proof for a Blue Badge include: 

  • – A letter of diagnosis (from a specialist), as up-to-date as possible
  • – Evidence of the progression of the condition over time
  • – Confirmation of ongoing treatments/clinic attendances, or referral
  • – Evidence of prescribed medication relevant to your condition
  • – Evidence of specialist consultations, or referral
  • – Your Patient Summary or Summary Care Records
  • – Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP)
  • – Care Plans from social care teams
  • – Social housing letters or assessment reports from a local authority
  • – Letters from other professionals involved in your care
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP) decision letters
  • – Evidence of other benefits received
  • – Contact details of professionals involved in your care

Can I Use My Blue Badge in Someone Else’s Car?

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There are certain circumstances where you can use your Blue Badge in someone else’s car. You can only let someone else use your badge if: 

  • – you’re in the car with them
  • – they’re picking you up or dropping you off, and they need to park close to where you need to go
  • – If someone else is driving you, you must let them know the rules – otherwise the council can ask for your badge back.

How Long is a Blue Badge Valid For?

A Blue Badge is valid for a total of three years. Before a badge expires, it is essential that a Blue Badge renewal application is completed. 

Why Do I Need to Complete My Blue Badge Change of Address?

It is essential that you remember to complete your Blue Badge change of address when moving home. The details on your Blue Badge must be up-to-date to ensure your identity can be matched to it. 

If your personal details do not match those on your Blue Badge, you may have issues when it comes to proving your identity to get the benefits of parking in Blue Badge spaces. 

Additionally, failing to update your Blue Badge details could lead to you missing out on important correspondence regarding your badge. And, even worse, this information could end up in the wrong hands, potentially making you a victim of identity fraud.

How to Renew a Blue Badge

The fastest way to renew your Blue Badge is online. However, you will need to provide up-to-date evidence of your application and may need to attend an assessment to determine whether you qualify or not.

They will aim to process your Blue Badge renewal application within 6 weeks, although it can take up to 12 weeks if you’re required to attend an assessment.

When Should I Change My Blue Badge Address?

Ideally, you should aim to change your address on your Blue Badge at least two weeks prior to moving house. This will give your council or the government to update your details and send you out a new Blue Badge.

However, don’t worry if you forget or don’t have time. You can change your Blue Badge address after you’ve moved and keep using your old Blue Badge until the new, up-to-date one arrives in the post.

Blue Badge Change of Address & Beyond…

So, now you know how to complete your Blue Badge change of address when moving home, you can move it up your to-do list. 

You have two options when it comes to changing your Blue Badge details: you can either use SlothMove’s online change of address service, or contact your local council directly. 

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