Knowsley Older People's Voice

Blue Badge Applications

Blue  Badges are intended for issue to disabled people with severe mobility problems who have difficulty using public transport. The Local Authority is responsible for assessing whether applicants meet the criteria for a Blue Badge.

The assessment process in Knowsley was updated and improved in April 2016. There are two types of application form:


  • Applicants who are in receipt of certain benefits* can be awarded a Blue Badge without need for further assessment. They should obtain and complete a short form
  • People who do not receive qualifying benefits* can still apply, but need to obtain and complete the full form. Their application needs to be assessed by a health professional to determine whether the applicant is eligible. This may include attending a mobility assessment in person.

In Knowsley, Blue Badge Application Forms can be obtained:

  • From any One Stop Shop
  • By post (contact Knowsley Council on 0151 489 6000)
  • Online, by downloading from the Knowsley Council website click here (only the full form is available)

Where do I send my completed form?

If you receive one of the qualifying benefits* you need to take proof of this, together with your completed short form, passport standard photo, and £10 fee to any Knowsley One Stop Shops.

If you do not receive any of the qualifying benefits* you should post (or take) your completed full form to the Centre for Independent Living (CIL), Unit 11 Brickfields, Huyton Business Park, L36 6HY. Your application will be assessed by a health professional to determine whether it provides sufficient information to be eligible for a Blue Badge. The CIL will contact you with details of next steps.

Click here to view a diagram of the Blue Badge application process in Knowsley.

*Qualifying benefits include Higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA)/ Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI)/ Scoring 8 points or more under the ‘Moving Around’ activity of Personal Independence Payment (mobility component)/ War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement/ Payment under tariff 1-8 of the Armed Forces compensation scheme, and certified as having a permanent and substantial disability




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