Somerset County Council

Appeal a blue badge decision


Blue badges are issued under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 section 21. Applications are considered based on what you have told us and are assessed against Department for Transport rules.

If, after applying, you have not been awarded a badge but you feel you are still eligible, you can appeal the decision. 

To appeal the decision, you must notify us within 28 days of the badge being refused, giving your reasons and providing any additional evidence supporting your original application. To submit an appeal please click on the button below.

After 28 days it is no longer possible to appeal the decision, you must submit a new application.

Appeal decision

As part of the appeal process we will need to share your information with our occupational therapy department and you may be asked to attend a mobility clinic with an occupational therapist.

We aim to process your appeal and tell you what has been decided within 28 days of us receiving your appeal.

If your mobility or condition deteriorates significantly and you can produce medical evidence of this, or if you are awarded the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments where you have scored 8 points or more in the 'Moving Around' descriptor of the Mobility Component you can reapply.


Contact: Blue Badge Scheme
Phone: 0300 123 2224
Opening Hours: Monday 8am to 6pm, Tuesday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed.

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