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You are eligible for the Blue Badge parking concession scheme if
your child either:
Disabled adults on Personal Independence
Payments (PIP) also qualify for a Blue Badge if they score
eight points or more under the PIP activity of 'moving
In Scotland and Wales entitlement has also been extended to those
adults who score 12 points or more in the PIP activity of 'planning
and following a journey'.
Find out more about the Blue Badge scheme.
The Motability Scheme helps disabled people hire a car or
instead a scooter or powered wheelchair, and Scheme customers might
qualify for a driving lessons grant.
You can join the Motability Scheme if your child is awarded the
highest rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
(DLA) or the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal
Independence Payment (PIP). Your child's award must have 12 months
left to run.
Find out more by visiting the Mobility Scheme
You can get a 100 per cent rebate on Vehicle Excise Duty if your
child is awarded the DLA mobility component at the higher rate or
PIP mobility component at the enhanced rate.
A 50 per cent rebate is made where someone qualifies for PIP
mobility component at the standard rate.
For more details, call the DLA unit (0345 7123 456) or PIP unit
(0800 917 2222) or visit the
All local authorities operate schemes allowing disabled people
of any age to apply for a bus pass or voucher for free bus travel.
In some areas an essential, named carer accompanying the disabled
person is also entitled to free travel.
Contact your local authority for more details.
Buying this railcard entitles disabled people and a companion up
to a third off most train fares. For further information visit the
person's railcard website.
Local authorities may provide transport or help with the costs
for eligible children and young people. Find out more about school
Many major attractions and organisations in the UK allow free
entry to a parent or carer accompanying a disabled person. It's
always worth asking if a discount is available.
The Max Card is a local authority-commissioned card scheme for
disabled children (ages 0-19). It offers families discounted access
to UK attractions. If your local authority funds the scheme you
will be able to access a free card. To find out if you're eligible,
The Cinema Exhibitors' Association Card is a UK-wide card scheme
for participating cinemas. If you or your child is in receipt of
Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance or a registered
blind person, the card entitles you to one free ticket for a person
to go to the cinema with you. The card currently costs £6 a year.