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Report
Personal Independence
Payment
Passporting
arrangements for
Blue Badge Scheme
Blue Badge Scheme
Objectives
 Introduce Regulations (from 8 April 2013)
which provide passport from Personal
Independence Payment to the Blue Badge
Scheme
 To maintain wherever possible,
equivalence between the arrangements for
Higher Rate Mobility Component of DLA.
Blue Badge Scheme – Criteria
 Passporting arrangements will apply to those people who receive the
Mobility Component of PIP:
awarded at 12 points (enhanced rate) for "planning and following
journeys" which includes those who cannot follow the route of a familiar
journey without another person, assistance dog, or orientation aid. OR
those persons who receive the Mobility Component of PIP for "moving
around" at 8 points (standard rate) or more.
 Transitional Arrangements
Allow those who are in receipt of HRMCDLA and subsequently not
awarded PIP, to retain their badge until its expiry date.
Determining Blue Badge eligibility using Personal Independence Payment
(PIP) award notifications
Mobility Activities
Points
1. Planning and following journeys
A I’ve decided you can plan and follow a route of a journey
unaided.
B I’ve decided you need prompting from another person to
undertake a journey to avoid causing you significant
mental distress.
0
C I’ve decided you can’t plan the route of a journey.
8
D I’ve decided you need another person, an assistance dog
or an orientation aid to follow the route of an unfamiliar
journey.
10
E I’ve decided you can’t undertake any journey because it
would cause you significant mental distress.
10
4
Eligible
Not eligible
F I’ve decided you can’t follow the route of a familiar journey 12
without another person, an assistance dog or an
orientation aid.
Determining Blue Badge eligibility using Personal Independence Payment
(PIP) award notifications (continued)
Points
0
B
I’ve decided you can stand and then move more than 50
metres but no more than 200 metres.
C
I’ve decided you can stand and then move unaided more than 8
20 metres but no more than 50 metres.
D
I’ve decided you can stand and then move using an aid or
appliance more than 20 metres but no more than 50 metres.
E
I’ve decided you can stand and then move more than 1 metre 12
but no more than 20 metres.
F
I’ve decided you cannot stand or move more than 1 metre.
4
Not eligible
10
12
Eligible
A
Mobility Activities
2. Moving around
I’ve decided you can stand and then move more than 200
metres.
Blue Badge Scheme –Impact
100,000 currently on HRMCDLA in Scotland will
be reassessed for PIP.
60% (60,000) in receipt of HRMCDLA take up
entitlement to a Blue Badge. Of those:
 43% may have an unchanged or increased
award from DWP and retain passport to Blue
Badge.
 29% may receive a decreased award.
 27% may not receive a PIP award
Blue Badge Scheme
Where there is no entitlement to PIP:
• people can apply to local authorities
through the Blue Badge subject to further
assessment eligibility criteria which has
similar mobility descriptors to
passporting benefits.
• those who had previously received a Blue
Badge through passporting will be able to
retain the Blue Badge until its expiry date.
• those who no longer qualify for a Blue Badge
at all may be entitled to concessionary fares.
National Concessionary
Travel Scheme
22 April 2013
National Concessionary
Travel Scheme
• Scheme has been in place since 2006
• Recently secured through to March
2015
• Successful – over 1.25 million users
• 189,000 of these hold cards through
disability criteria
Benefits of NCTS
• Social – people can get out and about
• Health – people are often more active
• Financial – average value for
cardholder is £250 each year
• Available for use on buses
– Plus – for island residents – 2 return
journeys per year to the mainland by ferry
Welfare Reform
• Disability Living Allowance being
phased out
• Personal Independence Payments
starting April 2013
• Affects people between 16 and 64
• New regulations allow those awarded
PIP to be eligible for NCTS
Passport to NCTS
• DLA-based
–Higher rate mobility component
–Higher or middle rate care
component
• PIP-based
–Standard or enhanced rate
Passport to
NCTS
DLA
Care
PIP
Mobility
Daily Living
Mobility
Passport to
Companion Card
• DLA-based
–Higher or middle rate care
component
• PIP-based
–Standard or enhanced rate of
daily living component
Passport to
Companion Card
DLA
Care
PIP
Mobility
Daily Living
Mobility
Eligibility for NCTS
Estimated
eligibility
(approx)
Through PIP
Increase
(compared with
DLA)
NCTS
174,000
3,000
Companion
Card
133,000
9,000
Application for NCTS
• As now, through Local Authorities
• Front line staff have information on PIP
eligibility
• Anyone not receiving PIP may still be able to
apply under existing criteria
• If no PIP awarded, the card may be used until
it expires
Alternative criteria
Continuing as now ...
• Aged 60 or over
• Attendance Allowance
• Blue Badge
• Registered Blind / registered partially sighted
• Profoundly or severely deaf
• Having lost a limb / limbs
• Have been or would be refused a driving licence
• Have mental health issues – covers mental illness,
learning disability and personality disorder
• ...
Monitoring Impact
• Overall, over 20% fewer people will
receive PIP than receive DLA
• But slightly more people will be eligible
for NCTS through PIP than through DLA
• Phasing in
June 2013
October 2013
October 2015
New
applications
Existing DLA
claimants when
changes reported
Reassessment of
existing DLA
claimants
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