I’m just after some advice and your experiences with the blue badge system.
I’ve been diagnosed with PPMS now for about 2 and a half years (although I’ve had it for many years prior to diagnosis), and it primarily affects my left leg, in that it gets fatigued quickly (along with the spasms) and at the worst times, becomes quite non responsive and I end up just dragging it and staggering.
To cut a long story short, my application was declined, even though I explained everything, with the surrey county council official stating that “my application has been assessed against the dept of transport guidelines” and that in their opinion “Your disability is not considered to cause you inability to walk or very considerable difficulty in walking”.
Nice… considering that they didn’t even contact my MS nurse or my neuro phyiso, or even ask to assess me! I’m not in receipt of DLA, but that’s a story for another day…
Anyway, my question is… has anyone here had a similar experience, and if so, did you manage to successfully appeal the decision? Or any advice as to how I might approach an appeal would be most welcome.
Thanks for listening.