As part of your appeal Cambridgeshire County Council may require you to attend an independent mobility assessment. The assessment will be carried out by an independent healthcare professional at an assessment centre. The assessment will focus on walking distances, your mobility impairment and other criteria defined by legislation.
Following the independent mobility assessment, a recommendation is made by the assessor as to whether your condition appears to meet the eligibility criteria to be awarded a Blue Badge. Further information about mobility assessments can be found here.
If you have already attended a mobility assessment as part of your application prior to your appeal, then the original recommendation will be reviewed by an independent member of staff.
As part of a ‘non-visible’ disability appeal Cambridgeshire County Council may require you to ask a professional regularly involved in your care to fill out a professional form.
If you have already supplied us with a professional form as part of your application prior to your appeal, then the original information provided will be reviewed by an independent member of staff.
Where a recommendation is that your condition does not appear to meet the required criteria, an independent member of staff will further review your case based on the eligibility criteria outlined by the Department for Transport, the information on your initial form, the assessment, and any evidence you have supplied to support your appeal. They will not have been directly involved in the original decision. It is important that details and information about your mobility is clear and informative.
They will document clearly their decision on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council, including their reasoning.
We will normally let you have a decision within one month of receiving your appeal, but this may be longer if the council needs further evidence of your condition.
As a result of the appeal, we will send you communication regarding the outcome of your assessment.
If you require full reasons for the decision, then please contact us via any of the address details or email provided above.
If your appeal is unsuccessful, you may apply again within a 6 month period if your personal circumstances change with regard to your disability or you become eligible under the automatic criteria for the scheme.