- Posted by: Mike Hedges MS
- Category: Latest News
The Welsh Government is inviting people to have their say on proposed changes to the Blue Badge Scheme which will see eligibility extended to include people with cognitive impairments of all ages as well as tougher penalties for people who misuse the badges.
The proposed changes are to be implemented by April 2014 and will also mean that service veterans will be eligible provided they are in receipt of the highest tariff for mental disorders Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
If implemented, the changes would give local authorities the power to confiscate badges in certain circumstances where people are deliberately misusing them.
Consultation events will be held throughout October to provide background information on the proposals and to invite discussion around how the changes will affect current badge holders.