Good point about less visible disabilities.
I always carry a copy of PIP and carers allowance letters in the car with the Blue Badge. That way your covered for all occasions. To be honest The person I care for is wheelchair bound and so far has not been asked for a PIP letter etc. The only place that wants PIP letter that I know of is the theatre, So it can go on her account making booking in the future easier. Plus I think it allocates a blue badge bay parking pass when booking.
Quite right - I don't know where I got the 6 months idea from - I decided to get one as 1 year is not so bad!
It last for 12 months. It’s easier and less embarrassing than having to show a DLA award letter, not all disabled people have a blue badge and not all disabilities are visible.
I have no problem getting a carer ticket free without one because of the extent of the disabilities of the young man I accompany (very obvious) It's inconvenient that I am unable to book online though ( you need the CEA code) I keep meaning to get one for OH who's disabilities are less obvious I think it used to be annual and I agree it should be for the length of the award because unless you are a regular cinema goer it does not save you much and I have quite enough to do without having to renew this every 6 months!