Bureaucrats

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My old friend 82 years old, with arthritis in both knees and a recent fall that fractured her elbow amongst other injuries decided to ask for a disabled person's blue badge.

She filled in the form, sent her passport type photo, a photocopy of her TV license and marriage certificate as proof of identity.

She got back a reply saying that they didn't accept TV license as proof and that as she hadn't provided proof of her address her application couldn't be accepted, they posted it back...………..to her address. :rofl2:

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I think they need a current utility bill to prove they live at that address. A friend of ours in the village who is in her '80s was I think initially refused renewal of her blue badge and had to jump through several hoops to eventually get it approved. I might need one myself in the not to distant future, I hope they've got themselves sorted out by then.

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van ordinaire
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Post by van ordinaire »

& just how do people who aren't the a/c holder prove they live at their home address?

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Car log book, Bank Account statement header, invoice for anything delivered, Polling Card, Mobile phone or other monthly bill, car tax reminder, wage slip, car insurance......

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Post by van ordinaire »

Really? The lists I've seen of what is acceptable don't include many of those &, in fact, specifically EXCLUDE mobile phone bills. Also there are many, particularly the young, elderly & married women, who don't have any of those &, of course, increasingly, with so much being done on-line fewer & fewer people have anything with their address on it.

It isn't just addresses either, I know someone who added his 17 year old daughter to the electoral register return & was given 14 days to produce her driving licence or passport (neither of which she has) - or be fined £1,000.