To see when you will qualify for a Gold Card on age grounds check the State Pension age.
If you have a disability, you may qualify for a Gold Card, regardless of your age.
This includes people who are:
- blind or partially sighted
- profoundly or severely deaf
- without speech
- without arms or have the long term loss of the use of both arms
- have a long-term disability which seriously impairs their ability to walk. This may include Blue Badge holders
- have a learning disability
- are disqualified from driving on medical grounds (this may include people with a severe mental disorder).
If you are applying because you are disabled, you will need to provide supporting documents with your application, this may include one of the following:
- blind registration card or eye specialist letter
- deaf registration card
- audiology Clinic report or letter
- report from speech and language therapy service
- higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) notification letter
- PIP letter showing eight points or more for mobility component, moving around
- war pensions mobility supplement notification letter
- Blue Badge, physiotherapist or occupational therapist report
- an Education, Health and Care (EHC) Statement
- supporting letter from your special school or school with enhanced resources to cater for children with autism or letter from a medical professional
- stamp and signature or supporting letter from adult social care services or medical professional
- DVLA letter or consultant report.
Please check the application form for details of which proof documents you need to supply.