Re: Yes -
not every year, but for the length of the "award" which can be 1 year to perpetual.
Mine is perpetual(which actually gets renewed every 7 years" here in Edinburgh.
Getting these passes has become increasingly harder the longer the tories are in and they keep changing the rules.
they changes the rules 3 times in as many months the year i got awarded Disability living allowance (2014)which is soon to change to Personal independence payment which means yet another fucking medical most probably.
i shall be there with my Regimental Association Rep as they have been more than famous for royally fucking disabled people about. I had to appeal that time and i wear fucking leg braces and use a stick!
Luckily this time i know what the score is and will make sure i have plenty of evidence from my doctor, consultant,physio etc.
My cousin who passed away from MS last year was once refused it and the poor guy had been in a wheelchair for 5 years at this point and was in constant chronic pain.. he said it was like pins and needles on fire on his skin 24/7.
This is partly why people that do have them for genuine reasons get pissed at people who fuck around with them or just park in the blue badge bays without one.
It's bad enough having a disability without having to be made to metaphorically jump through hoops to get one then some assholes takes a spot who isn't entitled to be there.