A MOTHER has attacked Kirklees Council for rejecting her claim for a car sticker for disabled people - even though she received one from her previous council.
Mrs Karen Williams, of Aspley, a mother-of- three, received a blue badge for her car when she lived in Colne in Lancashire.
The badge allows the car user to park closer to amenities than other motorists.
Mrs Williams' 11- year-old son, Steven, suffers from a form of cerebral palsy and has a leg-brace.
Periodically, he has a plaster cast on his leg to lengthen the muscles.
Mrs Williams' blue badge from Colne expired in May, 2003.
But when she applied to Kirklees for a renewal her plea was rejected.
Mrs Williams, of Garforth Street, said: "Kirklees turned down the application for a blue badge because they said Steven was not on the right form of mobility benefit.
"My brother has MS and is not on benefits at all, yet gets a badge."
Mrs Williams has two other children - Luke, five, and Laura two.
If it was icy she had to take Laura out of her pram, put Steven in it, then put Laura back - on Steven's knee.
"It is a terrible struggle," she said.
A Kirklees spokes- woman said: "The application was rejected originally because the customer was not receiving higher rate disabled living allowance and did not automatically qualify."
She said the council asked for extra information so the case could be reviewed. It was still waiting for it.
"We would suggest they contact us direct to resolve this," she added.