I feel that while I agree with your comments on the blue badge your comment "not a handout to claim because you can, though many may view it as there's little else available so I want it." That's a little harsh is it not? Everyone's circumstance is different.
Wherever possible with PD you try and carry on like life is the same, you continue to work and struggle on trying to convince yourself that you can do the same things you always did at the same speed and with the same ease. Truth is the further in you get you soon realise that even trying to turn over in bed isn't as easy as it once was, getting dressed/undressed without help is a challenge, making a sandwich seems to take a lifetime, and carrying a drink from one room to the other without spilling any of it is near impossible let alone actually being able to pour it in the first place.
PIP will evaluate you and come to their own conclusion as to how or if they can help you, it depends on if you can still manage to look after yourself without risk. Most people who receive PIP or DLA receive it because they have no choice but to seek all the help available to them and they are GENUINE people.....I agree there are some scum bags who claim it when they have a "bad back" and are seen labouring or something but that's why the claims process is so thorough now, to wheedle out the fakes.
If its what my fiancee said in her post about fill out the forms as if its your worst day that made you feel like adding a comment it was because when we first filled the forms in it was what we were told to do by my Neuro, GP and PD Nurse. I convinced myself that there was nothing wrong with me but its not until you look at your daily routine you realise that yes you can still do it but you cant do it like everyone else and that's the whole point.
At the end of the day I bet if you asked everyone on this forum which they would prefer Parkinsons and to get PIP "just because they can" or to go back to a time when the closest you got to PD was a TV program I know which I would prefer....my career, my certainty of my own future, to be able to look after my family financially and to not have to wake every morning to take tablets all day just so I can move!
You should always get professional help to fill in these forms, I agree, but why shouldn't people get what they are entitled to? I worked since I was 15 and continued to work for 9 years after I was diagnosed and never claimed a thing in my life!