Applying for a disabled person's bus pass
Who is eligible for a disabled person's bus pass?
The disabled person’s pass is for people of fare paying age (5 and over). Who live in England with a qualifying disability. The bus pass allows free off-peak travel on local buses throughout England.
Any disability should have a substantial effect on your ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities and must:
- be permanent, or
- have lasted at least 12 months, or
- be likely to last at least 12 months, or
- be likely to recur
A qualifying disability would be if you:
- are blind or partially sighted (Category A)
- are profoundly or severely deaf (Category B)
- are without speech (Category C)
- have a substantial walking disability (Category D)
- does not have arms or has a long-term loss of the use of both arms (Category E)
- have a learning disability, including a significant impairment of intelligence AND social functioning (Category F)
- were refused a driving licence or are unable to drive due to medical reasons (Category G)
Please note that social and mental health needs will be assessed under the final category G unable to drive.
Read each category and the guidance carefully before applying and check the What do I need to apply? for proof required.