Applying for a disabled person's bus pass


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  • For current bus timetable changes see the Bus service changes page.
  • Older persons and disabled persons free travel bus passes in East Sussex are now being accepted at all times. This is to assist holders to access food shopping and services.

Does your East Sussex bus pass expire in March 2020?

Please visit our Bus pass renewals and replacements web page for information about bus pass renewals for East Sussex County Council passes.

Have you been told by a bus driver that your bus pass is not working?

Please visit our Bus pass not working page.

8. Learning disability (Category F)

A person is eligible for a concessionary bus pass if they have a learning disability as defined by the Transport Act 2000. The Transport Act 2000 defines learning disability as “a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning”.

You will be eligible if

  • you have a learning disability which includes significant impairment of intelligence AND social functioning. This includes Downs Syndrome, some autistic spectrum disorders and some other learning disabilities.

Please note you may still qualify if your condition is so severe that you would be refused a driving licence. See the information for ‘Category G’ for more details.

For more information download our guidance document

Learning disability guidance document (Category F)

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