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.

9. Refusal of driving licence/unable to drive due to medical reasons (Category G)

This must not include those who would be excluded from applying for a licence, or have been excluded from holding a licence due to the persistent misuse of drugs and/or alcohol.

If you are in possession of a current driving licence you cannot apply under this category without surrendering it.

You will be eligible if

  • you have epilepsy and your current experience of seizures means that you would not be eligible for a driving licence
  • you have diabetes and have suffered more than one hypoglycaemic attack requiring the assistance of another person within the last 12 months,
  • you have a severe mental disorder which means you would be refused a driving licence or have your driving licence revoked,
  • you cannot read a registration plate in good light at 20.5 metres (with lenses),
  • you are liable to sudden attacks of giddiness or fainting,

You may also be eligible if:

  • you have another disability which means that you would be refused a driving licence or have your driving licence revoked

Applicants under this category may have their details passed to the DVLA for the purpose of fraud prevention.

For more information download our guidance document

Refusal of driving licence/unable to drive due to medical reasons guidance document (Category G)

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