Applying for a disabled person's bus pass

1. 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)
  • don’t have arms or have 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 mental health applications will be assessed under the final category (G) unable to drive.

Read each category and the guidance carefully before applying.

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