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Bus passes for disabled adults


  1. What is a disabled person's bus pass?
  2. Eligibility
  3. What evidence you'll need if you're eligible
  4. Applying for your bus pass
  5. What happens at an appointment?
  6. What happens next?
  7. Re-applying for your bus pass

What is a disabled person's bus pass?

A disabled person's bus pass allows you to travel on buses in England for free from 9:30am on weekdays and all day on weekends and public holidays.

You have to be aged between 18 and the state pension age and meet one of the eligibility criteria to get a disabled pass.

Before applying with Nexus for a bus pass, you will need a Confirmation of Eligibility form. This is provided by South Tyneside Council.

To get the form, you will need to contact South Tyneside Council to confirm your eligibility. You may also be asked go to an appointment to show proof.

If you need to travel before 9.30am to get to or from a hospital appointment, show your hospital appointment card or letter with your pass to the driver. This only applies to journeys starting in Tyne and Wear.

If you are eligible and attend college or are in paid employment for at least 15 hours a week, you can apply for an All Day Concessionary Travel Pass which can be used at any time.

For more information about bus passes for disabled adults, visit Nexus: Concessionary travel for disabled adults

For more information on other passes including older person's passes and taxi cards see travel passes.

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