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Bus passes for disabled adults: What evidence you'll need if you're eligible

Contents

  1. What is a disabled person's bus pass?
  2. Eligibility
  3. What evidence you will 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 evidence you will need if you're eligible

Registered blind or partially sighted

You will need to provide your details to check if we have a record of your disability.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA)

You will need to provide either:

  • an award notice letter from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) which is less than 12 months old
  • an annual uprating letter which says you get DLA

If you have lost your award notice letter or your uprating letter, you can ask for a current award notice from the Disability Service Centre

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - moving around descriptor

You will need to show that in the mobility component, you get at least 8 points or more for the moving around part.

You will need to provide:

your PIP decision letter from DWP which shows:

  • you get PIP (front page)
  • the assessment scores (second to last page)
  • the mobility scores (last page)

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) - communicating verbally descriptor

You will need to show that in the daily living activities component, you get at least 8 points or more for the communicating verbally part.

You will need to provide:

your PIP decision letter from DWP which shows:

  • you get PIP (front page)
  • the assessment scores (second to last page)
  • the mobility scores (last page)

War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement

You will need to provide:

  • your official letter from Veterans UK which shows you get the grant

If you have lost this letter, contact Veterans UK:

Armed Forces and Reserve Forces Compensation Scheme

You will need to provide:

  • your official letter from Veterans UK

If you have lost this letter, contact Veterans UK:

Registered as profoundly deaf with or without speech

You will need to provide either:

  • a report signed by a clinical audiologist which shows you are profoundly deaf
  • your PIP decision letter showing that you've scored 8 or more points in communicating verbally in the daily living activities component

Do not have arms or have a long term loss of the use of both arms

You will need to provide:

  • a medical summary from your doctor or specialist that shows your name, address and confirms your condition or conditions

Driving licence refused or revoked on medical grounds (physical fitness or severe mental disorder):

You will need to provide either:

  • a letter from the DVLA stating that your licence has been refused/revoked on medical grounds
  • a letter from your GP detailing your diagnosis, medication and confirming that you do not meet DVLA requirements to hold a driving licence

Assessed as having a Learning Disability

You will need to provide your details to check if we have a record of your disability.

Blue Badge

You will need to provide your personal details to check if we have a record of your Blue Badge.

Next page: Applying for your bus pass

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