Eligibility for Concessionary Fares
If you are a resident in Worcestershire you
are entitled to a bus pass if one or more of the following
- If you are
- If you are
- If you
need a Companion Pass
Proof of Eligibility
In order to prove your eligibility, all
applicants will need to provide the following:
- A passport style photograph
- Evidence of permanent residence in Worcestershire. For example:
Council tax bill, Utility bill, Bank statement ,TV licence, Driving
You can check when you'll become eligible by entering your sex
and date of birth into the State Pension age
calculator on the Gov.uk website.
Prior to April 2010 the age of eligibility for
an age related concessionary travel pass was 60 years of age. Since
then the age of eligibility has been tied to the pensionable age
for women. So as the pensionable age for women gradually increases
from 60 to 65 over the ten year period from 2010 to 2020 so too
will the age of eligibility for concessionary travel for both men
and women. However, the government is reviewing the current
timetable for increasing the state pension age from 65 to 66. No
decision has yet been made as to how the timetable will change. Any
change will require the approval of Parliament.
The age of eligibility for concessionary travel is
- For women = pensionable age
- For men = pensionable age of a woman born on the same day
The Government Services website Gov.uk has
published guidance on the change in age of concessionary travel
for more information.
Additional requirements if applying for a Pensioner
You will also need to supply evidence of age, for example:
- Birth certificate
- Driving licence
- You are blind or partially sighted
- You are profoundly or severely deaf
- You are without speech
- You have a disability or injury which seriously impairs your
ability to walk
- You do not have the use of both arms
- You have a learning disability
- You have had your driving licence refused or revoked on medical
or physical grounds
Additional requirements if applying for a Disabled
Please see here the requirements needed to evidence your
- You require a companion to travel with you
Additional requirements if applying for a Companion Bus
Proof of DLA high rate mobility level 8 PIP
and proof of care or equivalent.
See our Frequently Asked
Questions for more details about the concessionary travel
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This page was last reviewed 28 January 2014 at 15:40.
The page is next due for review 27 July 2015.