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 apply:

  1. If you are a pensioner
  2. If you are disabled
  3. 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 licence.

Pensioner Pass

You can get a bus pass for free travel when you reach the female State Pension age, whether you’re a man or a woman.

The age of eligibility for concessionary travel is therefore:

  • 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.

Additional requirements if applying for a Pensioner Bus Pass

You will also need to supply evidence of age, for example:

  • Passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Driving licence

Disabled Pass

  • 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 Bus Pass

Please see here for the requirements needed to evidence your disability.

Companion Pass

You require care and support at all times, to qualify you will need to provide proof of one of the following:

  • Higher Rate Care Component of Disability Living Allowance
  • Personal Independence Payment (score of 8 or more on the care component to qualify).

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