Are you eligible?

If you are between five years old and pensionable age and have a disability which lasts for 12 months or more, you may be entitled to a disabled person’s pass. You will only qualify for a Warwickshire pass if your main home is within Warwickshire.

If you have reached state pensionable age, as well as having a disability, you will need to apply for the older person's pass. There is no difference in how the passes can be used.

It is important to note that not everyone with a disability would qualify for a bus pass. There are seven different categories of qualifying disability listed below - please read through them to see if any of them apply to you. If you qualify under more than one category you can choose which one to apply under.

You will need to provide evidence of your disability with your application.

Category A: blind or partially sighted

If you are registered, or able to register, as blind (severely sight impaired) or partially sighted (sight impaired) then you will qualify for a bus pass.

Please read our Category A Information sheet (PDF, 81 KB) before applying. This will tell you which evidence we can accept to demonstrate a qualifying disability.

Category B: profoundly or severely deaf

If you have hearing loss which is greater than 70dBHL in both ears then you will qualify for a bus pass.

If your hearing loss is in one ear only, or if your better ear is less than 70bDHL then you will not qualify for a bus pass under this category.

Please read our Category B Information sheet (PDF, 80 KB) before applying. This will tell you which evidence we can accept to demonstrate a qualifying disability.

If you cannot provide any of the pieces of evidence listed in the information sheet then you can ask a medical professional to complete the Evidence form CT-B1 – category B – profoundly or severely deaf (PDF, 40 KB)

Category C: without speech

If you are without speech then you will qualify for a bus pass.

Please read our Category C Information sheet (PDF, 79 KB) before applying. This will tell you which evidence we can accept to demonstrate a qualifying disability.

If you cannot provide any of the pieces of evidence listed in the information sheet then you can ask a medical professional to complete the Evidence form CT-C1 – category C – without speech (PDF, 41 KB)

Category D: has a disability or has suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on ability to walk

If you are unable to walk or virtually unable to walk then you will qualify for a bus pass.

Please read our Category D information sheet (PDF, 82 KB) before applying. This will tell you which evidence we can accept to demonstrate a qualifying disability.

If you cannot provide any of the pieces of evidence listed in the information sheet then you can ask a medical professional to complete the Evidence form CT-D1 – category D – ability to walk (PDF, 43 KB)

Category E: without the use of both arms

If you have no arms or have long term loss of use of both arms, then you will qualify for a bus pass.

If you have the use of one arm, then you will not qualify for a bus pass.

Please read our Category E information sheet (PDF, 80 KB) before applying. This will tell you which evidence we can accept to demonstrate a qualifying disability.

If you cannot provide any of the pieces of evidence listed in the information sheet then you can ask a medical professional to complete the Evidence form CT-E1 – category E – loss of use of both arms (PDF, 41 KB)

Category F: learning disability

If you have significant impairment of your intelligence (an IQ of less than 70) as well as a significant impairment of social functioning which started in childhood then you will qualify for a bus pass.

If you have normal, near normal, or above normal intelligence then you will not qualify for a bus pass because of your learning disability.

Please read our Category F information sheet (PDF, 80 KB) before applying. This will tell you which evidence we can accept to demonstrate a qualifying disability.

If you cannot provide any of the pieces of evidence listed in the information sheet then you can use one of the following forms to demonstrate your eligibility.

Category G: would be refused a driving licence on medical grounds

If you would be refused a driving licence on medical grounds, other than because of the misuse of alcohol or drugs, then you will qualify for a bus pass.

You may qualify under this category if you have:

  • epilepsy which is not under control
  • a severe mental disorder which would stop you from having a driving licence
  • a learning disability not covered by category F
  • diabetes where you have hypos
  • a visual impairment not covered by category A

Please read our Category G Information sheet (PDF, 80 KB) before applying. This will tell you which evidence we can accept to demonstrate a qualifying disability.

If you cannot provide any of the pieces of evidence listed in the information sheet then you can ask a medical professional to complete the Evidence form CT-G1 – category G – refusal of a driving licence (PDF, 44 KB)

If you currently hold a driving licence, even a provisional licence, then you cannot have a bus pass under category G.