What are the eligible categories of disability?
There are seven categories of disability under which a person can be entitled to concessionary bus travel. An eligible person is someone who:
- Is blind or partially sighted
- Is profoundly or severely deaf
- Is without speech
- Has a disability, or has suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the ability to walk
- Is without arms or has long-term loss of the use of both arms
- Has a learning disability, which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning
- Would have an application for a driving licence under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1988, refused on the grounds of physical fitness (section 92) Note that licence refusals on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol do not qualify for a concession
People suffering from other health problems that do not fall under one of these categories are not entitled to claim free travel under this scheme.