Apply for a disabled person's bus pass

How to apply for a disabled person's concessionary fares bus pass if you have a disability.

Check if you are eligible for a disabled person's bus pass

A disabled person's bus pass gives free off-peak travel between 9 am to midnight every day within Oxfordshire on local buses.

Disabled person's bus passes are only available to those who either have a permanent disability or a disability that is expected to last at least 12 months.

There is no age restriction but you will need to provide evidence that you qualify. Check your eligibility and the documents you need before starting your application.

Eligibility criteria

You are eligible if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Disability Living Allowance - higher rate of the mobility component
  • Personal Independence Payment - 8 points for the Moving Around component
  • War Pensioner's - mobility supplement

You can also get a disabled bus pass if you qualify under any one of the categories of disability issued by the Department for Transport described below.

Blind or partially sighted (Category A)

A person is eligible for a concessionary bus pass if they are blind (severely sight impaired) or partially sighted (sight impaired). Read more details to see who's eligible under Category A (pdf format, 199Kb).

Profoundly or severely deaf (Category B)

A person is eligible for a concessionary bus pass if they are profoundly or severely deaf. Read more details to see who's eligible under Category B (pdf format, 199Kb).

Without speech (Category C)

A person is eligible for a concessionary bus pass if they are without speech. Read more details to see who's eligible under Category C (pdf format,195Kb).

Substantial and long term adverse effect on ability to walk (Category D)

A person is eligible for a concessionary bus pass if they have a long term and substantial disability that means they cannot walk or which makes walking very difficult. Read more details to see who's eligible under Category D (pdf format, 243Kb).

Does not have arms or has long term loss of the use of both arms (Category E)

A person is eligible for a concessionary bus pass if they do not have arms or if they have long term loss of use of both arms. Read more details to see who's eligible under Category E (pdf format, 194Kb).

Learning disability (Category F)

A person is eligible for a concessionary bus pass if they have a learning disability as defined by the Transport Act 2000. Read more details to see who's eligible under Category F (pdf format, 244Kb).

Refusal of a driving licence (Category G)

A person is eligible for a concessionary bus pass if they are not eligible for a driving licence on medical grounds. Read more details to see who's eligible under Category G (pdf format, 153Kb).

Hold a valid Disabled Parking Blue Badge (Category H)

A person is eligible for a concessionary bus pass if they have a current disabled parking blue badge issued by Oxfordshire County Council.

Not eligible

You are not entitled to a pass if:

  • your main residence is outside of Oxfordshire or you have a second home in Oxfordshire which you do not occupy permanently
  • you have a visa limiting your stay in the UK, or you have no recourse to public funds.