Documents Required To Apply For A Disabled Person's Bus Pass

If you apply for a bus pass because you are disabled, we need check certain documents. The documents you need to show us depend on your disability.

Blind or partially sighted

Confirmation from a professional organisation, such as Royal national institute for the Blind or registration with Bournemouth Adult Social Care or a Certificate of Vision Impairment (CV) signed by a consultant Ophthalmologist confirming you have less than 60/60 .vision.

Profound or severely deaf

A letter from an Aural Specialist or an audiologist report confirming your overall hearing level is 70-95 dBHL or 95+ dBHL.

Without speech

A letter from a specialist consultant or G.P confirming that you are unable to communicate orally in any language. This does not include slow or difficult to understand speech.

Do not have arms or have lost the use of both arms

A letter form a specialist consultant or G.P confirming the loss of the use of both arms. 

Have a learning disability

A letter from a specialist consultant confirming that the disability started before adulthood and has a lasting effect on development, or confirmation from a specialist service such as Adult Social Care, that you have been receiving treatment or have a special educational provision.

People whose driving licence has been revoked or refused on medical grounds (unless due to drug misuse)

Either a notification letter from the DVLA confirming your licence has been revoked and why (for what reason) of a letter from a specialist consultant, GP or Bournemouth Adult Social Care. The doctor must state the following:

  • Your disability
  • Confirmation that a licence would not be granted
  • Whether you hold a current driving licence (If you hold a current driving licence this will need to be surrendered and a photocopy of the DVLA letter provided with your application) 
  • Your medical condition does not result from persistent misuse of drugs and alcohol

Substantial and long term adverse effect on ability to walk

A notification letter from the DWP confirming your entitlement to the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at the higher rate mobility component / P.I.P at Enhanced Rate of 8 points for "Moving Around" activity, or War pension mobility supplement. A letter from a specialist consultant or G.P confirming that your walking ability is permanently and substantially impaired to the extent that you are unable to walk 64 meters without severe discomfort.

A member/veteran of the armed services seriously injured in service

A notification letter from the DWP confirming your entitlement to the Disability Living Allowance or an award letter for guaranteed income payment for tariff levels 1-8 under the 2005 Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

Costs

You have to pay the cost to get the supporting evidence (for example if your doctor charges you to write a letter).