Who can apply for a freedom pass
Disabled Freedom Passes enable eligible disabled people who have not yet reached the qualifying age for an over 60s Freedom Pass to travel free on nearly all public transport within Greater London and on most buses in England.
You may be eligible for a Freedom Pass if you are
- partially sighted
- profoundly or severely deaf
- without speech
- in receipt of Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance or the Mobility Component of PIP (Personal Independence Payment)
- in receipt of War Pensioners Mobility Supplement
- a learning disability;
- a disability or injury which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk;
- no arms or long- term loss of the use of both arms
- disability or health problem that would prevent an application for a driving licence being approved.
Such conditions would include epilepsy, severe mental disorders and conditions which cause sudden attacks of giddiness or fainting. Also included would be any disability that is likely to mean that your driving could cause danger to the public.
You may be requested to attend an assessment by an occupational therapist. This assessment ensures that all applicants receive an impartial and consistent decision as to whether they meet the criteria or not. Applicants who have suffered a trauma or have had/are due to have surgery may be required to wait for a period of 6 months prior to an assessment to allow for recovery.