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Certification – Concessionary Travel for the Disabled

Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014, 932 views

People of state pensionable age  are  entitled to a pass which entitles them to free travel on local buses anywhere in England.  This also applies to "eligible disabled" as described in the list below, and patients are turning up with forms for the doctor to sign to prove eligibility. However, there are many other ways of doing this

The Government Department of Tran sport recommendation to Local Authorities is that GPs should not be used to verify claims and ideally the Local Authority should set up assessment centres for people seeking concessionary passes who do not have other methods of proving disability (such as receipt of invalidity benefit, ownership of a blue badge, etc)

(see sections 24- 26 of this document  Department of Transport Advice to Local Authorities on Eligibility Criteria for Concessionary Travel)

 Eligible Disabled Criteria listed on the government website is as follows:

 

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