Supporting evidence required for a disabled person's bus pass

If you apply for a bus pass because you have a disability, you will need to provide proof of your disability. The following documents can be accepted:

Blind or partially sighted

Borough of Poole Social Services disabled person's registration card showing that you are registered as sight impaired, or a certificate of visual impairment signed by a consultant ophthalmologist.

Profoundly or severely deaf

Borough of Poole Social Services disabled person's registration card showing that you are registered as hearing impaired or a copy of a supporting letter from a medical profession (for example, an aural specialist) stating that your hearing is at 70+dBHL.

Without speech

Borough of Poole Social Services disabled person's registration card showing that you are registered as being without speech, or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award of at least 8 points under the "communicating verbally" category, or a letter from a medical professional confirming you are unable to communicate orally in any language. This does not include slow or difficult to understand speech.

If you do not have arms or have lost the use of both arms

A copy of a letter from a medical professional confirming that you have a long term loss of the use of both arms ie: greater than 12 months.

Learning disability

Borough of Poole Social Services disabled person's registration card showing that you are registered as having a learning disability or a copy of evidence of receiving specialist services, for example, from social services, or are receiving/have received a statement of special education needs or educational, health and care plan, or be in receipt of Disability Living Allowance higher rate mobility component of the award, or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award of at least 8 points under the mobility part of the award.

Have been or would be refused a driving licence for medical reasons

Excluding the misuse of drugs or alcohol. 

A recent letter from the DVLA either refusing or withdrawing your driving licence for medical reasons or a copy of other recent medical evidence confirming you would be refused or would have to surrender a driving licence due to your current medical condition.

Have a disability, or suffered an injury, which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to walk

Disability Living Allowance at the higher rate mobility component of the award, or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) award of at least 8 points under the mobility part of the award, or Borough of Poole Social Services disabled person's registration card showing that you are registered as severely or appreciably disabled, or a disabled person's blue parking badge (which is still valid).

Member/veteran of the Armed Services seriously injured in service

An award letter for a War Pensioners Mobility Allowance or an award letter for guaranteed income payment for tariff levels 1-8 under the 2005 Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

Page last updated: 01 October 2018
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