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People who qualify for a bus pass
People born before and including 5 April
Permanent residents of Medway qualify for a bus pass.
People born on or after 6 April 1950
The pension age for women is progressively being moved from 60
to 66 to bring this in line with the pension age for men
by October 2020. As a result, all permanent residents of
Medway born from 6 April 1950 onwards will qualify for a bus pass
on the day that a woman born on the same day
reaches state pension age.
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In addition, people with the following disabilities may qualify
for a free bus pass:
- A - blind or partially sighted;
- B - without speech;
- C - profoundly or severely deaf;
- D - with a disability or having suffered an injury that has a
large and long-term adverse effect on their ability to walk;
- E - without arms or having long-term loss of the use of both
- F - with a learning disability;
- G - any disability that would lead to someone being refused an
application for a driving licence on medical grounds (other than as
a result of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol).
Please visit the
evidence page to see the documentation you must provide
to qualify for a disabled bus pass. You can apply for a bus
pass quickly and easily using the online forms below:
If there is uncertainty about who qualifies for disability
reasons, the council may consult with the applicant's GP.
If you have difficulty travelling by yourself, you can apply for
a companion pass which enables somebody to travel free of charge on
the bus with you. However, please note that:
- free travel for the companion is now available
for journeys which start in the both the Medway
Council and Kent County Council areas.
The pass holder can travel anywhere in England within the times
allowed. However Medway Council cannot guarantee free travel for
the companion outside of Kent
- The pass holder will need to provide evidence of why they
depend on somebody travelling with them and the issue of these
passes is at the discretion of the council.