Disabled Person's Bus Pass

Holders of a Disabled Person's Bus Pass are entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England


How to Apply for or Renew a Disabled Person's Bus Pass

Eligible disabled people are entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England.

You will be eligible for a pass issued by Milton Keynes Council if:

  • your sole or principal residence is within the borough of Milton Keynes. A letter from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) confirming eligibility for the state pension, or a copy of a recent DWP state pension entitlement letter, or your council tax bill, provides proof of residency. We can also issue a pass if you can provide a copy of a mooring licence for one of the marinas within Milton Keynes, and
  • you meet one of the eligibility criteria listed below

The fastest way to apply for or renew your bus pass is to use our online form. Alternatively, you can call the Helpline on 01908 254660 and request a form to be posted to you, or collect a copy from Milton Keynes Council Receptions at the Civic Offices and Saxon Court, or download and print the Concessionary Bus Card Form (PDF, 346KB). Please note that renewal reminders will not be sent out to you.

Bus Card Application and Renewal Form

We require one form of identification with all new and renewal applications. This can be a copy of either your Passport, Driving Licence or Birth Certificate. This can be submitted with your application, by post or in person at the Civic Offices.  Please note that a photograph is now required for ALL bus card renewals.

Milton Keynes Council will not refund bus pass fares incurred while applications for new or replacement passes are being processed.

Eligiblility for a Disabled Person's Bus Pass

You must be over 5 years of age and meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • be blind or partially sighted
  • be profoundly or severely deaf
  • be without speech
  • have a disability, or injury, which has a substantial and long-term effect on your ability to walk
  • have no arms or have long-term loss of the use of both arms
  • have a learning disability, that is, a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind that started before adulthood and includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning
  •  would be refused a licence to drive a motor vehicle, should an application be made under Part III of the Road Transport Act 1988, under section 92 of the Act (physical fitness) otherwise than on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol

And provide one of the following documents as evidence of the above:

  • a registration card stating that you are either severely sight impaired (blind), sight impaired (partially sighted) deaf or without speech
  • a Certificate of Vision Impairment
  • a letter from the Department for Work and Pensions confirming that you are currently in receipt of the higher rate of the Mobility component of Disability Living Allowance
  • a photocopy of your letter of entitlement to the Personal Independence Payment qualifying you under the moving around or communicating verbally section(s)
  • a letter from Milton Keynes Council's Adult Social Care or Learning Disabilities Team confirming that you have a Learning Disability
  • a recent letter from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) confirming that you are medically unfit to drive and have surrendered your licence
  • a letter from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency confirming that you are in receipt of War Pensioner's Mobility supplement
  • a newly completed 09MQ12 form, signed and stamped by a medical practitioner confirming that you are eligible

Companion Passes

Milton Keynes Council does not issue companion passes, and companion passes issued by other authorities are not valid for travel within Milton Keynes.

The Benefits of a Disabled Person’s Bus Pass

Off-peak means any service from 09:30 up to 23:00 Monday to Friday or anytime on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holidays.

Milton Keynes Bus Pass holders can also:

  • travel on local Milton Keynes buses from midnight until 09:29 Monday to Friday for just 50p per journey
  • travel for free between 23:00 and midnight


Last Updated: 16 July 2017