West Berkshire Council

Apply for a Disabled Person's Bus Pass

A pass for those who are physically disabled, have a learning difficulty or would be refused a driving licence


iCM Form
  1. Eligibility
    1. To apply online, you will need to meet one of the following criteria.
    2. Please select any applicable to your circumstances.

    3. In receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance / Personal independence payment

      1. You are in receipt of the High Rate Mobility Component of the Disability Living Allowance or received a score of 8 points or more under PIP activity 12 [Moving Around]. (Award notice letter from the Disability & Carers Service)
    4. In receipt of the War Pensions Mobility Supplement

      1. In receipt of the War Pensions Mobility Supplement or received compensation for an injury in tariffs 1-8 of the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. (Award notice letter from the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency).
    5. Blind or sight impaired

      1. Applicant is sight impaired, either blind or partially sighted (Certificate of Vision Impairment).'Blind' means having a high degree of vision loss i.e. seeing much less than is normal or perhaps nothing at all. 'Partially sighted' is a less severe loss of vision. Partially sighted people can see more than someone who is blind, but less than a fully sighted person. In general terms a person can be registered as severely sight impaired (blind) if they cannot see (with glasses, if worn) the top letter of the eye test chart (used by doctors and opticians) at a distance of 3 metres or less. Some people who can read the top letter of an eye test chart at 3 metres, but not at 6 metres, may still be eligible for registration as blind if their field of vision is also severely restricted. Only being able to read the top letter at 3 metres is sometimes referred to as 3/60 vision: the person can see at 3 metres what a person with normal vision can see at 60 metres. A person can be registered as sight impaired (partially sighted) if they have a full field of vision but can only read the top letter of the eye test chart at a distance of 6 metres or less (with glasses, if worn). However, if they can read the next three lines down at the same distance, but the field of vision is either moderately or severely restricted, they may still qualify for registration.
    6. Profoundly or severely deaf

      1. Hearing loss is measured in decibels across the normal hearing spectrum, as dB HL (Hearing Level). People are generally regarded as having a severe hearing loss if it reaches 70-95 dB HL and a profound loss if it reaches 95+ dB HL.
    7. If you do not meet the criteria above, you may still be able to apply using the Printable Form If you meet any of the following criteria:

      • - If you are without speech, in any language (score of at least 8 PIP points against communicating verbally).
      • - Have a disability, or suffered and injury, which has a substantial and long term adverse effect on your ability to walk (score of at least 8 PIP points against ‘moving around).
      • - You do not have arms or have long-term loss of use of both arms
      • - Have a learning disability which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning.
      • - Would be refused a licence to drive a motor vehicle on grounds other than persistence misuse of drugs or alcohol.
      • - has been diagnosed with a severe long term mental health problem that has already existed for twelve months orbased on confirmed expert opinion is likely to exist for twelve months. Applicants are required to be registeredwith the Council’s Community Mental Health Team or have written confirmation from the DVLA refusing the issueof a driving licence on the grounds of mental health other than persistent misuse of drugs and alcohol.
  2. Please state the nature of your disability