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Disabled Travel Card 5 years 5 months ago #1094

  • sonia
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Hi All,

The other day I contacted my local bus company to see how I would stand about applying for a pass. I mentioned that I was partially sighted in my left eye and suffered with Blepharospams.
The reply came back. If I gave them a letter from my GP stating that I have these problems. I could fill in the forms to apply for one.
I just can't remember if a Dr writes a letter's like this for you. Do you have to pay them a fee for doing it for you?
Do any of you have a pass like this? I know you get one when you reach pension age.
Any advice on this would be helpful.
Thanks
Love Sonia xxx
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Re: Disabled Travel Card 5 years 5 months ago #1095

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Hi Sonia

I tried to get a Disabled Person's Bus pass a couple of years ago. My local council gave me a form to fill in, which they then sent off to my GP to confirm I had a disability (ie blepharospasm) that would continue for the next 12 months, and that I was unable to drive on medical grounds.

Unfortunately my GP decided that she couldn't confirm that, as she expected the botulinum toxin injections to give me good control over the spasms. Unfortunately that didn't happen, but I just couldn't be bothered arguing my case (it was yet another battle at the time), especially as I was due to get my Seniors card 6 months later.

My Council told me they paid the Dr's fee. They also told me I could have had the form sent to my Consultant for confirmation - maybe I should have done that and not just given in......:(

If you apply to be registered Partially sighted, and are successful, then you can also apply for a Disabled Rail card. I've not yet gone down that route - think that could be my next challenge before my Seniors railcard expires next year!

Good luck with it! ;)

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Re: Disabled Travel Card 4 years 9 months ago #2077

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Hi,
I applied for a disabled travel pass (havent had the reply yet) by asking for the form at the bus station.
It has two sections - one to be filled in by you, the other to be filled in by your GP - you just take the form to your GP. Once they have completed their part, they post it to the travel authority (they provide an addressed and freepost envelope with the form).
There is no charge for this service. Good luck to you - good luck to me.....
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Re: Disabled Travel Card 2 years 10 months ago #3491

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Hi Sonia, I had to submit my driving licence to D.V.L.A. due to being unable to drive because of cervical dystonia. I got a disabled bus pass, even though I am not able to register as disabled, just with proof of the specialists letter, a utility bill and the letter from D.V.L.A. Are you aware that the bus pass now ties in with retirement age, not necessarily 60, mine is now 66.
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