Applying for a disabled person's bus pass

Learning disability (Category F)

Applications can be considered if you have a learning disability, this may also be referred to as an intellectual disability.

The Transport Act 2000 defines a learning disability as:

  • A state of arrested or incomplete development of mind
  • which includes a significant impairment of:
    • intelligence
    • and social functioning.

You will be eligible if you have both:

  • a significant impairment of intelligence. An example would be an IQ of less than 70 or very low cognitive assessment scores.
  • and a significant impairment of social functioning.

A formal learning/intellectual disability diagnosis will have the code F70, F71, F72 or F73 on medical reports.

You may not be eligible under this category:

  • if you have dyslexia, dyspraxia or attention deficit
    hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • if your intelligence is not impaired (i.e. your IQ is
    more than 70), even if your disability affects your
    social functioning
  • if you are applying because of mental health
  • if your condition started after you became an adult
    (e.g. brain injury)
  • if you hold a driving licence
  • if you don’t have a learning disability as defined, you are over 16 and you cannot drive due to your specific needs. Please consider an application under Category G instead.

Please also see our full guidance below before applying.

Full guidance and evidence form

Learning disability guidance and evidence form (Category F) [292.1 KB] [pdf]