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:
- 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
- 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]