What do you need to apply for a Freedom Pass?

For all Freedom Pass applications one proof of name and age, and one proof of address is required….Documents and photograph

  1. Current passport.
  2. Medical card.
  3. Birth certificate (unless your name has changed)
  4. Current driving licence.
  5. Letter of state pension entitlement (Please include your date of birth)
  6. European ID card.

Can I get a Freedom Pass if I get PIP?

You’ll automatically get the disabled person’s Freedom Pass if you meet one of the following criteria: receive the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance. receive eight points or more in the ‘moving around’ component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

What’s the difference between a Freedom Pass and a 60+ Oyster card?

New 60+ London Oyster photocard will give free travel on all TfL services from 1 November. However, unlike the Freedom Pass, 60+ Oystercard holders will not be able to use their card to travel free of charge on local bus services in other parts of the country.

Is Freedom Pass going to be stopped?

Approximately 650 current Freedom Pass holders per borough, a total of 21,000 (1.6 per cent of the total across London) have not responded. These Freedom Passes will be stopped from 3 February.

Who qualifies for a London Freedom Pass?

What age do you get a Freedom Pass? If you were aged 60 or over on the 6th of April 2010 then you automatically qualify for a Freedom Pass. However, as the pension age moves from 60 to 65, the eligibility age for a Freedom Pass will gradually increase to age 65 until the 5th of April 2020.

Can carers get a Freedom Pass?

Carers of someone with a disability are not eligible for a Freedom Pass. A Freedom Pass holder who finds it too difficult to travel without assistance using public transport may be eligible for the Taxicard scheme, which is also managed by London Councils.

What does enhanced PIP entitle you to?

If you get PIP you may be entitled to extra money on top of your existing benefits, a reduction in your council tax or road tax bills and discounts on travel. You’ll need your PIP award letter before you can apply for this extra help. This award letter is sometimes called a PIP award notice.

Can I use my Freedom Pass during lockdown?

They will mean that all passengers with an Older Person’s Freedom Pass, 60+ Oyster photocard or English National Concessionary Scheme pass will not be able to use those passes during morning peak hours in order to help support social distancing on the public transport network and help control the coronavirus.

Do pensioners get free travel in London?

Free older person’s bus pass means you can travel free on local buses in England. The Senior Railcard is an annual savings card. London Freedom Pass gives you free or discounted travel for London residents across London transport networks, including trams, national rail, the underground, river services, and buses.

How to apply for a disabled person’s Freedom Pass?

To apply for a Disabled Person’s Freedom Pass you need to complete an application form. The application form can be downloaded from Wandsworth Council’s website or to ask for one to be put in the post to you, please call 020 8871 8871. You will need to provide one proof of your name and age and one proof of your current address.

Where can I apply for London Councils Freedom Pass?

If you live in the London Borough of Camden you can now apply for the Older Person’s Freedom Pass scheme directly via the London Councils website. London Councils administers the scheme on behalf of the 32 London Boroughs and the City of London. At the top of this webpage you will find instructions on how to apply.

Where do I Send my Freedom Pass application?

Enclose proof of your identity and proof of your address – Documents you need Freedom Pass Application, PO Box 572, Hull, HU9 9LP Please make sure you put enough postage on the envelope to ensure your application is delivered.

Can a Freedom Pass be used on a bus outside London?

If you’ve got an English National Concessionary Scheme bus pass, issued by an English council outside of London, you can travel on our buses. Just show your pass to the driver.