Mobility concessionary card
You can now apply for your mobility concessionary card online.
To qualify for a Mobility pass, you must either:
- Be sight impaired or severely sight impaired
- Be severely deaf (minimum hearing loss if it reaches 70 dBHL)
- Be without speech in any language
- Have a disability, or an injury, which has substantial long term effect on the ability to walk
- Not have arms or have long term loss of the use of both arms
- Have a learning disability, which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning
- Be prevented from being granted a motor vehicle licence under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1998, section 92 (other than on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol)
If you meet a minimum of one of the criteria above, you can either apply online or visit the Victoria Travel Centre in person (located in Victoria Bus Station and the rear of Victoria Shopping Centre).
You will need:
- Proof of your address (e.g. a bank statement) dated within the last 3 months
- Proof of your age (e.g. passport)
- If you’re on the higher rate of the mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance, you will need to bring a copy of this with you too
- You will also need to know your National Insurance number as this is required on the application form
Whilst you’re there, your photograph will be taken for your new card and once your application has been processed, your card will be posted to your home address. This can take up to 10 working days.
This allows you to print it out and fill it in before visiting the travel centre.
The application process
If you’re on the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance, or receive 8 or more points under moving around or communicating verbally of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP), you do not need to attend a medical assessment as you will have an automatic entitlement to a mobility card.
If you believe that you are eligible to apply for a Mobility pass, you will be asked to make an appointment with an independent assessor based on Mansfield Road.
They will assess whether you meet the criteria for the card. They will offer you an appointment within 2 weeks from the date in which your phone (this process must not take longer than 4 weeks) and you’ll need to take with you any medical evidence to support your application.
Following your appointment, if you’re assessed as being eligible, your card will be produced and posted to you within 10 working days. If you do not meet the criteria, we will write to you and let you know.
If you didn’t supply proof of this at the application stage, you’ll have the opportunity to once we’ve processed your application when we write to you.