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FREE Bus Pass for those with Epilepsy
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FREE Bus Pass for those with Epilepsy

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Posted 18th Nov 2018

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If you or someone you know has Epilepsy please pass this info to them it could save a few quid If you would be refused a driving licence because of your epilepsy, you may be entitled to free bus travel (in England, Scotland and Wales) or half price bus travel (in Northern Ireland). You may also be entitled to free or reduced price bus travel if you get certain benefits. You are not eligible for a bus pass just because you have epilepsy. Click on the relevant country below to find out more.
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Also worth noting if you have arthritis is the knees or legs you can get a form from you local council and get your doctor to sign it.

This will also qualify you for a free bus pass.
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whitechick5818/11/2018 13:49

Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they …Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they can charge what they like.




whitechick5818/11/2018 13:49

Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they …Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they can charge what they like.


It’s a non-NHS service so attracts a fee.

People complain about a lack of GP appointments, but it’s stuff like this that takes GPs away from clinical work. I get about 2-3 of these requests a day. Includes all sorts of things like little Johnny’s Mum wanting a letter to excuse him from PE.

Just checked and as a GP working up to 3.5 days a week - a day being 8-6pm - I am paying £7616 a year for medicolegal cover that I cannot work without and £390 for GMC fees. That’s £8000 a year I pay before I earn a penny.

Try getting a basic letter of fact from a solicitor for £12.

My job pays well, but then it takes 10 years of training to become a GP. If it’s so easy I wonder why those who complain about our pay don’t do it themselves?
Edited by: "Evil_Dan" 18th Nov 2018
Wish I had known about this when I lost my license. It would have saved me a small fortune whilst communiting every day.
Thanks for highlighting this. I’ve had one now for just over a year and they really do make a difference especially living out where we do where transport to and from civilisation can be expensive using public transport. Also have the 1/3 off disabled persons travel card for train which has saved me a fortune - can purchase those in 3 year blocks for I think £55. Makes the world of difference when dealing with an otherwise pretty rubbish condition. 🏻
senukas9 h, 6 m ago

Soon we all be epileptic, autistic and transgender...


And read the Daily Mail obviously........
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Wish I had known about this when I lost my license. It would have saved me a small fortune whilst communiting every day.
Thanks for highlighting this. I’ve had one now for just over a year and they really do make a difference especially living out where we do where transport to and from civilisation can be expensive using public transport. Also have the 1/3 off disabled persons travel card for train which has saved me a fortune - can purchase those in 3 year blocks for I think £55. Makes the world of difference when dealing with an otherwise pretty rubbish condition. 🏻
Thank you very very much did not know about this... also can children suffering from epilepsy get benefits?
Blahblahblahlol18th Nov

Thank you very very much did not know about this... also can children …Thank you very very much did not know about this... also can children suffering from epilepsy get benefits?


i would ask 1st but im sure they would
great card got one for my son doc charged £12 to sign his name
JAMESANN18/11/2018 13:36

great card got one for my son doc charged £12 to sign his name


Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they can charge what they like.
whitechick5818/11/2018 13:49

Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they …Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they can charge what they like.


you think with the money they make they would be happy to help you out
oB765o55 m ago

Thanks for highlighting this. I’ve had one now for just over a year and t …Thanks for highlighting this. I’ve had one now for just over a year and they really do make a difference especially living out where we do where transport to and from civilisation can be expensive using public transport. Also have the 1/3 off disabled persons travel card for train which has saved me a fortune - can purchase those in 3 year blocks for I think £55. Makes the world of difference when dealing with an otherwise pretty rubbish condition. 🏻



Odd eligibility criteria for the disabled persons railcard. I have a blue badge due to mobility issues but wouldn't qualify as i don't get PIP or DLA. However, if i was perfectly mobile but happened to wear a hearing aid, which may give me adequate hearing, i would qualify. My disabled persons bus pass does give me half price rail travel but only within West Yorkshire.
How about for those whom suffer from pseudoseizures or non-epileptiform seizure.
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JAMESANN1 h, 34 m ago

you think with the money they make they would be happy to help you out


I'm pretty sure that it would be down to the individual; maybe a good way to tell the good 'guys'* from the bad?

* Non gender based use of the word guys
JAMESANN1 h, 56 m ago

great card got one for my son doc charged £12 to sign his name



JAMESANN1 h, 40 m ago

you think with the money they make they would be happy to help you out


My Doc charged me £30 to sign Travel Insurance document (could not go go on holiday due to Illness)
I trotted off to A&E as instructed by the doc, and was diagnosed with something complety different what I was told by the doc.
Edited by: "Fox_meister" 18th Nov 2018
I have it because if my autism as I can’t drive
My doc signed my forms for free
saintie4 h, 45 m ago

Wish I had known about this when I lost my license. It would have saved …Wish I had known about this when I lost my license. It would have saved me a small fortune whilst communiting every day.


"Access to work" - would have paid approx 75% of that.
Great share!
Problem with these free bus passes is when you tap the machine to check in it differentiates the card type by beeping and flashing once for regular card, twice for children card, and three times for a disibility/discount card.
Does it work for children with epilepsy
hannahsanangel18/11/2018 18:44

Does it work for children with epilepsy


This seems unlikely as its in lieu of curtailment of the right to drive, which obviously doesn't apply till you're at least 16 (I'm assuming severe epileptics can't even drive mopeds?).
I gave mine up. I have to get two buses to work and have to pay for both buses because the you can't use it before 9.30am. It works out cheaper to get a weekly ticket. I had to pay £30 to have my form signed by the doctor.
megaafc118/11/2018 19:00

I gave mine up. I have to get two buses to work and have to pay for both …I gave mine up. I have to get two buses to work and have to pay for both buses because the you can't use it before 9.30am. It works out cheaper to get a weekly ticket. I had to pay £30 to have my form signed by the doctor.


In my area it's 30p with bus pass before 9.30am Monday to Friday, unlimited at weekends. Everywhere varies unfortunately.
Sammy8618/11/2018 15:13

How about for those whom suffer from pseudoseizures or non-epileptiform …How about for those whom suffer from pseudoseizures or non-epileptiform seizure.



no, because that's medical terminology for 'faking a seizure'
dazigster41 m ago

This seems unlikely as its in lieu of curtailment of the right to drive, …This seems unlikely as its in lieu of curtailment of the right to drive, which obviously doesn't apply till you're at least 16 (I'm assuming severe epileptics can't even drive mopeds?).


Ok Thank you for replying
Mum2CerysCiaran18/11/2018 19:21

In my area it's 30p with bus pass before 9.30am Monday to Friday, …In my area it's 30p with bus pass before 9.30am Monday to Friday, unlimited at weekends. Everywhere varies unfortunately.


It's pretty sad that people who have disabilities, make the effort to go work just to fund the lazy people who can't be bothered to work.
When I was diagnosed with epilepsy, no one actually told me that I might be entitled to help with travel etc. I looked it up myself after speaking to a lady who's son has severe epilepsy.
Thank you very much for taking time to post this.
I have had this long time ago for similar situation.
Blahblahblahlol18/11/2018 13:08

Thank you very very much did not know about this... also can children …Thank you very very much did not know about this... also can children suffering from epilepsy get benefits?


I doubt it you would be liable to pay travel costs for your children if they didnt have epilepsy so why would they give them a bus pass ? Its for someone who cant drive due to epilepsy.
However if your child has serious uncontrolable epilepsy resulting in multiple fits per day, you may be able to get disability living allowance
JAMESANN6 h, 55 m ago

you think with the money they make they would be happy to help you out


No they only make £57 an hour, they have to get money from somewhere
JAMESANN7 h, 14 m ago

great card got one for my son doc charged £12 to sign his name


That’s cheap compared to Gary Barlow’s autograph.
whitechick5818/11/2018 13:49

Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they …Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they can charge what they like.




whitechick5818/11/2018 13:49

Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they …Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they can charge what they like.


It’s a non-NHS service so attracts a fee.

People complain about a lack of GP appointments, but it’s stuff like this that takes GPs away from clinical work. I get about 2-3 of these requests a day. Includes all sorts of things like little Johnny’s Mum wanting a letter to excuse him from PE.

Just checked and as a GP working up to 3.5 days a week - a day being 8-6pm - I am paying £7616 a year for medicolegal cover that I cannot work without and £390 for GMC fees. That’s £8000 a year I pay before I earn a penny.

Try getting a basic letter of fact from a solicitor for £12.

My job pays well, but then it takes 10 years of training to become a GP. If it’s so easy I wonder why those who complain about our pay don’t do it themselves?
Edited by: "Evil_Dan" 18th Nov 2018
JAMESANN18/11/2018 13:36

great card got one for my son doc charged £12 to sign his name


Why did you need a doctors signature? You can use a prescription as proof if on meds. I did have a bus pass but didnt renew it. You can also use a DVLA letter as proof if you've revoked your licence
You can also get a rail saver card for 1/3rd off fares
Soon we all be epileptic, autistic and transgender...
suecoo19666 m ago

Why did you need a doctors signature? You can use a prescription as proof …Why did you need a doctors signature? You can use a prescription as proof if on meds. I did have a bus pass but didnt renew it. You can also use a DVLA letter as proof if you've revoked your licence


Lot of epileptics who aren’t on meds and also a lot of anti epileptics can be used for other conditions. Pregabalin for pain, topiramate for migraine, carbamazepine for trigeminal neuralgia.

The DVLA letter revoking the licence is all the evidence needed as you say.
Edited by: "Evil_Dan" 18th Nov 2018
I have had one for 7 years now ever since my first fit from a brain tumour and now I have had surgery I still have fits so am now officially epileptic. The pass costs about £15 to get around colchester and the area and also had to pay doctors around same amount to sign a letter saying that I wad eligible. Problem is the disabled bus pass isn't accepted until 9am on weekdays and I have to be at work by then and so I have to by a monthly pass anyway. I just have it incase I need it and my pass runs out over the weekend and don't need it until Monday.
whitechick5818/11/2018 13:49

Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they …Gosh! What a liberty! It’s a licence to print money being a doctor as they can charge what they like.


It's not NHS work. Try getting another professional to sign a form for that fee.
Sammy866 h, 20 m ago

How about for those whom suffer from pseudoseizures or non-epileptiform …How about for those whom suffer from pseudoseizures or non-epileptiform seizure.


The form states if you would be declined a driving license for medical reasons. It's not just epilepsy that qualifies for this.
I guess reading all the help this service provides... Somehow helps knowing tax money is put to good use..
Evil_Dan18/11/2018 21:01

It’s a non-NHS service so attracts a fee.People complain about a lack of G …It’s a non-NHS service so attracts a fee.People complain about a lack of GP appointments, but it’s stuff like this that takes GPs away from clinical work. I get about 2-3 of these requests a day. Includes all sorts of things like little Johnny’s Mum wanting a letter to excuse him from PE. Just checked and as a GP working up to 3.5 days a week - a day being 8-6pm - I am paying £7616 a year for medicolegal cover that I cannot work without and £390 for GMC fees. That’s £8000 a year I pay before I earn a penny. Try getting a basic letter of fact from a solicitor for £12.My job pays well, but then it takes 10 years of training to become a GP. If it’s so easy I wonder why those who complain about our pay don’t do it themselves?


I agree and sympathize withe you but I really think majority of doctors surgeries are run really badly, surely if doctors run them better there wouldn't be massive waiting times in surgery when and if you do finally get a appointment, I really do understand why doctor surgeries take so long with appointments and half of them don't require a person to actually be seen by a doctor. I think it's not really the doctors at fault but whomever is in charge of the way the system works and possibly the reception staff, surely if someone needs a simple letter for what ever reason he doesn't need to go and physically sit there with the doctor the doctor can just do the letter can he not and the amount e.g. for example if there's 10 people in a week who need letters DOJ g for whatever reason if they allocate approximately 15 mins per person I see that as wasting 150mons of doctors time plus maybe another 30-45mins of reception or phone handling time or maybe even more. Why not just have all letters dropped off and if they are simple enough they are dealt with no need to see the person do they the records are already with the doctor not like the doctor does a full examination before giving someone a note for a sick kids or someone who is having a medical for a taxi etc.

Why have they changed appointment times to only book slots uptown 2 weeks and they are always full anyway. For emergency appointments it's really silly asking people to ring at 8am and then nobody is picking the phones up. I don't understand that, just have a answer machine and then book people in when the reception staff isn't too busy, see they just have a mad rush 8-9 then nothing and also seems for emergency appointments thet just give everyone the same time which is most absurd thing that is done surely makes no sense, telling 10 people to come at 10and the. Next 10 12 clock just book them at maybe 10-15 mins intervals like it use to be.
suecoo19661 h, 50 m ago

Why did you need a doctors signature? You can use a prescription as proof …Why did you need a doctors signature? You can use a prescription as proof if on meds. I did have a bus pass but didnt renew it. You can also use a DVLA letter as proof if you've revoked your licence


In our area they now insist on gp letter so it's not simply a signature anymore.
suecoo19662 h, 2 m ago

Why did you need a doctors signature? You can use a prescription as proof …Why did you need a doctors signature? You can use a prescription as proof if on meds. I did have a bus pass but didnt renew it. You can also use a DVLA letter as proof if you've revoked your licence


didnt know that but i do now lol
ned.ford1 h, 39 m ago

It's not NHS work. Try getting another professional to sign a form for …It's not NHS work. Try getting another professional to sign a form for that fee.


are you a doc
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