Eligible older people and also disable people are able to claim a free off peak travel pass for buses anywhere in England. This is something which has been operating for numerous years and is hoped to be kept by the new government.
The bus passes can be used anywhere in England during off peak times, these times are regarded as any time between 9.30am and 11.00pm Monday to Friday and all day at weekends and on public holidays. The bus passes supplied by the government are only accepted in England, this therefore means free travel is not provided in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland. People who live outside England and wish to apply for a free bus pass should contact their local council for details on how to do so.
In order to receive a free bus a certain criteria must be met, this means that the person lives in England and are of the eligible age. The eligible age is people who were born after April 1950 and the age at which you become eligible is tied to changes in the State Pension age for women, this affects both mean and women who are wishing to apply.
For women who were born after 5 April 1950 they become eligible for a free older person