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disabled bus pass with c+t entitlment

I went to renew my bus pass at my local library last week and thought no problem straight forward  , No they told me I had to get the form signed by a doctor to prove I need it. My doctor is not signing forms as COVID 19 still on go so iam stuck. It clearly states on my pip letter i need someone with me but they say  the letter from pip no good what can I do, please

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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 1,409 Disability Gamechanger
    I have to renew mine at the Tourist centre of all places and often find they are clueless about the rules, might be worth speaking to your local PTE (passenger transport executive) office to see if this really is policy now.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 20,586 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    The most likely reason is because your PIP award doesn't automatically qualify you so they need other proof. You can check the criteria of the bus pass from your local council here. https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-disabled-bus-pass

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,582 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi 

    Is there any chance you can post the form to the doctors for the signature
  • richardgrichardg Member Posts: 11 Listener
    doctors will not sign the form due to COVID 19 so i will have to have a disabled bus pass without carer so that means I will have to pay for a carer to travel with me 
  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 4,582 Disability Gamechanger
    I would contact the bus company and explain see if they can do anything surely they have made changes to reflect covid and inability to get forms signed 

    I am also surprised docs are not signing forms they are signing prescriptions and do they not have electronic signatures 
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