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    • himynameisaaron
    • By himynameisaaron 9th Jun 17, 8:12 PM
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    Bus Passes and PIP
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    • 9th Jun 17, 8:12 PM
    Bus Passes and PIP 9th Jun 17 at 8:12 PM
    Hi

    When applying for those disabled concessionary bus passes, which page of the Personal Independence Payment award letter does the council need?
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    • himynameisaaron
    • By himynameisaaron 9th Jun 17, 9:20 PM
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    *bump*

    • Mav6215
    • By Mav6215 9th Jun 17, 10:28 PM
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    When I applied I asked for a letter from the local health clinic that I am under confirming my need for the pass which was acceptable. I never mentioned PIP.
    • p00hsticks
    • By p00hsticks 10th Jun 17, 9:34 AM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 9:34 AM
    I suspect that the proof required may vary from council to council, so you may be better off approaching the individual council in question as unless anyone lives in the same area their response may not be relevant.
    • Quentin
    • By Quentin 10th Jun 17, 9:58 AM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 9:58 AM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 9:58 AM
    Hi

    When applying for those disabled concessionary bus passes, which page of the Personal Independence Payment award letter does the council need?
    Originally posted by himynameisaaron
    If they asked for a copy of that letter, then why not just send them copies of all the pages?
    • jbuchanangb
    • By jbuchanangb 10th Jun 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:10 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:10 PM
    There is nothing on the Essex County Council web site to suggest that entitlement to PIP qualifies you for a disabled bus pass. As mentioned, rules might be different for other councils.

    It is however the case the PIP qualifies you for a Disabled Persons Railcard.
    • Sillym00
    • By Sillym00 10th Jun 17, 12:16 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:16 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 12:16 PM
    I can't find my paperwork to tell you exactly which page it is you should send but I know what you're taking about. IIRC there's a separate sheet which talks about car tax exemption, I think it was this that I emailed to them. You could scan each page and email it all if you're not sure.
    • mac.d
    • By mac.d 10th Jun 17, 1:14 PM
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    • 10th Jun 17, 1:14 PM
    If your council has requested your PIP award letter (you can check via the YouGov website what proof your council requires, as p00hsticks says, they vary - https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-disabled-bus-pass). I'd think you just need a copy of the front page that states you are getting help with daily living needs and/or mobility needs? It doesn't need to be the full thing with a breakdown of what they are paying you.
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 11th Jun 17, 11:41 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 11:41 PM
    Mine was quite good as the same department dealt with the Blue Badge and the bus pass- they just used the proof I sent for the blue badge which was all 13 or so pages of my award letter!
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