Disabled persons Freedom Pass eligibility

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 25th September 2020.

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Are you working with London Councils to expand the Freedom Pass eligibility criteria to include those with hidden disabilities such as autism?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The eligibility criteria for the scheme are set out in chapter VIII of the GLA Act 1999. They are supplemented by Department for Transport guidance on assessing eligibility for concessionary travel. There is currently no work being undertaken to expand these criteria as they are set out in statute and guidance made elsewhere. Nevertheless, some people with hidden disabilities such as autism may already qualify for the scheme. As there are many types of disabilities, eligibility is determined by the London boroughs on a case-by-case basis against existing criteria.