Disabled Person's Freedom Pass (DPFP)
What is a Disabled Person's Freedom Pass (DPFP)?
The Disabled Persons Freedom Pass is a travel pass that allows Camden's disabled residents, with a permanent disability affecting their mobility, free travel within the Greater London area.
The pass is valid on all London Transport networks.
Am I eligible?
Applicants must be over five years of age and their sole or principal address is in the London Borough of Camden. Proof of address is required.
The only benefits that automatically qualify you for a Freedom Pass are the:
- Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance
- The War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP) – score of 8 or more points in the ‘Communicating Verbally’ and/or ‘Moving Around’ categories
As of 1 April 2001 the Transport Act 2000 introduced seven new criteria for the issue of Disabled Persons Freedom Pass. You can apply if you:
- are blind or partially sighted
- are profoundly or severely deaf
- are without speech
- have a disability or have suffered an injury which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on your ability to walk
- do not have any arms or have long-term loss of the use of both arms
- have a learning disability, that is, a state of arrested or incomplete development of mind, which includes significant impairment of intelligence and social functioning
- would, if you applied for a driving licence under Part III of the Road Traffic Act 1988, have your application refused pursuant to section 92 of the Act (physical fitness) other than on the grounds of persistent misuse of drugs or alcohol. (Further information can be found on the DVLA Website) – Please also see: Driving and Mental Illness Rethink Fact Sheet (PDF 480KB)
You can find out if you are eligible with the help of our Eligibility Checker:
How much does it cost?
If the pass is used on national railways to travel beyond the Greater London area, the extra onward cost of the journey must be paid before boarding the train.
When is the pass valid?
The Disabled Persons Freedom Pass is valid 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
However, for National Rail services within Greater London, the pass is valid only after 9.30am on weekdays, but is valid all day on weekends and public holidays.
The pass can also be used on many other bus services throughout England, as part of the English national concessionary travel scheme (ENCTS).
Where are the pass boundaries?
More information about the Disabled Persons Freedom Pass can be obtained from the Freedom Pass website
Further information on subsidised travel
- download: Subsidised travel support (PDF 43KB)