You could get help with transport and travel costs if you get one of the following:
- Child Disability Payment
- Adult Disability Payment
If you get either:
- Child Disability Payment - higher rate mobility component
- Adult Disability Payment - enhanced rate mobility component
You could apply for:
- an accessible vehicle or equipment lease
- vehicle tax exemption (free road tax)
- a provisional driving licence early at age of 16
You, or your nominated driver, can apply for a 50% vehicle tax reduction if you get the standard rate mobility component of Adult Disability Payment.
You can apply for a disabled person’s bus pass. The card allows you to travel by bus for free within Scotland.
If you get Child Disability Payment, you must have either the:
- higher rate mobility component
- middle or highest rate care component
You can apply if you get any rate of Adult Disability Payment.
A companion can also travel with you for free on the bus if you get either:
- Child Disability Payment - middle or highest rate care component
- Adult Disability Payment - standard or enhanced rate daily living component
Free school transport
Local councils may provide free transport if your child has certain additional support needs.
They may also provide free transport if your child has a health issue, for example a mobility issue.
Find out more about free school transport.
You or your nominated driver can apply for a Blue Badge parking permit.
If you get Child Disability Payment, you must have the higher rate mobility component.
If you get Adult Disability Payment, you must have either:
- 8 points or more in the moving around activity
- 12 points in the planning and following a journey activity
- enhanced rate mobility awarded under special rules for terminal illness
You may still be able to apply if you do not have any of the above but you do have a medical condition that affects your mobility.
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