Scotland-wide free bus scheme (National Entitlement Card)

The Scotland-wide free bus travel scheme for older and disabled people is open to holders of a free National Entitlement Card (NEC). 

Eligibility

If you are over 60 or have a disability, you could be eligible for free bus travel to get around Scotland and your local area.

Over 60s eligibility

To be eligible for the NEC, you must be:

  • over 60 years old
  • a resident of Scotland

Disabled people eligibility

To be eligible for the NEC, you must:

How to apply

You can obtain an application form from a selection of offices or by contacting the NEC team.

Once you have completed the application please return it to your most convenient office for validation along with the appropriate documentation to support your application.

If your application is urgent, we recommend that you return it to a council office. 

Supporting documentation

If you are over 60 or have a disability, when applying for an National Entitlement Card, you also need to provide: 

  • a recent photograph of passport quality and standard
  • proof of person (official document with a photo such as passport, driving licence, etc.)
  • proof of residence (utility bill, council tax bill, TV licence, bank statement, etc.) 

For more information on acceptable proofs visit the proofs page on the NEC website

Additional supporting documentation for disabled people

If you have a disability you will also need to provide additional supporting documentation as proof of your disability.

The documentation you will need to provide depends on the type of disability that you have. View the detailed list of documents corresponding to each disabled persons eligibility criteria.  

For any questions about the National Entitlement Card please contact the NEC team.

Offices accepting applications

The following council offices accept and validate both disabled persons and over 60s applications:

In addition the following locations accept and validate forms for the over 60s:

Post offices may take longer to validate your form. Please check the time scale with the individual post office.

Contact us

If you have any specific queries regarding the application process, or would like to know what other services can be added to your card please contact:

Telephone: 03456 081208
Email: entitlementcard@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Or send queries in writing to:
Freepost
Access Aberdeenshire

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