The Buses (Wales) Bill will make changes to the planning and delivery of local bus services in Wales. It will amend the eligibility age for the mandatory and discretionary concessionary fares scheme. Over time this will align with a person’s State Pension age.
The table below outlines when you will become eligible for a free bus pass under these proposals.
|Date of birth:||Age on 01/04/2022:||Age of eligibility:||You will become entitled to a pass on your birthday following this date:|
|01/04/1962 to 01/04/1963||59||61||01/04/2023|
|02/04/1963 to 01/04/1964||58||62||02/04/2025|
|02/04/1964 to 01/04/1965||57||63||02/04/2027|
|02/04/1965 to 01/04/1966||56||64||02/04/2029|
|02/04/1966 to 01/04/1967||55||65||02/04/2031|
|02/04/1967 to 01/04/1968||54||66||02/04/2033|
|02/04/1968 to 01/04/1969||53||State Pension age||02/04/2035|
|02/04/1969 to 01/04/1970||52||State Pension age||02/04/2036|
|02/04/1970 to 01/04/1971||51||State Pension age||02/04/2038|
|02/04/1971 to 01/04/1972||50||State Pension age||02/04/2039|
- Dafydd is currently 57 and was born on 23 February 1962. He will be entitled to a bus pass at 60.
- Nia is currently 57 and was born on 3 November 1962. She will be entitled to bus a pass at 61.
- Richard is currently 55 and was born on 16 April 1964. He will be entitled to a bus pass at 63.
- Karen is currently 51 and was born on 7 July 1968. She will be entitled to a bus pass at State Pension age (67).