Age Eligibility

The age at which older people become eligible for an English National Concession bus pass is the same age at which women become eligible for the state pension.

 

Anyone born before 5th December 1952 is eligible.

NoWCard Age Table
DATE OF BIRTH DATE WHEN ELIGIBLE EARLIEST DATE OF APPLICATION
6 Dec 1952 to 5 Jan 1953 06 Sep 2015 23 Aug 2015
6 Jan 1953 to 5 Feb 1953 6 Nov 2015 23 Oct 2015
6 Feb 1953 to 5 Mar 1953 6 Jan 2016 23 Dec 2015
6 Mar 1953 to 5 Apr 1953 6 Mar 2016 21 Feb 2016
6 Apr 1953 to 5 May 1953 6 Jul 2016 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 May 1953 to 5 Jun 1953 6 Nov 2016 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Jun 1953 to 5 Jul 1953 6 Mar 2017 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Jul 1953 to 5 Aug 1953 6 Jul 2017 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Aug 1953 to 5 Sep 1953 6 Nov 2017 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Sep 1953 to 5 Oct 1953 6 Mar 2018 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Oct 1953 to 5 Nov 1953 6 Jul 2018 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Nov 1953 to 5 Dec 1953 6 Nov 2018 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Dec 1953 to 5 Jan 1954 6 Mar 2019 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Jan 1954 to 5 Feb 1954 6 May 2019 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Feb 1954 to 5 Mar 1954 6 Jul 2019 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Mar 1954 to 5 Apr 1954 6 Sep 2019 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Apr 1954 to 5 May 1954 6 Nov 2019 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 May 1954 to 5 Jun 1954 6 Jan 2020 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Jun 1954 to 5 Jul 1954 6 Mar 2020 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Jul 1954 to 5 Aug 1954 6 May 2020 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Aug 1954 to 5 Sep 1954 6 Jul 2020 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Sep 1954 to 5 Oct 1954 6 Sep 2020 2 weeks before eligibility date
6 Oct 1954 onwards 66th Birthday 2 weeks before eligibility date