To be eligible for the Transportation Supplement or bus pass, a person must meet the criteria for the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) designation and be designated as such by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
PWD is not a permanent designation and the ministry has the authority to cancel an individual’s designation in exceptional circumstances.
A person may be designated as a PWD if they have reached 18 years of age and have a severe mental (including a mental disorder) or physical impairment that meets all of the following criteria:
- In the opinion of a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner, the impairment is likely to continue for at least 2 years
- In the opinion of a prescribed professional, the impairment directly and significantly restricts the person’s ability to perform daily living activities either continuously or periodically for extended periods
- As a result of those restrictions, the person requires an assistive device, the significant help or supervision of another person, or the services of an assistance animal to perform daily living activities.
- If you are receiving disability assistance and would like to apply for a bus pass, contact the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction at 1 866 866-0800.
- You can also apply for the BC Bus Pass or cancel your active BC Bus Pass using your My Self Serve account.
- At any time, you can contact the ministry to cancel your BC Bus Pass. You’ll then get $52 on your next assistance payment instead.
- If you cancel your bus pass, you can still change your mind at a later date and ask for a new bus pass.