Why must I wait for bus pass?

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can anyone tell me what’s happening with the bus passes?

On reaching 60 last week I was looking forward to getting my bus pass but on enquiring about getting one at the interchange I was told that I had to wait while December 23 to apply for it and I would get it in January 2012.

I thought bus passes were issued on the person’s 60th birthday, not 61 and 11 months.

I saw a family getting on the bus, obviously not from this country, two females and three children all showing bus passes and was told that it’s because they can’t speak English. I don’t expect any other people who qualify for passes have to wait this long.

If you’re coming up for 60 and are expecting to get your pass, hard luck.

David Hamilton