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Disabled Railcard £20.00 many people eligible but largely unknown deal

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I tried to get my mum a Senior Railcard when the glitch was working, giving £10 off the £30 annual Railcard's but I was just too late. But I did some searching and found that there is a Disabled R… Read More
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I tried to get my mum a Senior Railcard when the glitch was working, giving £10 off the £30 annual Railcard's but I was just too late.

But I did some searching and found that there is a Disabled Railcard, and it is very rarely advertised whereas all the other railcards are (friends and family, senior, student etc). I was amazed that the criteria to apply for one is quite wide. My mum has hearing aids and that was enough. I just had to scan the front of her hearing aid battery replacement book to complete her application.

Now here are the very best bits:

1, This card only costs £20 where the others cost £30 per year

2, The card gives 1/3rd off train tickets for the holder, BUT if the railcard holder travels with someone then that person also gets 1/3rd off too

3, Unlike all the other schemes, this card allows you to travel during peak times, not restricted to off peak only.

I hope this helps others, and I just wish I had known about it sooner.

£54 for three years.

- supermann

the criteria aren't as wide as perhaps implied:

* In receipt of Disability Living Allowance Mobility component

* In receipt of Disability Living Allowance Care component - medium or highest only

* In receipt of Personal Independence Payments

* In receipt of Attendance Allowance

* In receipt of Severe Disablement Allowance

* In receipt of War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement

* In receipt of War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disabiltiy

* Have a Motability vehicle

* Have epilepsy, and are prohibited by the DVLA from driving, or have an exemption certificate for epilepsy medication

* Are registered deaf

* Have an NHS or private hearing aid prescription (note a private hearing aid costs around £1500+, so the idiots implying there is a scam/sponging here should get lost)

or a registered visual impairment/blindness

- dudedude

ADDITIONALLY: You can link the disabled railcard card to an Oyster card to receive a 1/3rd off of tube when using the Oyster card.

- to clarify the above comment re Oyster: the railcard doesn't directly give a discount off bus fares, but it does discount the daily caps which bus as well as train and DLR count towards. Emirates doesn't count towards the caps and isn't discounted by the railcard.

One adult travelling with the disabled railcard holder can buy a paper Travelcard, Zones 1-6 or greater, at a 1/3 discount.
- faddy54
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#361
soldierboy001
Whatever way you want to look at it it all reflects on the disabled and teach them young enough and they will see it as a right. People like you can always find a caveat to make themselves feal right but I'm going to have the last word ZYZOMYS. Yes go look it up.

I'm not really sure what you're getting at. Might be because your writing seems fractured; not being "funny", just find it hard to understand people who write like you.

And I looked it up: rock rat? Cutie little fella! What's your point?
2 Likes #362
Stompa
It's worth noting that you can get one for £10 worth of Tesco Clubcard vouchers:https://secure.tesco.com/clubcard/boost/1-year-disabled-persons-railcard/UK-004443.prd
Thanks for that, we need to renew next month and I have club card vouchers. My son is 21 with autism and learning disabilities. He's finished college and working voluntarily in schools coaching sport. The rail card allows him to travel to work at a reduced rate, and also to visit friends from college. I'm cross at all the negative comments about 'benefit scroungers' A reduced rate travel card allows my son to travel independently, visit friends, and work voluntarily.
#363
peeej1978
You know, all these railcards are subsidised by massive government investments. And guess who funds those subsidies? I'm all for getting a bargain. And I'm all for appropriate benefits for those that 'need' it. But I see so many people abusing the good nature of our benefit culture just to save a few quid, and its the hard working, honest tax payers that ultimately foot the bill.

I can't undestand this comment. If you read the criteria you have to prove you're disabled.

The poster made the comment
"the criteria aren't as wide as all perhaps implied"

Which isn't good English and is open to the interpretation that it's a free for all when it isn't.

If you read the criteria you have to be in receipt of middle rate DLA or some other severe disability benefit. So actually it is strict criteria and not just for anyone claiming they've got a bad back etc
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soldierboy001
babylonfree
soldierboy001
smitn1
peeej1978
shabbird
heat given. If you are entitled to this and will make rail journeys, claim it.
Or, if your disability doesn't need it, and you can afford to travel without claiming - then reduce the burden on the tax payer and start living a slightly less self-serving lifestyle?
We live in a society that increasingly persecutes the vulnerable by making them feel less than a person. You may not need it but don't make others who do feel somehow guilty or wrong for taking advantage of a system designed to create a bit more equality.
I'd like to show the other side of the coin concerning wheel chair disable. They sometimes think they can do as they like and have what they want because they are disabled and in a wheel chair and I give 3 instances of many that turn the very people they might need in the future to help them.
Once on holiday we were waiting for a kids show to start on a low-level stage in the entertainments room. the children were all sat down in about 3 rows at the front and parents sat behind waiting for the show to begin and about 10 minutes before the show started in came a bus load of disabled children in wheel chairs that were pushed in front of the able bodied children with force and as Tommy Cooper would have said " just like that ". these disabled were then put to bed, the next morning breakfasted and then got back on their coach towards their next target I presume, all this with the aid of their carers.
At several venues I've been to wheel chair disabled are pushed onto the dance floor by their carers who push them and spin them around to jive type music continually apologising to people they have just pushed or driven into by the wheel chair. How there were no broken bones I don't know.
I know a shop owner that was made to have wheelchair access to his shop at quite an expense and in 5 years no wheelchair bound people have come to his shop.
I am not against disabled but perhaps now you can understand why people can get upset and angry with those who I hope are the minority.
None of those examples have got anything to do with the disabled people themselves though have they. That's either bad planning on behalf of the show, or a poor turn by their carers.
Whatever way you want to look at it it all reflects on the disabled and teach them young enough and they will see it as a right. People like you can always find a caveat to make themselves feal right but I'm going to have the last word ZYZOMYS. Yes go look it up.
You ignorant idiot.Just having a pop at the disabled. Wow you had to move over cos some disabled kids wanted a bit of fun to dance music. Not that they can truly dance but you have to make comments about it and then try to defend yourself making yourself look even more ignorant.
#365
If someone claiming wasnt entitled in the governments opinion they would not get a succesfull claim thats y there are eligibilty criteria on these things some ppl just like to preach where its not needed
#366
Rfs1
If someone claiming wasnt entitled in the governments opinion they would not get a succesfull claim thats y there are eligibilty criteria on these things some ppl just like to preach where its not needed
Just what do you think the Government has a say in on rail cards?
Not a benefit FFS
#367
sparkleyblue
fj1
Annual Disabled Railcard is also available through TESCO Clubcard for £10 in Clubcard vouchers. I have been purchasing this for the past few years from there and during Clubcard Boost season one can buy it for £5 in Clubcard Vouchers. Check the following link.https://secure.tesco.com/clubcard/boost/1-year-disabled-persons-railcard/UK-<br />
004443.prd
Just looked on Tesco Clubcard website but states £10.00 Tesco vouchers for disabled persons railcard rather than £5.00 ???? Couldn't get above link to work

sparkleyblue: I said during 'TESCO Clubcard Boost!'.
#368
scunny
Rfs1
If someone claiming wasnt entitled in the governments opinion they would not get a succesfull claim thats y there are eligibilty criteria on these things some ppl just like to preach where its not needed
Just what do you think the Government has a say in on rail cards?
Not a benefit FFS

I think Rfs1 is just pointing out that if you're applying because you're on a qualifying social security benefit the DWP will already have assessed you for that benefit. We're on the same side here!
#369
Thank you so much for posting this, I had no idea. Just ordered my 3 year railcard and saved a bob or two. Heat from me.
#370
I have diabetes, one of the worst disabilities for freebies, apart from NHS treatment you hardly qualify for anything, wishing I had one of the better ones :(
#371
peeej1978
You know, all these railcards are subsidised by massive government investments. And guess who funds those subsidies? I'm all for getting a bargain. And I'm all for appropriate benefits for those that 'need' it. But I see so many people abusing the good nature of our benefit culture just to save a few quid, and its the hard working, honest tax payers that ultimately foot the bill.

The Government sends £12bn of taxpayers money oversees in Foreign Aid. If people want to give money to these charities it should be their choice not the governments http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38538631
#372
NorthLondonN1
peeej1978
You know, all these railcards are subsidised by massive government investments. And guess who funds those subsidies? I'm all for getting a bargain. And I'm all for appropriate benefits for those that 'need' it. But I see so many people abusing the good nature of our benefit culture just to save a few quid, and its the hard working, honest tax payers that ultimately foot the bill.
I think our taxes go to bombing syria, and colonising other parts of the world.
"and colonising other parts of the world"? after WW2 the UK had to give all the Empire Independence problem is now they all want to come here
banned#373
great find. heat added. xx
#374
Gollywood
jnw1990
kamenitzabrit
jnw1990
Too many people on their high horse getting up their own ****, as if they are perfect and everyone else are peasants.
I guarantee that they wouldn't say a thing in real life to any lady sat on the train with a disabled ticket.
In fact there are so many benefits and ways to help people with disabilities or people that are single parents or people that are unemployed but you need to know about to claim it, they won't tell you about it. My mum is disabled and doesn't work, she could claim for my step dad being her carer and claim more benefits but she won't because she feels like people will judge her, so she struggles on the bare minimum and having to pay more rent on a bungalow because she can't get up the stairs in a normal house.
If only humans had the ability to think before they spoke.
You seem to live in a nice area and are surrounded by nice family and friends - in many places, networks of friends swap information about how to get extra dosh by claiming more benefits when they are actually fit enough to work, but choose not to.
I have spoken to people living near me who are almost proud of their child having something like autism (They make sure everyone they meet is told in a loud voice), as they can claim even more money ....... I think those are the sort of people who are being complained about in some of the comments here, the ones who do not want to work, are able-bodied, but yet seem to have a car, smoke drink etc, when many of those in work are struggling.
You get those sort of people anywhere. I've been out of work on and off for four years, with my depression and insomnia it's hard to hold down a job, especially when most jobs I've had have been minimum wage working 12/14 hours a day or working a night shift for 5p above minimum wage. That's probably one of the reason why I have a butchers at this every so often to see if there's any decent cheap deals lol.
There's one country, I believe it to be Finland, I could be wrong, that gives everyone benefits, for example £1,200 a month, if you want to work then you still get the benefits plus your wage. If you domt want to work then you get your benefits that basically pay your cost of living. I presume They don't have millions of immigrants or problems like our country have though.
Most of the immigrants in UK are here to work or study, so pay their way via taxes or student fees. Granted there a group that are here just to breed & live off the state but not in the millions

If they have not got the money to pay for their studies, accommodation etc they should not be let in. If they are denied a work permit they will say they are coming to study instead.
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Because of the beggar-thy-neighbour outrage over benefits that has been carefully cultivated by politicians and media moguls who leech more than anyone for cynical purposrs, I really wouldn't post deals like this.

I have one and it makes a massive difference to my life for reasons I won't bore people with. If it was taken away it would be devastating - it wouldn't save anyone else any great amount of money as most trains I use aren't full. As I simply wouldn't be able to travel the train would just be slightly less full, with the only saving to the taxpayer being wear and tear from my backside and the slightly greater fuel consumption from the lighter weight.

Be aware there are always people looking to campaign to make those of us who are dirt poor even poorer and think before you post these deals.
#376
fj1
sparkleyblue
fj1
Annual Disabled Railcard is also available through TESCO Clubcard for £10 in Clubcard vouchers. I have been purchasing this for the past few years from there and during Clubcard Boost season one can buy it for £5 in Clubcard Vouchers. Check the following link.https://secure.tesco.com/clubcard/boost/1-year-disabled-persons-railcard/UK-<br />
004443.prd
Just looked on Tesco Clubcard website but states £10.00 Tesco vouchers for disabled persons railcard rather than £5.00 ???? Couldn't get above link to work
sparkleyblue: I said during 'TESCO Clubcard Boost!'.

Clubcard boost been discontinued now I believe?
2 Likes #377
boostii
I have diabetes, one of the worst disabilities for freebies, apart from NHS treatment you hardly qualify for anything, wishing I had one of the better ones :(

Dear God. Are you actually saying you wish you had a bad disability??
A railcard is something you buy and then you 'pay' for your tickets. It's not a 'freebie'.

You can have my disability including the terminal cancer along with my entitlement to a poxy railcard, any time you like. In fact I'd throw in my house too....
Your post must be one of the dumbest I have ever seen not to mention highly insensitive.
#378
faddy54
scunny
Rfs1
If someone claiming wasnt entitled in the governments opinion they would not get a succesfull claim thats y there are eligibilty criteria on these things some ppl just like to preach where its not needed
Just what do you think the Government has a say in on rail cards?
Not a benefit FFS
I think Rfs1 is just pointing out that if you're applying because you're on a qualifying social security benefit the DWP will already have assessed you for that benefit. We're on the same side here!
No benefits for having car licence taken away because of a visual impairment I'm sorry to say.
#379
spot on, don't worry about the critics it's good we live in a country that has these cards for those in need
halecrater
NHS hearing aids are only issued where the hearing impairement is significant. My mum is too anxious to travel on the train alone as she cant hear people or announcements. This way she can travel with her granddaughter or a friend. If she has to though, the railcard covers her alone.
Particularly handy for my mum because for local journeys she still drives but she lacks the confidence for longer joirneys to visit family so can use the train.
#380
Thanks. I had spotted this before and used it/alerted someone to get this help. The fact it is flexible with times is also great.
5 Likes #381
Incredible inhumane comments on here. Funny isn't it, this is a deals site that everyone looks to benefit from.......unless you are vulnerable and need help and then you are just dismissed as a scrounger. Now, that's the definition of bitter!
#382
smitn1
Incredible inhumane comments on here. Funny isn't it, this is a deals site that everyone looks to benefit from.......unless you are vulnerable and need help and then you are just dismissed as a scrounger. Now, that's the definition of bitter!

Indeed. I often wonder how someone without illness/disability would fare if they had to spend a week with my health issues! I'm bar no means saying I have the worst problems imaginable (I'm fully aware there are people worse off than me), but my conditions, when put together a whole, make my day-to-day life uncomfortable at best and a down-right struggle at worst. But because my conditions aren't visible people (including the "assessment" people) assume I'm fit and well. It's frustrating. But that's the world we live in. *Shrugs*
#383
5minsalone
It's worth checking with your local council and see if they offer the DRP cheaper. Mine does it for £13 a year. and for the senior £24.
What's this?
#384
cpiercy
5minsalone
It's worth checking with your local council and see if they offer the DRP cheaper. Mine does it for £13 a year. and for the senior £24.
What's this?

Page from my local council: https://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/transport-and-roads/public-transport/concessionary-travel/concessionary-travel.aspx
#385
jnw1990
Too many people on their high horse getting up their own ****, as if they are perfect and everyone else are peasants.
I guarantee that they wouldn't say a thing in real life to any lady sat on the train with a disabled ticket.
In fact there are so many benefits and ways to help people with disabilities or people that are single parents or people that are unemployed but you need to know about to claim it, they won't tell you about it. My mum is disabled and doesn't work, she could claim for my step dad being her carer and claim more benefits but she won't because she feels like people will judge her, so she struggles on the bare minimum and having to pay more rent on a bungalow because she can't get up the stairs in a normal house.
If only humans had the ability to think before they spoke.
If humans haven't the ability to think before they speak, is that classed as a disability?? Perhaps they already have a disabled person's railcard?? (Only kidding, I totally agree with you!)
#386
annp1
peterbmkelly
peeej1978
quidstretchy
peeej1978
You know, all these railcards are subsidised by massive government investments. And guess who funds those subsidies? I'm all for getting a bargain. And I'm all for appropriate benefits for those that 'need' it. But I see so many people abusing the good nature of our benefit culture just to save a few quid, and its the hard working, honest tax payers that ultimately foot the bill.
The Donald has spoken, albeit, and unusually, in somewhat more than 140 characters.
LoL. Why? Because I have a conscience that doesn't feel comfortable claiming benefits that I'm not really in need of? I don't object to having the benefit available. I object to the abuse of the benefit by people that really don't need it.
Why do we attack the little people when its the rich and big corporations who are the real fraudsters/ evaders whatever you want to call them and is worth a hell of a lot more.
Because the real criminals and tax dodgers own the Mail/Sun/Express/Sky/Channel 5.

peeej1978
peterbmkelly
peeej1978
quidstretchy
peeej1978
You know, all these railcards are subsidised by massive government investments. And guess who funds those subsidies? I'm all for getting a bargain. And I'm all for appropriate benefits for those that 'need' it. But I see so many people abusing the good nature of our benefit culture just to save a few quid, and its the hard working, honest tax payers that ultimately foot the bill.
The Donald has spoken, albeit, and unusually, in somewhat more than 140 characters.
LoL. Why? Because I have a conscience that doesn't feel comfortable claiming benefits that I'm not really in need of? I don't object to having the benefit available. I object to the abuse of the benefit by people that really don't need it.
Why do we attack the little people when its the rich and big corporations who are the real fraudsters/ evaders whatever you want to call them and is worth a hell of a lot more.
1. I wasn't attacking anyone. 2. This thread isn't about big corporation fraud. If it were, we'd be discussing it.

You took a discussion on a disabled rail card to talk about benefit fraud? I told you that corporate tax evasion/ avoidance is worse. You changed the topic?

Anyway this is what is broken not a few people claiming benefits fraudulently! Your text here
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I'm deaf and I've never heard of this deal before

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