Disabled Persons Railcard £20 for one year [READ DESCRIPTION]
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If you have a disability that makes travelling by train difficult, you may qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk (see 'Are you eligible?' below).

It costs £20 for one year, or £54 for three years (equivalent to £18 per year), and gets you one-third off most train travel. That means if you spend over £60 on eligible rail fares in a year (or £55 if you have a three year card), then it's worth getting one as the savings beat the cost of the card.

Unlike most other railcards, there are no time restrictions for when the Disabled Persons Railcard can be used, although it won't work on season tickets. What's more, if you travel with another adult, they'll also get one-third off.

Are you eligible?

You should qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard if any of these apply to you:

Receive Personal Independence Payments (PIP).
Receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at either the higher or lower rate for the mobility component, or the higher or middle rate for the care component.
Have a visual impairment.
Have a hearing impairment.
Have epilepsy.
Receive Attendance Allowance or Severe Disablement Allowance.
Receive War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement.
Receive War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability.
Buy or lease a vehicle through the Motability scheme.

You'll need to provide evidence of your eligibility when applying – see the Disabled Persons Railcard site for a list of accepted proof [ disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/are…le/ ].

The railcard can't be bought at station ticket offices, but you can pick up an application form which you'll need to complete and post – or you can apply for the card online.

Can children get this railcard?

If your child (aged 5-15) has one of the eligible disabilities, they can apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard (or you can apply on their behalf). They won't get discounted child fares, but the card will allow one adult travelling with them to get one-third off.

CREDIT: moneysavingexpert.com/dea…ard

24 Comments

Great. Thank you.

Oh jeez. I remember the last time this was posted. All hell broke loose!!!

Ordered for my Uncle and arrived in 4 days. Great value and ready for his last trip to Scotland before he has to get a Passport.

Not a deal I've been paying this price for 10 years or so.

no, not a deal

Not a deal been same price for long time

My three year card is up for renewal and it was £54 last time.

I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being disabled? I mean people on jobseekers get less money, usually people on dla get more money. But only one gets a discount? Equality? I'm in neither of these categories but I just can't understand it.

Glockage

I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being … I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being disabled? I mean people on jobseekers get less money, usually people on dla get more money. But only one gets a discount? Equality? I'm in neither of these categories but I just can't understand it.


You don't use the service in full, either you struggle to get to the platform, you get anxious with so many people around you etc. So it makes sense you don't pay the full price.
You could argue you couldn't get on a bus that was packed with school kids who travel for free and pay for your travel.

I couldn't find the advantages to this over the standard railcard tbh, other than your travel partner can also get the discount. But doesn't the standard one cover 4 people travelling?If you travel alone I don't think it has any benefit. I couldn't find the bit where it says it's less restricted. Railcards have gotten way to complicated.

Glockage

I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being … I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being disabled? I mean people on jobseekers get less money, usually people on dla get more money. But only one gets a discount? Equality? I'm in neither of these categories but I just can't understand it.



​Off the top of my head, there are railcards for 16-25, Friends & Family, Two Together, Armed Forces & Senior Citizens.... yet you want to have a whinge about Disabled Person card?

You do realise its not a freebie? You have to buy the card...you have to qualify for the card..then you have to pay for your travel!

You can't understand it because you are too dull & prejudiced to understand it
Edited by: "Gollywood" 19th Mar

Gollywood

​Off the top of my head, there are railcards for 16-25, Friends & Family, … ​Off the top of my head, there are railcards for 16-25, Friends & Family, Two Together, Armed Forces & Senior Citizens.... yet you want to have a whinge about Disabled Person card?You do realise its not a freebie? You have to buy the card...you have to qualify for the card..then you have to pay for your travel!You can't understand it because you are too dull & prejudiced to understand it



​I'm not whining at all, I'm asking a question but obviously you didn't understand that because your dull and prejudiced...

ohdearohdear

You don't use the service in full, either you struggle to get to the … You don't use the service in full, either you struggle to get to the platform, you get anxious with so many people around you etc. So it makes sense you don't pay the full price.You could argue you couldn't get on a bus that was packed with school kids who travel for free and pay for your travel.



​Are the platforms not disability friendly? My whole point was to ask why say someone is disabled get a a discount but not say someone seeking work who might have to get a train to a interview but probably can't afford to do so on the £75 a week ~

Glockage

I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being … I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being disabled? I mean people on jobseekers get less money, usually people on dla get more money. But only one gets a discount? Equality? I'm in neither of these categories but I just can't understand it.


That's quite a narrow view of disabilities there Glockage.
People can be registered for a huge number of reasons and DLA/PIP is generally all they can receive in benefits. Those on JS/ESA or whatever it's labelled as today can also get other benefits added on that can take the equivalent 'income' to £20-£25k a year which, IIRC, in round terms is around a £40k job before tax and NI.
Those with disabilities have to make their allowance stretch as there's little else available to them from the benefits system. My own narrow view from the opposite end of the tunnel is that anything that helps with mobility and quality of life such as being able to travel cheaply looks good to me. Also, IIRC there is an allowance to buy clothes and aid for transport costs to go to interviews if you are actively seeking work.

That said, you've had your say and I and others have had theirs and I'm certainly not debating the worthiness of one person over another.

HEAT from me for the deal.

Gallois

I couldn't find the advantages to this over the standard railcard tbh... … I couldn't find the advantages to this over the standard railcard tbh... I couldn't find the bit where it says it's less restricted.



See here

disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/usi…ts/


There are no time restrictions on the Disabled Persons Railcard, so you can use it to get a discount on tickets at any time of the day.

Glockage

​Are the platforms not disability friendly? My whole point was to ask why … ​Are the platforms not disability friendly? My whole point was to ask why say someone is disabled get a a discount but not say someone seeking work who might have to get a train to a interview but probably can't afford to do so on the £75 a week ~


No the platfotms are not disability friendly, nor most of the rolling stock, station signage, lack of lifts. I could go on but I don't think I need to.

Glockage

​I'm not whining at all, I'm asking a question but obviously you didn't u … ​I'm not whining at all, I'm asking a question but obviously you didn't understand that because your dull and prejudiced...



​The unemployed CAN get help with travel costs. And they can get far bigger discounts without paying for any card!!

Glockage

I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being … I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being disabled? I mean people on jobseekers get less money, usually people on dla get more money. But only one gets a discount? Equality? I'm in neither of these categories but I just can't understand it.



It's not because being disabled means you get less value out of the service, it just reflects the fact that you may have no other option but to use that expensive train to get where you have to go, if you physically can't jump in the car and drive there instead for example.

That seems reasonable to me, certainly at least as valid as giving discounts to under 25s!

That's also the reason the disabled card does not have the off-peak restrictions of the others, because it's a lifeline for those who need to use that train to commute to work, and would otherwise perhaps be unable to find work at all and then be reliant on much bigger benefits. Make sense?

dazza99

See here … See here http://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk/using-your-railcard/the-benefits/There are no time restrictions on the Disabled Persons Railcard, so you can use it to get a discount on tickets at any time of the day.



Cool thanks! At last a benefit of being deaf! It was quite easy to get online just needed to upload a picture of my hearing aid battery card from the hospital.

robo989

Not a deal I've been paying this price for 10 years or so.



---------------------------- and did you post it as a deal back then or just kept it to yourself for ten years?

Glockage

I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being … I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being disabled? I mean people on jobseekers get less money, usually people on dla get more money. But only one gets a discount? Equality? I'm in neither of these categories but I just can't understand it.


LUCKY YOU.

robo989

Not a deal I've been paying this price for 10 years or so.

Glockage

I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being … I don't understand why you would get discounted prices for being disabled? I mean people on jobseekers get less money, usually people on dla get more money. But only one gets a discount? Equality? I'm in neither of these categories but I just can't understand it.



If you are genuinely disabled and not some try on scum bag with a "bad back" then you find out about all these things when your life changing disability takes over your life.


To help with the cost of getting around.
Some people need someone to be with them when they travel like a support worker. Poor memory, concentration, forget to get off train, can't drive. etc, use your loaf.

edit - sorry if the above sounds coarse. It's just pretty obvious the two people making these posts aren't disabled and have no need of this deal. One virtue signalling, the other complaining.
Edited by: "robo989" 21st Mar

robo989

If you are genuinely disabled and not some try on scum bag with a "bad … If you are genuinely disabled and not some try on scum bag with a "bad back" then you find out about all these things when your life changing disability takes over your life.To help with the cost of getting around.Some people need someone to be with them when they travel like a support worker. Poor memory, concentration, forget to get off train, can't drive. etc, use your loaf.edit - sorry if the above sounds coarse. It's just pretty obvious the two people making these posts aren't disabled and have no need of this deal. One virtue signalling, the other complaining.



A bit hypocritical here.
You knocked the post in the first place.
Many people who can get the deal may not have known about it until they saw it here.
They was no need for a sm*rt ass comment about knowing about it for ten years.
Do you ever post deals or keep them to yourself?
Saying people should find out for themselves could be said about all deals and then we wouldn`t need this site to tell us about them.
As for saying the two posters aren`t disabled, how do you know?
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