Are You Eligible?

The Disabled Persons Railcard is for people with a disability that makes travelling by train difficult.

You will qualify if 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

 

Proof of Eligibility

You will need to provide evidence of your eligibility with your application as detailed in the following table:

 

If you:

You will need to provide:

Receive Disability Living Allowance at either:

  • the higher rate or lower rate for getting around (mobility); or
  • the higher or middle rate for help with personal care
A copy of your award letter showing receipt of Disability Living Allowance in the past 12 months

Receive Personal Independence Payments (PIP) at any rate

A copy of your award letter

Are registered as having a visual impairment

Social Services official stamp in the space allocated on the downloadable form if applying online or on a paper application form

A copy of your Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI), BP1 Certificate (Scotland) or BD8 Certificate for being registered blind or partially-sighted

Are registered as deaf or use a hearing aid

Social Services official stamp in the space allocated on the downloadable form if applying online or on a paper application form

A copy of the front page of your NHS battery book or a copy of your dispensing prescription from a private hearing aid supplier

Have epilepsy and either:

  • have repeated attacks even though you receive drug treatment; or
  • are currently prohibited from driving because of your epilepsy

A copy of your Exemption Certificate for epilepsy medication and a photocopy of your prescription for drugs in line with the National Society for Epilepsy guidelines

A copy of your Exemption Certification for epilepsy medication and a photocopy of your letter from the DVLA telling you that you are unable to drive

Receive Attendance Allowance

A copy of your award letter
Receive Severe Disablement Allowance A copy of your award letter
Receive War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement A copy of your award letter
Receive War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability A copy of your award letter
Are buying or leasing a vehicle through the Motability scheme A copy of the leasing or hire-purchase agreement, dated within the past 12 months

 

Other Railcards

If you do not qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard, you may qualify for one of our other Railcards: