Is this Railcard for you? A quick check to make sure you're eligible…

You are eligible for the Disabled Persons Railcard 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

If any of the above apply to you, find it in the list below to see the proof you will need to provide when applying for your Railcard. 

If you:

You will need to provide:

Receive Disability Living Allowance for mobility or at 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 showing receipt of Personal Independence Payments in the past 12 months

Have a visual Impairment

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

OR

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

OR

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 

You either have repeated attacks even when receiving drug treatment; or are currently prohibited from driving

A copy of your Exemption Certificate for epilepsy medication and a photocopy of your prescription for drugs. Residents of Scotland where a Medical Exemption Card is not required, you need only supply a photocopy of your prescription

OR

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 or 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