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

Make sure you have the right documentation before you apply for a Disabled Persons Railcard.

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. 

Receiving Disability Living Allowance

For Mobility or at the higher or middle rate for help with Personal Care. Please provide:

  • A copy of your award letter showing receipt of Disability Living Allowance in the past 12 months.

Receiving Personal Independence Payments (PIP) at any rate

Please provide:

  • A copy of your award letter.

Visual Impairment

Please provide:

  • 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.

Registered as deaf or use a hearing aid

Please provide:

  • 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.

Epilepsy 
You either have repeated attacks even when receiving drug treatment; or are currently prohibited from driving. Please provide:

  • 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

Please provide: 

  • A copy of your award letter.

Receive Severe Disablement Allowance

Please provide: 

  • A copy of your award letter.

Receive War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement

Please provide: 

  • A copy of your award letter.

Receive War or Service Disablement Pension for 80% or more disability

Please provide: 

  • A copy of your award letter.

Are buying or leasing a vehicle through the Motability scheme

Please provide: 

  • A copy of the leasing or hire-purchase agreement, dated within the past 12 months.