Your concessionary travel pass will be issued by the authority who administers you local concessionary travel scheme. If you currently have a bus pass, your national pass will be issued by the same authority that issues you present pass.
Coach Concessionary Fares
If you're 60 or over you automatically qualify for concessionary fares. Throughout the year during off peak travel times you will get up to a 50% discount on coach services to destinations within England and Wales. Coach services to and from Scotland from any departure point in England and Wales are also included.
Concessionary Travel in Scotland
Transport Scotland is responsible for running the national concessionary travel scheme which has provided FREE bus travel throughout Scotland for many older and disabled people since April 2006.
Concessionary Fares for Bus & Rail in Northern Ireland
Eligible Persons: All men and women 65 years of age or over, who are residents in Northern Ireland, for 3 months or more, and are in possession of a Senior SmartPass are entitled to free travel within Northern Ireland. You can also enjoy free cross border travel. This scheme is paid for by the Department for Regional Development.
Free Bus Travel and Concessions
If you are 60 or over or are 'eligible disabled', you may be entitled to free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England. Find out about free bus travel and about the travel concessions some local authorities offer children and young people.
If you are over 80 and a British national, you could be eligible for a free passport. You will need a full ten-year passport if you want to travel abroad, even if it is for a day. Find out how to apply.
Free TV Licensesd
You're entitled to a free over 75 TV Licence when you turn 75. If you're 74, you can apply for a short-term licence to cover you up to your 75th birthday.
Residents may qualify for a discounted TV Licence fee of £7.50. Residents, staff and residents' families all need a separate licence for their own living area.
Help with Health Costs
Although treatment on the NHS is free at the point of delivery, there may still be some costs (for example, your journey to hospital). However, much or all of the cost can be reclaimed, which should ease any added stress.
London Councils Freedom Pass
Freedom Pass is provided by your local borough councils to give older and disabled Londoners free travel on almost all public transport in London.
Metro Travel Cards
Free travel on the Metro tram, Ring & Ride and rail services within the Network West Midlands area after 0930 Mondays to Fridays until the end of service and all day Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays is an enhancement provided by West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority for residents of one of the seven districts of the West Midlands county (Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall or Wolverhampton.
Senior Citizen's Travel Concessions in Scotland
You can apply for a travel concession card if you are disabled, or 60 years of age or over, male or female. Card holders are entitled to unlimited free bus and coach travel (bus, coach, rail and ferry for blind persons) throughout Scotland and to Berwick and Carlisle. The national scheme is operated by Transport Scotland, an executive agency which is directly accountable to Scottish Ministers.
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