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Free bus travel for people with epilepsy

Post by djctu » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:12 pm

If you would be refused a driving licence because of your epilepsy, you may be entitled to free bus travel (in England, Scotland and Wales) or half price bus travel (in Northern Ireland). You may also be entitled to free or reduced price bus travel if you get certain benefits. You are not eligible for a bus pass just because you have epilepsy

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https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/info/daily- ... assengland

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Re: Free bus travel for people with epilepsy

Post by Constantine » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:43 pm

There is a disabled person’s bus pass that entitles you to free travel on local buses in England. Other jurisdictions in the UK might have similar schemes.

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-ad ... ed-people/#

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Re: Free bus travel for people with epilepsy

Post by blythburgh » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:44 am

A pity there is not a bus pass for those on job seekers allowance.

https://eastdevonwatch.org/2019/01/07/n ... jobcentre/

Man missed job centre appt due to ill health and so lost benefit and now walks down dark country lanes because he cannot afford the bus fare. Soon all job seekers who have no access to a car will have to do the same as the only bus service from the man's town to the job centre town will cease to run.
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Re: Free bus travel for people with epilepsy

Post by expressman33 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:47 pm

In England you can get a bus pass for free travel when you reach the female State Pension age, whether you're a man or a woman.

If you live in London, you can travel free on buses, tubes and other transport when you're 60, but only within London. In Wales you can get a bus pass when you reach 60.
WHY ISN'T IT THE SAME FOR ALL OF THE UK :x :x :x

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Re: Free bus travel for people with epilepsy

Post by djctu » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:24 pm

4. Support for the unemployed

Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card

This is provided to those unemployed claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit for 3-9 months (18-24 year olds) or 3-12 months (over 25s). Other benefit recipients may receive a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card from 3 months of their claim and if they are actively engaged with a Jobcentre Plus adviser. Cardholders are entitled to a 50% discount on selected rail tickets.

Flexible support fund
May be used at the discretion of Jobcentre Plus staff to help with the cost of travelling to an interview, training or for the first months of travelling to work.

Further information on the support available for the unemployed can be found in your local Jobcentre Plus office. See more details on how to contact your local Jobcentre Plus office

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -transport

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Re: Free bus travel for people with epilepsy

Post by blythburgh » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:55 am

djctu wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:24 pm
4. Support for the unemployed

Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card

This is provided to those unemployed claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit for 3-9 months (18-24 year olds) or 3-12 months (over 25s). Other benefit recipients may receive a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card from 3 months of their claim and if they are actively engaged with a Jobcentre Plus adviser. Cardholders are entitled to a 50% discount on selected rail tickets.

Flexible support fund
May be used at the discretion of Jobcentre Plus staff to help with the cost of travelling to an interview, training or for the first months of travelling to work.

Further information on the support available for the unemployed can be found in your local Jobcentre Plus office. See more details on how to contact your local Jobcentre Plus office

https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -transport
That is good news, but they still have to find 50% and often with a lower income than many pensioners. And how will advertised it is? Far too often these benefits are not known about. Like Pension Credit, how many pensioners are struggling due to not knowing about it. Last winter the local news programme featured one older pensioner who lived alone. She turned off the light and used the light from the TV to save money. She was informed about Pension Credit and and helped to fill in the form by Age Concern. Now she can afford to heat and eat and no longer risks a fall by using the TV for lighting the room. No, she is not living in the lap of luxury like some pensioners but at least life is easier for her.

How many people out there are struggling because they are unaware of benefits due to them?
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