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Disabled Veterans to get free travel in Scotland

#1
I do not know if this has been mentioned yet, it seems the scottish parliment are giving free bus travel to injured veterans.
 
#4
fatjock said:
I do not know if this has been mentioned yet, it seems the scottish parliment are giving free bus travel to injured veterans.
It seems I was wrong: that bunch of cnuts at Holyrood are good for something after all! :D

But they're still a bunch of cnuts. :twisted:
 
#5
FrankCastle said:
fatjock said:
I do not know if this has been mentioned yet, it seems the scottish parliment are giving free bus travel to injured veterans.
It seems I was wrong: that bunch of cnuts at Holyrood are good for something after all! :D

But they're still a bunch of cnuts. :twisted:
OK Frank. But as an ex-army udder squeezer (I milked dem coos for aw der wurth) in the Vet Corps where do I stand??

I have housemaids knee (never worked in Charlotte square but polished range stoves etc) tennis elbow (never played it) and I'm riddled wi syph....

Gorgie Farm Vets - have you ever tried getin oan LRT wi a milkin stool???
 
#6
Spanish_Dave said:
TwentyBandH said:
I'm a war pensioner and have had free bus travel in England for quite a while.
How do you get it :?
Applied for a bus pass from my local council same as a "normal" pensioner.

Ring the local social services team or the council's Public Transport team or whatever they are called in your area, fill in some forms hand over a couple of photo's and wait for bus pass to drop through your letter box :D
 
#7
TwentyBandH said:
Spanish_Dave said:
TwentyBandH said:
I'm a war pensioner and have had free bus travel in England for quite a while.
How do you get it :?
Applied for a bus pass from my local council same as a "normal" pensioner.

Ring the local social services team or the council's Public Transport team or whatever they are called in your area, fill in some forms hand over a couple of photo's and wait for bus pass to drop through your letter box :D
Is it Pukka :?
 
#8
Spanish_Dave said:
TwentyBandH said:
Spanish_Dave said:
TwentyBandH said:
I'm a war pensioner and have had free bus travel in England for quite a while.
How do you get it :?
Applied for a bus pass from my local council same as a "normal" pensioner.

Ring the local social services team or the council's Public Transport team or whatever they are called in your area, fill in some forms hand over a couple of photo's and wait for bus pass to drop through your letter box :D
Is it Pukka :?
Yes. On the front of my pass it says "Concessionary travel funded by HM Government with your local authority"
 

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#9
TwentyBandH said:
Yes. On the front of my pass it says "Concessionary travel funded by HM Government with your local authority"
Are you sure that's specific to your War / Army pension and not the national scheme for over 6os and eligible disabled in England?

Link.
 
#11
The concessionary bus fare scheme was extended in April this year to include England-wide travel for those over 60 or those with certain disabilities. The new extension will come into force in 2011 and will include people in the armed services under the age of 60 who have been seriously injured.

more details of the scheme(s) can be found here:

Department of Transport info
 
#13
From the link I posted earlier, Notice its says under 60 in this one


2.29 Concessionary Bus Travel. By 1 April
2011, the statutory bus concession in
England will be extended to include
Service personnel and veterans under the
age of 60, who were seriously injured in
service and who are resident in England. A
similar scheme already exists in Northern
Ireland. Scottish Ministers will consider
by April 2009 how to take forward this
proposal as part of the three year review
currently being carried out on the
Scotland-wide Free Bus Scheme for Older
and Disabled People. The Welsh Assembly
Government is also undertaking a review
of its concessionary fares scheme and
this will include plans to extend eligibility
to concessionary bus travel for Service
personnel and veterans who were seriously
injured in service.
 
#14
Prince_Rupert said:
TwentyBandH said:
Yes. On the front of my pass it says "Concessionary travel funded by HM Government with your local authority"
Are you sure that's specific to your War / Army pension and not the national scheme for over 6os and eligible disabled in England?

Link.
All I can say is that I applied and got a free bus pass from my local council a couple of years ago, I was eligible as I was receiving a war pension. Last year I had to get re photographed and fill in the forms again because of the national scheme that was coming in. I'm under 60 and have a 60% war pension.
 
#15
Prince_Rupert said:
And I appreciate the warning about Cyclops but you might have said I'd have to look at Swiss Des and Ainsworth as well!
I thought the first shock would have made you immune to the other two gurning buffoons
 
#16
Can anybody provide a quote or more details?

Concession already applies for War Disablement Pensionsto give it its full name [where you would otherwise be entitled to Disabled Living Allowance anyway] as a disabled person.

NOT a Service Retirement Pension unless you are over 60 anyway.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/PublicTransport/BusAndCoachTravel/DG_071640

London has already announced they are extending the concession

http://www.london.gov.uk/view_press_release.jsp?releaseid=17533
 
#17
I rang Metro in West Yorkshire today and I might as well have spoken in Swahili, she kept on telling me I had to register as disabled, I kept on telling her there was no such thing as registered disabled anymore, is there a concession for war pensioners I said and her response was she didnt know but I had to register as disabled and so the record went on :x
 

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