Free Oyster Card for Veterans

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  1. Veterans Concessionary Travel Scheme | Transport for London

    Quiet day in the office and came acroos the fact that Transport for London provide free travel for people in receipt of a military pension.

    Seems well worth it.

    Follow the link or ring :
    1. To apply for a Veterans Oyster photocard, you must contact our Oyster photocard team on 0845 331 9872. You will need to provide your full postal address over the phone and we will send you an application form.
     
  2. You must provide a UK address though. So if you are an ex-pat then you need family/friends address to send both the application form and the card to.

    Have just got mine but havent had a chance to try it out yet.
     
  3. Not all pensioners. Only for those that have come out under War Pensions Scheme or Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.
     
  4. Correct. Veterans Concessionary Travel Scheme | Transport for London

    "Section 2 - Eligibility criteria

    The eligibility criteria for the VCTS are agreed with the Ministry of Defence.
    To be eligible for the VCTS, you must be the named recepient of an ongoing pension or guaranteed income payment under the United Kingdom's War Pensions Scheme or Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. You must not be in receipt of an equivalent concession such as a Freedom Pass issued by a London borough.
    TfL may check the eligibility of applicants for the VCTS with the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA).
    You do not need to be resident in the UK to be eligible for the scheme".
     
  5. hmmm,

    Yes, sorry my mistake. See below for criteria

    To be eligible for the VCTS, you must be the named recepient of an ongoing pension or guaranteed income payment under the United Kingdom's War Pensions Scheme or Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. You must not be in receipt of an equivalent concession such as a Freedom Pass issued by a London borough.
     
  6. Still a good pointer from the OP and the VCTS scheme's not bad. Not everyone will know about this and if at some stage you want to visit London, transport will be a doddle. It can be pretty dear getting round London on public transport, Zone tickets and Buses costs all mount up especially if you don't buy them in advance. When I applied (use the number the OP gave) they were polite and sent out the Forms to arrive within three working days.
     
  7. Best post in ages. Thank you very much matey

    HH