Organization : Government of Ireland
Facility Name : Apply for Free Travel Scheme
Country : Ireland
Website : https://www.gov.ie/en/service/9bba61-free-travel-scheme/
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What Is Free Travel Scheme?
** The Free Travel scheme allows people to travel free of charge on public transport owned by the State. This includes bus, rail and LUAS with some exceptions.
** The scheme also allows people to travel free of charge on some private bus and ferry services.
** You can find a full list of private operators who participate by visiting www.gov.ie/freetravel
** You cannot apply for Free Travel if you do not have a Public Services Card (PSC). To get a PSC, book an appointment at your PSC/SAFE Registration Centre, details available by visiting www.gov.ie/PSCCentres
** If you already have a PSC with Free Travel and it is lost, stolen, damaged or expired please phone 0818 837 000 to request a replacement – do not complete this form
Related / Similar Status : Government Of Ireland Fuel Allowance
How To Qualify For Free Travel Scheme?
** You will qualify for Free Travel if you are legally resident and living permanently in the State, are aged 66 years or over and are registered for the Public Services Card (PSC).
Certain incapacitated people under 66 years of age also qualify.
** A PSC with Free Travel will issue automatically to you at 66 years of age if you are registered for it and are getting a pension from this department.
** If you are under age 66 and you have been awarded an Invalidity Pension, Blind Person’s Pension, Disability Allowance or Carer’s Allowance, and you already have a PSC, a new one with Free Travel will issue to you automatically
How To Apply For Free Travel Scheme?
Return your application with your supporting documents to :
Application Form : https://www.statusin.org/uploads/pdf2022/64983.pdf
Send this completed form to:
Free Travel Section
Department of Social Protection
Social Welfare Services
How To Complete Free Travel Scheme Application Form?
** There is an example on the back of this page that can be used as a guide to fill in this form;
** Write with a black ballpoint pen, use capital letters, place an X in relevant boxes and complete:
** Part 1 and Part 2 and sign and date the declaration in Part 8;
** Part 3 if you are under 66 years of age;
** Part 4 if you wish for your partner to travel with you;
** Part 5 if you are medically assessed as unfit to travel alone; and
** Part 6 if you are registered blind.
How Can I Get Help And Further Information?
** If you need any help to complete this form, please contact the Free Travel section by email at freetravelqueries [AT] welfare.ie or by calling 071 915 7100 or 0818 200 400.
** Your local Intreo Centre, Social Welfare Office or any Citizens Information Centre can also help.
** You can find the name and address of your local Intreo Centre or Social Welfare Office at www.gov.ie/intreocentres