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Benefits and eligibility

You may be eligible for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card if you claim:

  • Universal Credit
    • in the All Work Related Requirements group from 13 weeks to point of Work Programme referral
    • not in the All Work Related Requirements group and are actively engaged with a Work Services Coach in returning to employment
  • JSA from 13 weeks to point of Work Programme referral
  • Incapacity Benefit or Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support and are actively engaged with an adviser in returning to employment

You might also be eligible for help with your fares during the first few months of commuting to a new job. Contact your local Jobcentre Plus office for more information.

You won't be eligible for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card if you're participating in the Work Programme.

How much do I save?

When you have a Jobcentre Plus travel discount added to an Oyster card you can get:

  • Half adult-rate pay as you go fares
  • Child-rate 7 Day, Monthly or longer period (up to three months) Travelcard, or Bus & Tram Passes

Jobcentre Plus discounts are not available on paper single or return tickets, or Group Day Travelcards.

Get more information about fares.

How do I apply?

To apply for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card, you'll need to go to your local Jobcentre Plus office.

Using your discount card

To use the Jobcentre Plus travel discount, you'll need an Oyster card which you've registered at a Tube station, Oyster Ticket Stop or Visitor or Travel Information Centre. You can then ask the staff to add your discount entitlement onto your Oyster card.

Once you've got your Jobcentre Plus travel discount on your Oyster card, please remember to:

  • Carry your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card and Oyster card and Oyster card together at all timesĀ  when you travel
  • Touch in and out on the yellow card readers at the start and end of your journeys

You must not let anyone else use your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card or Oyster card.

Expiry

Your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card is only valid for three months.

Lost, stolen or damaged cards

Find out what to do if your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card is lost, damaged or stolen.