You can apply for the Disabled Persons Railcard if you can prove that you:
- Have a visual or hearing impairment
- Have epilepsy
- Receive either PIP (Personal Independence Payments) or DLA (Disability Living Allowance)
You’re also eligible if you receive Attendance Allowance, Severe Disablement Allowance, War Pensioner’s Mobility Supplement, War or Service Disablement Pension (disability of 80% or more) or if you use a vehicle through the Motability scheme.
For a full breakdown of eligibility requirements and which documents you’ll need to provide as evidence, check out the official Disabled Persons Railcard eligibility guide.
When can I use a Disabled Persons Railcard?
A Disabled Persons Railcard can be used at any time of day to buy discounted train tickets. You can even link your Disabled Persons Railcard with an Oyster Card to get 1/3 off travel around London but it’s not valid to use on season tickets.