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Veterans Oyster card (free travel around london)

edited 2 July 2019 at 6:12PM in Freebies (no spend required)
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edited 2 July 2019 at 6:12PM in Freebies (no spend required)
https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/free-and-discounted-travel/veterans-oyster-photocard?intcmp=54722

Benefits
Free travel at anytime on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail
Free travel on most National Rail services in London
Discounted fares on the Emirates Air Line
Discounted fares on River Services

Official MoneySavingExpert insert Tue 2 Jul:

Veterans of the armed forces, widowers and dependants receiving payments from the War Pensions scheme or Armed Forces Compensation Scheme can apply for a free Veterans Oyster Card, providing free and discounted travel in London. You’ll need to provide a passport-style photo, a photocopy of your ‘Awards Notification’ as well as an application form which you can get by phoning TFL on 0343 222 1234. For more information, see the TFL website, and for other offers, see our Armed Forces discounts page.

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  • slbhillslbhill Forumite
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    Thanks for posting.

    You can get a Veterans Oyster photocard if you:
      Receive ongoing payments under the War Pensions Scheme in your name. This includes widows, widowers and dependants
      Receive Guaranteed Income Payment under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme in your name. This includes widows, widowers and dependants

    Ongoing payments are awarded to service personnel who've sustained a certain level of physical or psychological injury in the line of duty. If you received a one-off gratuity payment instead, you can't get a Veterans Oyster photocard.

    You also can't get a Veterans Oyster photocard if you're eligible for a 60+ London Oyster photocard or Freedom Pass and you live in a London borough.
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