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    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 15th Apr 18, 12:29 PM
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    Proof of PIP entitlement
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    • 15th Apr 18, 12:29 PM
    Proof of PIP entitlement 15th Apr 18 at 12:29 PM
    I have only recently found out that if you get a disablement benefit, that qualifies you at some places to get a free ticket for a carer at places like theatres etc.
    They ask for proof of entitlement but say they don't want to see any financial details on it but I don't understand what I can give them as my letter telling me of the award says what I have been awarded ie standard rate at £xxx pounds for daily living until July 2020 and standard rate of £xxx for motability etc.
    I don't seem to have any other paperwork that doesn't have figures on it.

    Is there another piece of paper without the figures or do people just scan it and scrub the figures out then re scan it to send?

    Thanks
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    • Tommo1980
    • By Tommo1980 15th Apr 18, 12:42 PM
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    I always use the award notice. Just because they say they don't want to see financials, doesn't meant they won't accept it.
    Last edited by Tommo1980; 15-04-2018 at 12:44 PM.
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 15th Apr 18, 1:02 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:02 PM
    Thank you, I just though that I might be missing something.
    • Tommo1980
    • By Tommo1980 15th Apr 18, 1:13 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:13 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:13 PM
    Have you had a look at this scheme:
    https://www.ceacard.co.uk

    Also if you use the rail network you can get a discount card applicable to all fares for yourself and another adult:

    https://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk
    Last edited by Tommo1980; 15-04-2018 at 1:17 PM.
    • Woolco
    • By Woolco 15th Apr 18, 1:48 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:48 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:48 PM
    Hi, can I ask as question an get myself to answer?
    • BorisThomson
    • By BorisThomson 15th Apr 18, 1:53 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:53 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 1:53 PM
    Hi, can I ask as question an get myself to answer?
    Originally posted by Woolco
    That makes no sense.

    If you wish to ask a question for others to answer, then start a new thread.
    • Woolco
    • By Woolco 15th Apr 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 2:02 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 2:02 PM
    That makes no sense.

    If you wish to ask a question for others to answer, then start a new thread.
    Originally posted by BorisThomson
    It makes perfect sense to me.

    You ask a question about benefits, which in the wording will be slightly off. Then the replies will be deleted. (I have received a message today about this)
    • Tommo1980
    • By Tommo1980 15th Apr 18, 2:23 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 2:23 PM
    That's what normally happens with troll posts on a moderated forum.
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 15th Apr 18, 7:09 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 7:09 PM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 7:09 PM
    Have you had a look at this scheme:
    https://www.ceacard.co.uk

    Also if you use the rail network you can get a discount card applicable to all fares for yourself and another adult:

    https://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk
    Originally posted by Tommo1980
    Thank you, I knew about the railcard but I only go on a train once a year so probably not worth it to me.
    As for the other one, I didn't know about that particular one, so thank you again.
    Our local theatre gave me an access card to use when I want to go there, that is how I first got to know that you were entitled to a free carer's ticket, I just have to quote the number on the card now. It also gives them information about special needs so they can sort out a seat accordingly. I went in in person to get that and took my award letter.
    • Hoogle
    • By Hoogle 19th Apr 18, 1:52 PM
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    Lots of places only need the proof once and they can sign you up so all future tickets etc are easily done without proof of entitlement needed.
    ie I have a cineworld unlimited card as that is my local cinema I pay £15 a month for it to watch as many movies as I want, I also have the cea card meaning whoever I take with me as a carer they get in for free. If I book online it does not need my cea card as it has it stored,

    Merlin group, madam tussauds, Alton Towers, London dungeons etc have an annual pass for about £100 if you buy it when it is in the sale on your first visit you take your proof of entitlement and you get a carers card so you can just walk into any of their places swipe your card and the carers card etc.

    I think National Trust do a similar scheme.

    And to be fair my disabled persons Bus pass/ railcard tends to be enough proof to get the carers ticket as they need proof to get them so as long as they are in date being a photo ID as well (not official ID) it basically states you qualify as you have the pass. But not all places accept it as proof of entitlement, yet I have never had a problem.

    As for theatre I went just before christmas asked if my support worker got a carers ticket and they gave me both tickets for free (was an Autism friendly matine showing) So look to see what special showings are on as they are usually cheaper and sometimes free.
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 19th Apr 18, 2:08 PM
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    Thank you, I am new to all this. I don't have a disabled bus or rail card, I have an ordinary bus pass for free travel which shows I am the age for reductions at some places. I don't travel on trains much so not worth paying to get that card.
    Thanks for your trouble, interesting, I'll have to ask now where ever I go.
    • micky2phones
    • By micky2phones 21st Apr 18, 10:14 PM
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    I have only recently found out that if you get a disablement benefit, that qualifies you at some places to get a free ticket for a carer at places like theatres etc.
    They ask for proof of entitlement but say they don't want to see any financial details on it but I don't understand what I can give them as my letter telling me of the award says what I have been awarded ie standard rate at £xxx pounds for daily living until July 2020 and standard rate of £xxx for motability etc.
    I don't seem to have any other paperwork that doesn't have figures on it.

    Is there another piece of paper without the figures or do people just scan it and scrub the figures out then re scan it to send?

    Thanks
    Originally posted by Oddjob
    Hi, sometimes the 1st page states the award of benefit and the 2nd page states the amount ?
    So just show the 1st page, but keep all the pages together for your own records
    • Oddjob
    • By Oddjob 22nd Apr 18, 2:09 AM
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    On mine, its all on the first page unfortunately. You would think it would be separated, would make more sense!! Thanks though xx
    • tomtom256
    • By tomtom256 22nd Apr 18, 11:05 AM
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    You should have a statement of entitlement with the points and award period on, can you not use that?

    Last 2 pages of award letter on mine.
    • Dollardog
    • By Dollardog 22nd Apr 18, 8:33 PM
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    Yes, I've been using the page with the award and financial details on. Thanks for your help, it's much appreciated.
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