Get a 1/3 off rail travel with a veterans railcard
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17 Nov, 2023
You’ll be eligible for a Veterans Railcard providing you have served for at least one day or more in His Majesty’s UK Armed Forces (Regular or Reserve). UK Merchant Mariners who have seen duty on legally defined military operations are also eligible.
You can buy a Railcard from anywhere in the world, although we can only delivery plastic Railcards to addresses in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
The Railcard can be used to get discounts on rail travel in England, Wales and Scotland.
Proof of eligibility
You will need to provide one of the below as evidence of your eligibility with your application:
You will need to provide:
Have an identification card or certificate
A copy of either your military identification card (MOD Form 90), Veterans Recognition (ID) Card, Veterans UK Status card , Certificate of Service or Certificate of Discharge
Defence Discount Service cards are also accepted if they display the wording 'HM Armed Forces Veteran'. Unfortunately digital versions of this card are not accepted.
Have a notification or letter regarding a claim for injury under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
A copy of either your Armed Forces Compensation Scheme notification of Guaranteed Income Payment (ongoing compensation payments), Armed Forces Compensation Scheme notification of lump sum payment (one-off compensation payment), award letter for Armed Forces Independence Payment (AFIP) or a disallowance letter for Armed Forces Compensation Scheme benefits
Receive ongoing award under Armed Forces Compensation Scheme
A copy of your annual payment advice slip
Have a notification or letter regarding a claim for injury under the War Pension Scheme
A copy of either your War Pension Scheme award notification (ongoing compensation payments), War Pension Scheme award notification gratuity (a one-off pension gratuity), War Pension Scheme award notification for supplementary allowances, or a disallowance letter for War Pension Scheme entitlement
Receive ongoing award under War Pension Scheme
A copy of your annual uprating letter
Receive Armed Forces Pension
A copy of either your annual payment advice slip or Gross Annual Income Statement for an Armed Forces Pension (G281ST)
Have served as a Merchant Mariner and seen duty on legally defined military operations
A copy of the personal details page from your Discharge Book, along with the vessel name on which you served and the operation name and date
If you do not have access to any of the above documents, you may be able to contact the issuing body and request a re-issue. Please click here for futher details.
*Please note: MOD Form 90 cards cannot be reissued.