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Travel vouchers

If you can't use ordinary buses because you're disabled, blind, or find it hard to walk, you could get vouchers for taxis or accessible travel like Ring & Ride.

Do you qualify?

To qualify for travel vouchers you must:

• be registered as blind; or
• get Disability Living Allowance (DLA) with the higher rate mobility component; or
• get Personal Independece Payment (PIP) with the enhanced mobility component; or
• get higher rate Attendance Allowance; or
• get War Pensioners Mobility Supplement; or
• if you don't get any of those benefits, but you can't walk 100 metres, or climb steps of 30 centimetres – as long as a doctor confirms this.

You can't use vouchers if you already have a National Concessionary Travel Pass, or a Concessionary Plus Pass.

The costs and the benefits

You buy travel vouchers and use them instead of cash to pay for your transport. They work out as a quarter of the normal travel costs. For example, you get £10 worth of travel vouchers for just £2.50.

You can buy up to £120 worth of vouchers at a time (costing £30), and you can do this up to six times a year – from April to March.

You should only buy as many vouchers as you need because we are unable to give refunds for unused vouchers at the end of March.

You can use the vouchers to pay for taxis, private hire vehicles, community transport schemes and accessible bus services anywhere in Greater Manchester and neighbouring counties.

Apply for travel vouchers

You must be a member of the travel vouchers scheme to order travel vouchers.

If you are not currently a member, download the membership application form, complete and send this to the address stated on the form.

Once you are a travel voucher scheme member, you can apply for travel vouchers by telephoning 0161 244 1050.