A total of 40,987 Regional Seniors Travel Cards have been issued to Central Coast seniors since January 2020, providing over $10 million in potential travel savings.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Regional Seniors Travel Card eases the burden of travel costs for senior citizens.
“The Central Coast is a geographically large region, and travel to essential services like medical appointments and shopping centres can be one of the most significant household costs that seniors face,” Mr Crouch said.
“The $250 pre-loaded Regional Seniors Travel Card can be used to purchase fuel, book taxi services or travel on NSW TrainLink trains and coaches.
“A total of 40,987 Central Coast seniors have now received a Card, which equals a total saving of $10.2 million.
“The eligibility criteria has also been expanded to allow more seniors to access this cost of living relief at this difficult time in light of COVID-19.”
To be eligible to receive the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card, a person must be an age pensioner with:
- A valid Pensioner Concession Card,
- A Commonwealth Seniors Health Card issued by the Department of Human Services or Department of Veterans’ Affairs, or
- A Department of Veterans’ Affairs Service Pension, Disability Pension or Widow’s Pension.
Eligible seniors have until 30 November 2020 to apply for a Card, and 12 months to use their Card from activation.
For more information, go to: www.service.nsw.gov.au/regionalseniorstravel.