Central Coast Veterans to receive Travel Card

24 Apr 2020 cost_of_living

More senior citizens on the Central Coast can benefit from the NSW Government’s $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card, with thousands of veterans now eligible to apply.

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.


“I’m delighted to announce eligibility criteria has now been widened to include seniors who have reached the Age Pension age and receive a Department of Veterans’ Affairs Service Pension, Disability Pension or Widow’s Pension,” Mr Crouch said.


“The $250 pre-loaded Card can be used to purchase fuel, use taxi services or travel on NSW TrainLink trains and coaches.”


Member of the Legislative Council Taylor Martin said the Government was committed to reducing the cost of living.


“We know that seniors on the Central Coast often require extra support to access essential services like attending medical appointments or travelling to the shops for supplies,” Mr Martin.


“Since the Regional Seniors Travel Card was launched in early 2020, more than 30,000 people on the Central Coast have successfully applied.”


Eligible seniors have until 30 November to apply for a Card in 2020, and 12 months to use their Card from activation.


With the latest health advice and risks associated with COVID-19, seniors are encouraged to apply via the Service NSW website or by calling 13 77 88, rather than visiting a Service NSW Centre.


For more information, go to: www.service.nsw.gov.au/regionalseniorstravel.