REGIONAL SENIORS CARD WILL EASE THE BURDEN OF TRAVEL - ANDERSON
The $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card will open soon for applications state-wide with the cards reaching eligible seniors from mid to late February.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the new card would ease the burden of travel costs for eligible seniors living in rural and regional parts of NSW.
“This is great news for our seniors who live in regional and rural NSW as we have a real plan to improving connectivity in the bush.
“This is why we announced the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card in the last election campaign.
“We are delivering on our commitment to help our seniors travel to and from essential services and make it easier and more affordable for them to remain connected with friends and family.
“Eligible seniors will have a minimum of 12 months to use their card from the time of activation.
“After they have applied through Service NSW, eligible seniors will receive their card and can use it to purchase fuel, use taxi services or to book a NSW TrainLink fare,” Mr Anderson concluded.
To be eligible to receive the $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card you must be an age pensioner with a valid Pensioner Concession Card or hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card issued by either the Department of Human Services or Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Seniors must also live in regional NSW outside Sydney, Newcastle or Wollongong City Council boundaries.
For more information go to service.nsw.gov.au, call 13 77 88 or visit a Service NSW Service Centre