A TaxiCard is a smartcard, the same size as a credit card, and you can use it to pay for part of your taxi journey.
You qualify for a TaxiCard if you:
- Receive the high rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
- Receive higher rate attendance allowance
- Are registered as severely visually impaired or blind
There are 2 chances to join the scheme each very year - in March and again in September.
If you join the scheme in March your TaxiCard will have £100 worth of credit on it when you receive it, for use between 28 March and 2 October 2011. You will then be sent a brand new TaxiCard with £125 of credit for use between 3 October 2011 and 25 March 2012.
If you join in September, your TaxiCard will have £125 worth of credit for use between 3 October and 25 March.
How much will I pay?
You use the TaxiCard to pay half of the fare for trips up to £6. After that, the TaxiCard covers £3 and you pay the rest of the fare yourself.
How to apply
You'll need to request a TaxiCard application form from Nexus by calling (0191) 20 20 777 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Taxicard scheme, visit the Nexus TaxiCard website.
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