If you are:
- On Jobseekers Allowance, Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support
You may be eligible for:
- A Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card to travel more cheaply in London
Can I get one?
You can apply for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card if you are claiming one of the following:
- Jobseekers Allowance: if you're aged 18-24 and have been unemployed for three to nine months
- Jobseekers Allowance: if you're 25 or over and have been unemployed for three to 12 months
- Incapacity Benefit, Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support: if you're actively engaged with an adviser in returning to employment
You can then travel at reduced rates in London when looking for work.
You are not eligible if you are participating in the Work Programme.
You may also be able to get help with your fares during the first few months of commuting to a new job. Contact your local Jobcentre Plus office for more information.
How much do I save?
Get your discount entitlement added to an Oyster card and you can
- Pay as you go at half the adult rate
- Buy child-rate 7 Day, monthly and longer period Travelcards and Bus & Tram passes (the longest period you can get is three months)
How do I apply?
You need to go to your local Jobcentre Plus to apply for a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card.
If you want to use Oyster to pay as you go or buy Travelcard or Bus & Tram Pass season tickets at half rate, you must register your Oyster card and get your discount entitlement added to it. Find out more
Adding your discount entitlement to an Oyster card
Take your photocard to any Tube station, London Travel Information Centre or Oyster Ticket Stop and get an Oyster card if you don't already have one. You will need to pay a £5 deposit.
How do I use it?
- You need to touch your Oyster card on yellow card readers to make sure you pay the right price. Find out more about touching in and out
- Always carry your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card.
- Don't let anyone else use your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card or Oyster card
Your Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card is valid for no more than three months.
Lost, stolen or damaged cards