Job centre plus travel discount card??

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Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

please can you tell me what the eligibility requirements for the job centre plus travel discount card are?

Also is it true I have to be living in or just be about to start a job in London to be able to get a card?

Yours faithfully,

kevin

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Dear Kevin,

Thank you for the following Freedom of Information requests received on
23/07/2012:

Please can you tell me what the eligibility requirements for the job
centre plus travel discount card are?

Also is it true I have to be living in or just be about to start a job
in London to be able to get a card?

In England and Wales, the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card is
available to:
* people who have been claiming Jobseeker's Allowance for 6 months
up until referral to the Work Programme, which is typically at 9 months
for 18-24 year olds and 12 months for 25 year olds and over; and
* people who are claiming Incapacity Benefit, Employment & Support
Allowance or Income Support claimants and are actively engaged with an
adviser about returning to employment.

In Scotland, the Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card is available to:
* people who have been claiming Jobseeker's Allowance claimants
for 13 weeks;
* people who are claiming Incapacity Benefit, Employment & Support
Allowance or Income Support claimants and are actively engaged with an
adviser about returning to employment;
* Work Programme participants for two periods of no more than 13
weeks each, during the two-year period on the programme.
* Stage one Work Choice participants.
Turning to your second point, you do not have to live in or be about to
start a job in London to be eligible for the Travel Discount Card.

If you have any queries about this letter please contact me quoting the
reference number above.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

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