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Discount rail card for armed forces veterans (<80% disabled)

Disabled persons rail card for veterans who are below eighty per cent disabled.

Injured armed forces veterans who are confirmed <80% disabled do not qualify for a disabled persons rail card (qualification is minimum 80% disablement).

Veterans are being prejudiced because they do not qualify for an armed forces rail card as they are no longer a member of the armed forces, however they could be 70% disabled and not qualify a disabled person’s rail card either.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

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  • party political material
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  • issues that are dealt with by devolved bodies, eg The Scottish Parliament
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The following explanatory notes have been added:

The disabled persons railcard is a concessionary card offered and administered by the train operators (ATOC).

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Rejected

Created By

Alan Jackson

Created On

Sunday 9 June 2013

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