National Entitlement Card
Over 60s, Disabled and 11-25’s (Young Scot) applying for a new card can now apply online at getyournec.scot. No application form will be required in this case
Please view the impact of COVID-19 on the production of National Entitlement Cards.
The National Entitlement Card (NEC) is Scotland’s National Smartcard, supported by Scottish Government to deliver national and local services. Visit www.entitlementcard.org.uk for more information.
There are 2 types of card:
- National Entitlement Card for anyone aged 60 and over and eligible disabled people
- Young Scot National Entitlement Card for young people aged 11 to 25
National Entitlement Card for anyone aged 60 and over and eligible disabled people
The card can be used to access free or subsidised bus travel in Scotland. Visit ww.transport.gov.scot/concessionary-travel/60plus-and-disabled/# for more information.
Young Scot National Entitlement Card for young people aged 11 to 25
Use the card to claim local, national and international discounts, and to access quality youth information. The card is also a proof of age card. Visit www.youngscot.org for more details.
- Young people aged 11 - 15 can use their card to obtain discounted travel on Stagecoach bus services within Moray. You must however be travelling on a return journey into Elgin outwith school hours and after 11.00am on non school days
- Moray Council operate a cashless catering system in all secondary schools. The Young Scot card can be used to allow schools meals and snacks to be paid for electronically. There are machines within secondary schools which can be used to ‘top up’ the card, or the card can be credited, or the card can be credited online through our online school payments system
Young Scot National Entitlement Card for free bus travel for young people aged 5 to 21
All residents in Scotland aged between 5 and 21 will be eligible for free bus travel from 31 January 2022 using the Young Scot National Entitlement Card. Existing cardholders will not have to reapply for a new card, but will have to apply for the travel element to be enabled on their card. Work is ongoing nationally to
finalise the application process so we recommend waiting until further information on how to apply for and access the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme is provided later this year. Please check the Transport Scotland website for updates. Only registered local bus services are included in the scheme, which does not include school transport provision.
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