The Taxicard scheme helps disabled people who live in Cambridge and have a low income pay for taxi journeys.
We are currently reviewing the scheme and considering how best to deliver it. The following information applies from 1 April to 30 September 2021:
When you join we will give you up to 50 vouchers, each entitling you to £3.80 off the fare for a one-way journey. The number of vouchers we give you will reflect how close it is to 30 September when you apply. The vouchers will be valid until 30 September.
You can only use vouchers on fares of £4.80 or more, and you must pay at least £1 towards the fare. If your fare is £8.60 or more you can choose to use two vouchers, reducing your fare by £7.60.
You must give your vouchers to the driver before starting your journey. Additional passengers can accompany you on your journey at no extra cost, but you can still only use one or two vouchers.
We can replace your vouchers if you lose them. We will contact you before 30 September to arrange giving you a new set of vouchers for use from 1 October.
Apply for a Taxicard
You can apply for a Taxicard online. You will need to upload digital copies of supporting evidence, as well as a photograph. We will send you a copy of your application form by email.
Alternatively, you can print and complete the Taxicard application form [PDF, 0.3MB] and post it to Taxicard Administrator, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH. Include copies of your supporting evidence and a passport-sized photograph.
To join the Taxicard scheme you must receive one or more of the following benefits:
- Income Support, Pension Credit or income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- Housing Benefit
- Universal Credit
- Council Tax Reduction, including disability premiums or reductions but not including the 25 per cent single occupancy reduction
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance – not contribution-based ESA
You should also be registered blind or partially sighted, or receive at least one of the following:
- The higher mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance
- Mobility Enhanced Personal Independence Payment
- Attendance Allowance
- War Pensioners’ Mobility Supplement
If you do not receive any of the secondary allowances, you are still eligible for a Taxicard if you are unable to use public transport because:
- You are a permanent wheelchair user
- You cannot walk without a walking aid such as a frame or crutches
- You cannot walk more than 100 metres
- You are unable to stand unsupported for more than 5 minutes