Advice and support to help you with the cost of travelling
Travel support for NHS appointments
You can claim help with travel costs to NHS appointments if you or your partner (including civil partner) receive any of the following benefits:
- Income Support.
- income-based Jobseeker's Allowance.
- income-related Employment and Support Allowance.
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.
- Universal Credit and meet the criteria.
You can also claim for help with travel costs if:
- You're named on, or entitled to, an NHS tax credit exemption certificate (if you do not have a certificate, you can show your award notice) – you qualify if you get child tax credits, working tax credits with a disability element (or both), and have income for tax credit purposes of £15,276 or less.
- You have a low income and are named on certificate HC2 (full help) or HC3 (limited help) – you can apply for these certificates through the NHS Low Income Scheme.
Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme
West Midlands Ambulance Service
Community hospital transport services
West Midlands Bus
West Midlands Travel
Free travel for people with disabilities
NHS concessionary travel on public transport
If you're older or disabled, there are ways to make it easier for you to use public transport or to drive.
Car and scooter scheme
Blue badge scheme
40 hours free driving lessons for disabled people in receipt of benefits
Bikeability cycle training
Children and young people
Education travel support
We provide education travel support for eligible children and young people up to the age of 25.
Dudley local SEND offer
Access in Dudley
Inclusivity and access for all
Dudley Community Information Directory
Help for Households
See what support is available to help with the cost of living