Applying for Gold Card − changes to age eligibility

If you are turning 60 please be aware that there are changes to when you can apply for a Gold Card.


Before 6 April 2010 you automatically qualified for a Gold Card on your 60th birthday. But if you were born on or after 6 April 1950 you will have to wait longer to get your card.

These changes have been brought in across the country - not just in Derbyshire.

If you were 60 before 6 April 2010 but still do not have a Gold Card then you can apply for one straight away.

If you qualify for Gold Card because of disability, regardless of your age you can apply immediately.

To find out when you qualify for Gold Card refer to the table in the Gold Card application form in the related documents section below.

For more information about Gold Card contact Call Derbyshire 01629 533190 for more information.

Related documents

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