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 April 6 2010 you automatically qualified for a Gold Card on your 60th birthday. But if you were born on or after April 6 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.

Check the state pension online calculator (opens in a new window) to find out when you become eligible for a Gold Card. First you need to state if you are male or female, then insert your date of birth. To find details of when you get your Gold Card bus pass you will need to scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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

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