coloneldecker Registered User
#1

Does anyone know if you need a PSSC before you apply for free travel at 66 or can you get them both at the same time?

Riskymove Registered User
#2

you use the PSSC as your travel pass

so there is the one process and if you are eligible for free travel it will be ion the card

Victor Registered User
#3

Do apply early.

Carawaystick Registered User
#4

What if you can't get a psc, because you have the wrong kind of ppsn?

coylemj Registered User
#5

SAFE registration and Public Services Card

The SAFE registration process (pdf) is used to establish and verify your identity. Your free travel pass will be contained in the Public Services Card (PSC) that issues following this registration. You must undergo SAFE registration when requested to do so by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Your entitlement to free travel will be disallowed or withdrawn if you don't register.

http://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/204_Free-Travel.aspx

ohnonotgmail Registered User
#6

Carawaystick said:
What if you can't get a psc, because you have the wrong kind of ppsn?



what type of PPSN prevents you from getting a PSC card?

XPS_Zero Registered User
#7

Every FT pass is a smartcard now, the old cards are almost finished being phased out. I've seen a total of one in the last 2 years.


Your PPSN won't matter.

Carawaystick Registered User
#8

ohnonotgmail said:
what type of PPSN prevents you from getting a PSC card?

the type thats the same one as your spouse but with a W appended

XPS_Zero Registered User
#9

Carawaystick said:
the type thats the same one as your spouse but with a W appended



Thats the old system which, ridiculously, used to stand for "the woman in de marriage ". Those numbers are being phased out you should have already got a new one, ask your local office about that.


But it won't cause you any hassle, you should apply for the SAFE registration first, then they'll give you the new card, and when you approach your birthday t hey'll post you the FT card version automatically. It won't be valid until after your birthday though, even if it arrives earlier.


Hope this helps

Carawaystick Registered User
#10

I'm not sure why a person who's a woman should have to do anything extra to a person who's a man, it seems the Dept are being sexist.

the webpage on the dept webpage opens
"Everyone aged 66 and over, legally resident and living permanently in the State, is entitled to the Free Travel Scheme."
I'm not sure why they have to do any safe (and I bet this won't be safe, data will leak) registration.

the https://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/PPSN.aspx webpage also states people with a ppsn with a W suffix have to do something people without a W suffix have to do. Which is sexism. but that's an issue for a diferent board.

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Mrs OBumble Registered User
#11

Carawaystick said:
I'm not sure why a person who's a woman should have to do anything extra to a person who's a man, it seems the Dept are being sexist.

....

the https://www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/PPSN.aspx webpage also states people with a ppsn with a W suffix have to do something people without a W suffix have to do. Which is sexism. but that's an issue for a diferent board.


What they used to do with PPS numbers was sexist.

They've now stopped, and Revenue have been encouraging people with the "wife" numbers to ask for proper ones for years now.

But there are still some hold-outs who haven't been bothered doing so.

It's not all numbers with a W nor all women who are affected.

Carawaystick Registered User
#12

Mrs OBumble said:
What they used to do with PPS numbers was sexist.

They've now stopped, and Revenue have been encouraging people with the "wife" numbers to ask for proper ones for years now.

But there are still some hold-outs who haven't been bothered doing so.

It's not all numbers with a W nor all women who are affected.


Why should people change, instead of the state designing their systems to accomodate the people.

G_R Mod
#13

Carawaystick said:
Why should people change, instead of the state designing their systems to accomodate the people.


So you would rather the state retained a sexist PPS system, and didn't bother reforming it?

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