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Source: Australian Capital Territory – State Government

Released 01/07/2020

Older Canberrans  aged 60 and above can now have access to the benefits of the ACT Seniors Card.

Eligible Canberrans can also now apply for the  card online as well as in person at the Council of the Ageing (COTA) ACT office  during normal business hours.

Cards will still be able to be obtained at  Access Canberra Service Centres during the designated quiet periods of 9am to  11am weekdays.
Applications can also be made over the phone  through COTA ACT and MyWay Administration Office.

Minister for Seniors and Veterans, Gordon  Ramsay said the option to apply online would provide convenience for older  Canberrans.

“Applying online is another way older  Canberrans can gain access to the Seniors Card benefits and for many this will  be a more convenient and accessible way to apply,” Minister Ramsay said.

“If you can’t apply online, you can continue  to apply in-person or over the phone, and support will be available for people  if they need it.

“Making the Seniors Card application process  easier is part of our commitment to ensure older Canberrans are acknowledged,  supported, valued and rewarded for everything they have contributed to our  community.”

The ACT Seniors Card provides access to a  range of discounts, special offers and transport concessions across the ACT and  interstate.

There are eligibility requirements for an ACT  Seniors Card. You must be a permanent resident of the ACT and not be in paid  employment for more than 20 hours per week.

ACT Seniors Cards are combined with Transport  Canberra MyWay cards – one card allows for public transport access, and Seniors  Card discounts.

Customers applying online will be able to use  the electronic application form receipt for transport concessions until their  Seniors Card arrives in the mail.

Visit the ACT Seniors Card website www.actseniorscard.org.au for full details, including access to the ACT Seniors Card Discount Directory.

If you require assistance filling out the form  or if you are not able to complete an application online, please call COTA ACT  on 6282 3777 or the MyWay Administration Office on 6207 7711.

Quotes  attributable to Jenny Mobbs, CEO, COTA ACT:

“COTA ACT very much welcomes an on-line  application process for the very popular ACT Seniors Card.

“COTA ACT is available during office hours to  assist applicants should they not have access to a computer and can be visited  at the Hughes Community Centre or contacted by telephone on 6282 3777.

“ACT Seniors Card holders are able to obtain  discounts on goods and services provided by over 300 Canberra businesses to  help make their discretionary funds stretch further.”

– Statement ends –

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