Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme

    Information note

    From 1 July 2016, the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) maximum subsidy has increased from $30 per trip to $60 per trip.

    New $60 docket books have been mailed to current TTSS customers.

    For more information, contact the TTSS information helpline on 1800 200 592 or visit http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/community/concessions-and-schemes/taxi-transport-subsidy-scheme

    At a glance

    Who
     residents of NSW who are unable to use public transport because of a severe and permanent disability
    What
     Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS)
    How it works
     when you travel you hand the taxi driver a completed voucher for 50% of the fare up to $60. You pay the remaining fare.
    Note
     includes travel in wheelchair accessible taxis.

    If you are a resident of NSW and are unable to use public transport because of a severe and permanent disability, you may be eligible to a subsidy of 50% of a taxi fare, up to a maximum subsidy of $60 and only pay the remaining fare. This includes travel in wheelchair accessible taxis.

    Eligibility

    You may qualify for TTSS if you are resident of NSW and unable to use public transport because of a severe and permanent disability.

    TTSS operates only in NSW and can be used by participants for all their transport needs, such as travelling to and from work, the shops, and to social and leisure activities.

    For more information on who can apply, see who is eligible for the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme.


    How to apply

    To apply, you need to fill out an application form and provide supporting documents from your medical practitioner or treating specialist, so that the severity of your disability or medical condition can be assessed by Transport for NSW independent medical assessors.

    For more information on who can apply, see who is eligible for the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme.

    Participation is not means tested. Receipt of an aged, invalid, blind or any other pension does not automatically qualify you for participation in the TTSS.

    To get an application form:

    Fill out your personal details then give it to your medical practitioner or treating specialist for completion. Sign and date the form before mailing it back.

    Applicants are required to read and agree to the TTSS terms and conditions before completing the application.


    How it works

    When you travel, hand the taxi driver a completed travel docket for 50% of the fare up to $60. You pay the remaining fare.

    For more information about how to use the service, including booking a taxi and re-ordering travel dockets, see how the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme works.

    Download the TTSS information booklet to help answer further questions about TTSS.


    Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

    TTSS participants who require a wheelchair at all times for mobility away from home may prefer to travel by a Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT).

    For more information on travelling by a Wheelchair Accessible Taxi with TTSS travel, see how the Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme works.