CHILD DEPENDANT AGED 16+
DECLARATION OF CONTINUED ELIGIBILITY FOR RAIL STAFF TRAVEL FACILITIES

A declaration is required for children from the age of 16

* - Mandatory Field

Employee Details
Dependant Details

**Eligibility codes

(select value in box above)
1 Child under 25 in full-time education (you must add the name of the school/college/university).

You can use this category for your child when they are:

  • In Full Time Education with no income
  • In Full Time Education and has never had a total gross income over the weekly limit (current limit is on our Useful Information page) - includes term time working. Please also disclose any income from temporary vacation working (period and amount) separately.
    Copies of last 3 months (or 13 weeks) of pay slips MUST be supplied.
2 Child under 25 that is currently unemployed and has never had a total gross income over the weekly limit (current limit is on our Useful Information page).

You can use this category for your child when they are:

  • In receipt of state benefits only as they are unemployed with no current employment
    Proof of unemployment and gross income MUST be supplied.
  • Unemployed and not in receipt of any state benefits
    A full description of the circumstances and proof of the absence of income and benefits MUST be supplied.
3 Child under 25 in employment and has never had a total gross income over the weekly limit (current limit is on our Useful Information page).

You can use this category for your child when they are:

  • On an Apprenticeship
    Copies of last 3 months (or 13 weeks) of pay slips MUST be supplied.
  • Employed on a low income
    Copies of last 3 months (or 13 weeks) of pay slips MUST be supplied.
  • On a zero hours contract
    Copies of last 3 months (or 13 weeks) of pay slips MUST be supplied together with details of the contract
  • Self-employed and on a low income
    Evidence of last 3 months (or 13 weeks) of income MUST be supplied.
  • Employed on a low income and in receipt of state benefits
    Copies of last 3 months (or 13 weeks) of pay slips and a copy of the latest benefit award MUST be supplied.
4 Child aged 25 or over, not in receipt of any benefits and with no income from employment whatsoever.

You can use this category for your child when they are:

  • Unemployed and not in receipt of any state benefits
    A full description of the circumstances and proof of the absence of income and benefits MUST be supplied.
  • Unemployed and not in receipt of any state benefits except disability benefits
    Proof of disability benefits received, as well as proof of unemployment and absence of income and benefits MUST be supplied.
5 Child aged 25 or over, in non-remunerative full-time education and with no income or benefits whatsoever.

You can use this category for your child when they are:

  • In Full Time Non-remunerative Education with no income whatsoever from employment and not in receipt of any state benefits
    Proof of both course enrolment/attendance and absence of income and benefits MUST be supplied.
  • In Full Time Non-remunerative Education with no income whatsoever from employment and not in receipt of any state benefits except disability benefits
    Proof of disability benefits received, as well as proof of both course enrolment/attendance and absence of income and benefits MUST be supplied.
For children turning 16:

If their current card is endorsed with "Photo ID Required from:" and the date of their 16th birthday, then they will need to obtain a free of charge Photo ID card by taking a passport office approved photo to any station booking office. There is no need to return the existing cards and passes to RST.

Additional Notes On Eligibility

  • Where the declaration is the first for a new child over 16 years or where there has not been continuous declarations each year for a child, then RST will require additional details including where they have been living and what they have been doing since age 16. This includes details of their income history from employment and/or benefits.

  • Any loans from the Student Loans Company Ltd or national equivalent may be ignored for the purposes of income. However, any support or funding by an educational or commercial organisation (for example a bursary, stipend, grant or loan) must be included in any calculation of the weekly gross income.
Declaration*