Apply for an X Card

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1. Who qualifies for an X-Card

To get an X Card you must be a resident of Exeter and fit into one of the categories below.

Please note that proof of entitlement is needed in order to apply for your card.

If you are Unemployed

  • please provide the application form which has been stamped by Job Centre Plus proving you are on Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based or Contribution Based)
  • evidence of Universal Credit
  • a letter from Job Centre Plus stating your entitlement will also be accepted.
  • any other proof that you are receiving income support

If you are a Student (18+)

  • NUS Card or Council Tax exemption certificate
  • international NUS Card or
  • a letter confirming your full time student status

Disabled people

  • evidence of Disability Living Allowance
  • evidence of Personal Independence Payment
  • evidence of Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • NHS Exemption Certificate

Those on limited income

  • income Support - Benefit Card or letter stating your entitlement
  • working Tax Credit
  • council Tax Support /Housing Benefit - Contact Exeter City Council Housing Benefit office for proof
  • employment and Support Allowance (Income Related or Contribution Based)
  • incapacity Benefit
  • pension Credit - Any proof required
  • universal Credit

If you are a Carer (including young carers) and children in care

  • evidence of Carer's Allowance or a Carer's Alert Card

Under 18's

  • as the child of an adult who qualifies under one of the above, and who lives at the same address (proof of address will be required) or
  • a letter or application supported by a pastoral care worker, a youth worker or a social worker

Cardiac Rehab / GP Referral

  • X cards can be obtained through your local GP or Doctor providing you have been referred onto the programme
  • please note that X cards are only valid for 12 months

For more information about documentation needed to provide proof of entitlement and the terms and conditions of the card, please download our X-Card Information leaflet (2.1MB)