Perks for seniors and the disabled

Discussion in 'Catfishing Library' started by Nobody Special, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. Nobody Special

    Nobody Special New Member

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    If you are 62 or over or are disabled, you need to check out the following. It can save you some money on campgrounds and other recreation facilities operated by the federal government.

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Golden Age Passport
    The Golden Age Passport is a lifetime admission and discount pass for citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are age 62 or older. The pass is valid at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and Tennessee Valley Authority sites with admission fees. The Golden Age Passport admits the pass owner and any accompanying passengers in a private vehicle* if a park has a per vehicle entrance fee. Where a per person entrance fee is charged, the Golden Age Passport admits the pass owner, spouse, and children.[/font]

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The Golden Age Passport also provides a 50% discount on federal use fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where use fees are charged, only the pass owner will be given the 50% price reduction. The Passport is nontransferable and does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.[/font]

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]A Golden Age Passport must be obtained in person at a federal area (National Park, Wildlife Refuge, Forest, etc.) where an entrance fee is charged. The cost of the cost of the Golden Age Passport is $10.00. It is available only to citizens or permanent residents of the United States who are 62 years of age or older. You must show proof of age and residency, such as a state driver's license, birth certificate, or similar document.[/font]

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Golden Access Passport
    The Golden Access Passport is a free, lifetime admission pass issued to U.S. citizens or persons who permanently reside (are domiciled) in the United States, regardless of age, and who have a medical determination and documentation of blindness or permanent disability. The pass is valid at National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and Tennessee Valley Authority sites with admission fees.[/font]

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The Golden Access Passport admits the pass owner and accompanying passengers in a private vehicle*. At parks that charge individual fees, the pass admits the pass owner, spouse, parents, and children. At parks that charge individual fees, the pass admits the pass owner, spouse, parents, and children. The pass also entitles other persons accompanying the owner, such as a care assistant.[/font]

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]The Golden Access Passport also provides a 50% discount on federal use fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, parking, boat launching, and specialized interpretive services. In some cases where use fees are charged, only the pass owner will be given the 50% price reduction. The Passport is nontransferable and does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.[/font]

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Golden Access Passports may be obtained only in person and upon proof of eligibility.[/font]

    [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Both the Golden Age Passport and Golden Access Passport can only be obtained in person at a federal area (National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Corps of Engineers, Fish and Wildlife Service, Forest Service, and Tennessee Valley Authority sites).[/font]
     
  2. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    And if you're a disabled vet, be sure to carry proof. I've stayed at campgrounds that gave me a discount because I was a disabled vet, but wouldn't honor the Golden Access or Golden Passport cards.
     

  3. fishnfwl

    fishnfwl New Member

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    Just in case any one does a search and came up null, they have done away with the golden age passports, and renamed them to National Parks and Federal Lands Pass. They can be found here.

    http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm