Dacorum Card

Discount card for people on means-tested benefits

If you live in Dacorum and get a means-tested benefit then you may be entitled to a Dacorum Card - a free card that gives you discounts and privileges at more than 200 local businesses and facilities, including sport and leisure, food and drink, transport, Council services, and many more. 

Have a look to see what's on offer on our Discounters page.

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Further information on the Dacorum Card

  • Am I eligible for a Dacorum Card?

    You are eligible for a card if you live in Dacorum and your household receives any of the following means-tested benefits:

     If you receive Proof to bring or send 
    Income-related Job Seekers' Allowance Recent letter from the Benefits Agency 
    Income Support Order book or recent letter from the Benefits Agency 
    Pension Credit Letter of Entitlement from the Pension Service
    Employment Support  Recent letter from the Benefits Agency 
    Universal Credit  Recent letter from the Benefits Agency 
    NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate Current NHS Tax Credit Certificate from NHS Prescription Pricing Authority (not exemptions from charges) 
    Housing Benefit  Letter of confirmation from Dacorum Borough Council 
    Council Tax Support (not 25% single persons' discount)  Letter of confirmation from Dacorum Borough Council  
    Assistance with NHS charges HC2 or HC3 certificate (not exemptions from charges)
    16-19 Discretionary Grant  Letter from Herts County Council 


    If you are the carer of someone to which one of the above applies, then the eligible person can apply for you to have a Dacorum Card to receive discounts on their behalf.

  • How do I get a Dacorum Card?

Does your business want to offer a discount?

We are looking for businesses in Dacorum that want to help the local community by offering a discount or privilege to Dacorum Card holders.

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  • What is the Dacorum Card?

    The Dacorum Card is a free card that gives the holder discounts and privileges. There are currently over 10,000 cardholders, and this number is increasing all the time from the 25,000 people who are eligible.

    Around 200 local businesses are already supporting the scheme and enjoying the free publicity.

  • Who can get a Dacorum Card?

    Residents of Dacorum who get means-tested benefits (or their carers) are eligible to claim a Dacorum Card. The card, which is valid for one year, has the holder's photograph on the front.
  • Find out more

    The commitment you choose to make is entirely at your discretion. Joining the Dacorum Card scheme is free. All we ask is that you offer a discount or privilege to Dacorum Card holders. We will then list details of your offer on our website.

    If you think you could contribute to the Dacorum Card scheme and would benefit from free advertising, please complete the following discounter agreement form;  Discounter Agreement (PDF 88KB) and email it to us at dacorum.card@dacorum.gov.uk.
  • Looking for other ways to promote your business?

    Why not join the Dacorum Online Business Directory and see how the publicity and connections with other local businesses could help you.