Disabilities or Medicare

Who is it for?

Card type

Disability (RRFP) – fares and passes at lower cost.
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Who is it for?

Customers with an eligible disability

Card price

$0 new card / $3 replacement

Availability
Online
App
In Person
Phone
Mail

Persons under 65 who qualify for a permit due to a disability can apply either online or in person. A picture must be taken when the permit is issued in person. If applying online, please provide a picture through the Reduced Fare Portal.

Adding fares to your ORCA card

There is no card fee for the first ORCA card, and replacement cards are just $3.00 each.

Disabilities/Medicare Fares
Single
Day Pass
Monthly PugetPass
King County Metro
RapidRide Bus
DART Service
Community Ride
Ride Pingo to Transit
Via to Transit
Seattle Streetcar
$1.00
$4.00*
$36.00
Monorail
$1.50
$4.00
$54.00
Access (ADA Paratransit Program)
$1.75
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$63.00**
Water Taxi
– West Seattle – Seattle
$2.50
$4.00*
$90.00
– Vashon Island – Seattle
$3.00
$4.00*
$108.00
Sound Transit
Link Light Rail
ST Express Bus
Sounder Train
$1.00
$4.00
$36.00
Tacoma Link Light Rail
FREE
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Everett Transit
Local Fares
$0.50
$4.00
$18.00
Commuter Fares
$1.25
$4.00
$45.00
Community Transit
Local/Swift
$1.25
$4.00
$45.00
Commuter
$2.00
$4.00*
$72.00
Swift Bus Rapid Transit
$1.25
$4.00
$45.00
DART Paratransit
$2.50
$4.00*
$90.00
Pierce Transit
Local PT Service
$1.00
$2.50
$36.00
Disabilities/Medicare Fares
Single
Regional Day Pass
Puget Pass
KT Monthly Pass
Kitsap Transit
Routed Buses & Local Foot Ferries
$1.00
$4.00
$36.00
$25.00
Fast Ferry Eastbound
$1.00
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Fast Ferry Westbound
$5.00
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Puget Pass
– Eastbound Only $36.00
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$36.00
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– Eastbound & Westbound
--
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$180.00
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KT Monthly Pass
– Fast Ferry Only
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$84.00
– Bus & Fast Ferry
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$98.00
* If the cost of your trip is more than $1.75, pay the difference with E-Purse funds stored on your ORCA card.
** Available as Metro Monthly Access Pass or Regional PugetPass

How and where to apply?

Online

Apply through the Reduced Fare Portal with the same qualifying documents you would bring in person and receive your card via mail within 7-10 days.

Complete the application online and upload copies of the required documents.

In Person

Here’s more information about how to get ready for your visit.

  1. Download and print the Application Form or call Customer Information at 206-553-3000 (WA Relay: 711) to request one.
  2. Complete only the front of your Application Form and sign.
  3. Bring one of the following:
    The back grey section of your Application Form completed by a Washington State-licensed physician (M.D.), psychiatrist, psychologist (Ph.D.), physician assistant (P.A.), advanced registered nurse practitioner (A.R.N.P.), or audiologist (certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association) to meet one or more of the RRFP Eligibility Criteria
    A valid Medicare card issued by the Social Security Administration
    A valid Regional ADA paratransit eligibility letter or card
    A valid ADA Paratransit eligibility letter or card from outside the region. (These applicants will receive a Temporary RRFP.)
  4. Bring one of the following, current pieces of photo identification:
    A state driver license
    A state identification card (expired cards acceptable)
    A passport
    Any government issued photo ID

Learn more about ORCA card programs

There’s a card for everyone.

View our program guide

Adults

ages 19-64

Check if your school or employer can help with costs

Adult ORCA
Full Cost

Youth

ages 6-18*

Check if your school can help with costs

Youth ORCA
Lower Cost

Low Income Households

See if you qualify
ORCA LIFT
Lower Cost

Seniors

ages 65+
Regional Reduced Fare Permit
Even Lower Cost

Disabilities or Medicare

Regional Reduced Fare Permit
Even Lower Cost

Certain State Benefit Programs

ABD, HEN, PWA, RCA, SSI, TANF, and SFA
Subsidized Annual Pass
No Cost