MIL-OSI Asia-Pac: Next JoyYou Card application set

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Source: Hong Kong Information Services

The Government announced today that eligible people born in 1961 can apply for the JoyYou Card via the Octopus App mobile app or by post from December 1.

JoyYou Card is a personalised Octopus card tailor-made for the Government Public Transport Fare Concession Scheme for the Elderly & Eligible Persons with Disabilities. It carries a personal photo and the name of the eligible beneficiary for identification.

The Government will subsidise the $20 application fee for the first application of eligible people.

Eligible people aged 60 to 64 must use JoyYou Card to enjoy the $2 concessionary fare from February 27, 2022.

The Octopus Cards Ltd (OCL) has so far received about 404,400 applications, representing about 84% of the estimated population born from 1957 to 1960. Eligible people aged 61 to 64 who are yet to apply for the JoyYou Card should submit their applications as soon as possible.

The applications that are to be presented by post must be submitted before December 31. Otherwise, the applicants will not be able to receive the JoyYou Cards before February 27, 2022 for access to the $2 fare concession.

The OCL has started sending JoyYou Cards to applicants by post since mid-August and notified them via SMS to check for the receipt. Applicants who have not received the cards 10 days after receiving the SMS or four weeks after completing the applications should call 2266 2222.

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