Passe Social + advantages

Find out all you need to know to see if you have the right to these lower fares.

The Passe Social + is for households who can prove they are on a low income that enables them to benefit from cheaper intermodal tickets. This model has been approved for the Lisbon and Oporto intermodal transport systems.  

CP Services: Lisbon urban trains | Oporto urban trains

The Passe Social + offers two levels of benefits:

Scale A: 50% off the ticket price for:

  • beneficiaries of old-age solidarity benefit;
  • beneficiaries of social insertion benefit;

Scale B: 25% off the ticket price for:

  • individuals:
    • retirees and pensioners on a monthly pension equal or less than 1.2 times the Social Support Index Rate (IAS);
    • beneficiaries of unemployment benefit and social unemployment subsidy equal or less than 1.2 times the IAS.
  • families:
    • families with a gross monthly income per member of the household equal or less than 1.2 times the IAS, i.e., the sum of the monthly incomes of all the members of the household cannot be equal or less than 1.2 times the.

New eligibility condition

[annual household income/14x(No of members of the household + 0.25 x No of dependent members)]<=1.2*IAS

In 2017, The Social Support Index to be taken into consideration is €421.32 (Administrative Order 4/2017 of 3 January).

Calculation of income

In order to calculate the average monthly income of a household, the following kinds of income are considered relevant:

  • gross amount of income from work;
  • gross amount of income from pensions;
  • gross amount of welfare benefits;
  • all other income earned by the household.

For instance:

Note: amounts in euros
Household Maximumj amounts of annual income
1 tax payer 7.078,18
1  tax payer + 1 dependent 8.847,72
1  tax payer + 2 dependents 10.617,26
1  tax payer + 3 dependents 12.386,81
1  tax payer + 4 dependents 14.156,35
1  tax payer + 5 dependents 15.925,90
1  tax payer + 6 dependents 17.695,44
2  tax payers 14.156,35
2 tax payers + 1 dependent 15.925,90
2 tax payers + 2 dependents 17.695,44
2 tax payers + 3 dependents 19.464,98
2 tax payers + 4 dependents 21.234,53
2 tax payers + 5 dependents 23.004,07
2 tax payers + 6 dependents 24.773,62

Household

Access to the Passe Social + is recognised to all members of the household as defined in article 13 of the personal income tax code, so long as the household has a gross monthly income equal or less than 1.2 times the IAS.

If one or more members of the household are beneficiaries of the following welfare benefits, even if they do not meet the above mentioned requirement, they can benefit from the Passe Social + individually:

  • Retirees or pensioners with a monthly pension equal or less than 1.2 times the IAS;
  • Beneficiaries of unemployment benefit and social unemployment subsidy equal or less than 1.2 times the IAS.

The household is composed of the tax payers and the dependents.

The identification of the composition of the household on tax return model 3 of personal income tax return must be in table 3. The identification of the tax payers must be entered in table 3A fields 03 and 04, while the dependents must be identified by their tax numbers in fields 3B and 3C.

If you do not yet have a Passe Social +

To apply for Scale A you must present the requisition form, correctly completed, along with the following documents:

  • copy of the applicant's civil identification card (Citizen's card, ID card, passport, residence authorisation, etc.);
  • copy of the applicants tax card;
  • declaration from the proper authorities at the ministry of solidarity and social security that identifies the members of the applicant's household and their welfare benefits.

These documents should be issued within 15 days prior to presenting the application to get a Passe Social +. The originals must be shows on application.

If you already have a Passe Social +

An applicant who already has a Passe Social + and who wants to benefit from a 50% discount, must present the application form, correctly completed in the following fields:

  • applicant's name;
  • applicant’s signature.

It must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • declaration from the proper authorities at the ministry of solidarity and social security that identifies the members of the applicant's household and their welfare benefits.

These documents should be issued within 15 days prior to presenting the application to get a Passe Social + and give the situation of the applicant at the date the declaration was issued.

The originals must be shows on application.

Note: Applicants for Scale A do not need to present a declaration from the finance ministry.

If you do not yet have a Passe Social +

To apply for Scale B you must present the requisition form, correctly completed, along with the following documents:

  • copy of the applicant's civil identification card (Citizen's card, ID card, passport, residence authorisation, etc.);
  • copy of the applicants tax card;

This must be accompanied by the following to confirm the incomes.

Retirees and pensioners with a pension equal or less than 1.2 times the IAS:

  • declaration of income and latest annual tax return, pursuant to article 60 of the personal income tax code or, in the case of the applicant not needing to do so, an annual personal income tax declaration issued by Social security or the 'Caixa Geral de Aposentações'.

Beneficiaries of unemployment benefit and social unemployment subsidy equal or less than 1.2 times the IAS:

  • declaration from the proper authorities in the ministry of solidarity and social security proving the unemployment benefit or unemployment social subsidy, mentioning the amount.

Families with gross monthly incomes per member of the household that is equal or less that 1.2 times the IAS and, depending on the various categories of income, the documents to be presented for each one of these:

  • declaration of income and and latest annual tax return, pursuant to article 60 of the personal income tax code;
  • declaration from the proper authorities at the finance ministry that prove there is no need to declare the income of the household tax payers, wherever applicable. This declaration is only required if the income cannot be proven by any other means referred to here;
  • whenever applicable, declaration from the proper authorities in the ministry of solidarity and social security identifying the members of the applicant's household and the welfare benefits they receive.

These documents should be issued within 15 days prior to presenting the application to get a Passe Social + and give the situation of the applicant at the date the declaration was issued.

The originals must be shows on application.

Passe Social + aplication to print out:

Lisbon urban zone

If you already have a valid Lisboa Viva card with normal fares, you can ask for the social fares at a Customer Assistance Office (Rossio or Cais do Sodré) from 9:00 to 18:00. Otherwise you can contact the ticket offices at the following stations: Rossio, Amadora, Queluz-Belas, Cacém, Algueirão, Sete Rios, Póvoa, Vila Franca de Xira, Cais do Sodré, Oeiras, Cascais or Pinhal Novo. 
You will get your new Lisboa Viva card within 10 working days (cost of the card €7).

Oporto urban zone

All Andante sales points for purchase or application.

The card behind the Passe Social + is the same that is used for the intermodal tickets used in Lisbon and Oporto (Lisboa Viva) and (Andante).

If the applicant already has a valid intermodal card a new customer profile will be registered on the card once the application has been approved.

The application for the new card costs the same as the previous one.

Passe Social + cannot be used in conjunction with other tickets, other cut-price fares or other reduced price tickets.

The discount on the Passe Social +, as regards the NAVEGANTE, is on the retail price of a normal ticket and not on a discount ticket, i.e. the discount is €3.

Lisbon urban zone

Intermodal passes L1 L12 L123 L123 SX L123 MA 012 023 123
Note: prices in euros including VAT
25% discount 38.05 45.90 52.25 67.10 67.80 27.90 27.90 37.40
50% discount 25.40 30.60 34.85 44.75 45.20 18.60 18.60 24.95

 

Note: prices in euros including VAT; *only applies to Social Insertion Income and Aged Solidarity Benefit
Navegante 25% discount 50% discount*
Urban 27.55 18.35
Network 32.45 21.65


OPorto urban zones

Note: prices in euros including VAT
Andante Z2 Z3 Z4 Z5 Z6 Z7 Z8 Z9
25% discount 22.75 27.75 35.35 43.20 50.20 57.10 64.05 71.00
50% discount 15.15 18.50 23.55 28.80 33.45 38.10 42.70 47.35

The right to the Passe Social + is annual except for job seekers, for whom it is half-yearly.