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Who is Eligible?
Effective November 17, 2014, disabled veterans who are permanent residents of Miami-Dade will be eligible to apply for a Patriot Passport EASY Card. Veterans who are permanent residents of Miami-Dade and whose annual income is $27,994 or less may be eligible to ride transit free with the Patriot Passport EASY Card based on their military discharge category. See chart below for type of military discharge and eligibility.
The Patriot Passport expires annually.
|Type of Military Discharge||Eligible for Patriot Passport?|
|General Discharge (under honorable conditions)||YES|
|Other than Honorable Discharge||YES|
|Inability to Adjust||YES|
|Dishonorable/Bad Conduct Discharge||NO|
How to Apply
When applying for the Patriot Passport you must complete the Patriot Passport EASY Card Application and provide the following items:
Disabled veterans need to provide:
- A disability letter
- Current valid Florida ID or driver’s license with a Miami-Dade County physical address.
- Proof of Income *
- Consecutive pay stubs, weekly (4-pay stubs), bi-weekly (2-pay stubs) if paid monthly (1-pay stub) or current income tax return or IRS Tax Return Transcript
- Income Tax W2 wages statement
- Current valid Florida ID or driver's license * with a Miami-Dade County physical address
- DD214 form as proof of an honorable discharge
*Proof of income, Social Security number and a valid Florida ID or Florida driver's license with a Miami-Dade County physical address must be provided annually to receive continued benefits.
Register at the Transit Service Center and receive your Patriot Passport immediately.
A new application requires that a picture of the patron be taken at the MDT Transit Service Center or a 3-1-1 Service Center for placement on the newly issued EASY Card.
(Please note that all forms on this page are provided in standard PDF format. The patron must print out each form and fill it in.)
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Where to Apply
Register in person at the following location and receive your Golden Passport EASY Card or Patriot Passport EASY Card immediately. Golden/Patriot Passport users also may obtain passport replacements and parking permits at the Government Center Metrorail station location only.
Government Center Metrorail station
111 NW First St., First Floor, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information or assistance, call 786-469-5028Back to Top
Lost, Stolen or Damaged Patriot Passport EASY Cards
If your Patriot Passport EASY Card is lost or stolen, report it by calling 786-469-5028. You can get your lost, stolen or damaged EASY Card replaced at any of the Transit Service Centers by completing the EASY Card Replacement Form . There is a $10 fee to replace a lost or stolen Patriot Passport EASY Card. A one-time fee waiver is available during the lifespan of your Golden Passport account when an original police report is presented listing the card as a stolen item.Back to Top
Patrons can also call 786-469-5028 (TDD/TTY Number 305-468-5402) to request an application be mailed to you for any of MDT's discount programs.
If necessary assistance to complete the personal information section of the application is available at the time the application is submitted to the Transit Service Center.
The Discount Fare EASY Card, Golden Passport EASY Card, Patriot Passport EASY Card and STS EASY Card have a photo of the patron. This means that the card can only be used by the person whose photo appears on the card.Back to Top
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