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i am on universal credits and work part time but still unsure whether i should pay for my prescriptions, went to the dentist the other day and she said i am excempt from pay as receive universal credit just wondered if it same for medicines.

smedleys97
27 days ago
What do you think of this?
AliceBell64468
AliceBell6446827 days ago

Hello, you can read information on the NHS website as to who is exempt - https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/get-help-with-prescription-costs/

You're also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner (including civil partner) receive, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:

Income Support

income-based Jobseeker's Allowance

income-related Employment and Support Allowance

Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

Universal Credit and meet the criteria

Be sure to triple check you are eligible for any exemptions as you can be fined and have to pay for the treatments of found not actually eligible!

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KijManhas
KijManhas27 days ago

You should be exempt but to be safe side it's better to call NHS or check their website.

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chelseaturpin
chelseaturpin27 days ago

You should be exempt. Show them proof that your claiming and then when you get your prescription tick that your claiming universal credit or JSA.

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smedleys97
smedleys97
Original Poster
27 days ago

thank you everyone, i dont need to pay as i got child element and earn under 950 a month. been paying for past few month least i know now.

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames27 days ago

smedleys97 if youve been paying the last few months but were eligible you may be able to claim the money back. I forget people have to pay prescription, its free for everyone here in Wales.

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davidstockport
davidstockport27 days ago

KirsteyJames It's free in Scotland and Northern Ireland too - it would be easier to say only those in England pay. Image

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames27 days ago

davidstockport i didnt know it was free in Scotland and Northern Ireland aswell 🙊 What the likelyhood of England getting it free soon? More than likely they will change it back so everyone has to pay 🙈

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davidstockport
davidstockport27 days ago

KirsteyJames We English won't get it until we leave the United Kingdom, we don't even have our own parliament. Totally unfair. . . they asked the Scots, by referendum, if they wanted to leave the UK - they didn't ask the rest of us if we wanted to keep them in it.☺

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smedleys97
smedleys97
Original Poster
27 days ago

KirsteyJames how do i go about claiming it back do you know.

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TheChimp
TheChimp27 days ago

I think that you might have to fill in a HC1 form which will take into account your income. If it is below a certain threshold, you will be given a HC2 which will give you exemption from prescription, most dental and some optician charges. You can also claim back money when filling in the HC1.

That is how it used to be, anyway.

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