Needing help with healthcare expenses – check if you are eligible

27th June 2019

The NHS Business Services Authority offers help with prescription and dental charges, the cost of glasses, travel and other healthcare expenses. More information can be found here

Have a look at this online checker to see if you’re eligible, particularly if you receive any of the following:

  • Income Support;
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance;
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance;
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit;
  • Universal Credit (if their earnings during their last complete assessment period were £435 or less, or £935 or less if they had a child element or had limited capability for work).

People are also entitled to full help if they’re named on, or entitled to, an NHS tax credit exemption certificate.  Any dependent children under 20 included on a benefit or tax credit claim are also entitled to the same help. Those that are on low income may also be eligible to receive financial help through the NHS Low Income Scheme.  

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