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Free nhs treatment

kimba10kimba10 Member Posts: 1 Listener
My partner is claiming for pip can he get free prescriptions or dental treatment 

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    PIP does not entitle you to free NHS services. If you are on a low income then you might qualify for an HC2 certificate which will. You will need to fill in an HC1 form for assessment
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  • KG100KG100 Member Posts: 178 Pioneering
    People on DLA and PIP are being caught out by claiming free dental treatment by mistake and getting £100 fines.
    This happened to me a few years a go, didn't have to pay it though after emailing them and sorting it all out. 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,030 Scope community team
    Hello @kimba10 and welcome to the community. :)
    Is your partner in receipt of any other benefits?
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  • pcoventrypcoventry Member Posts: 149 Pioneering
    Universal Credit and/or any of the benefits it's replaced entitles you - not just PIP or DLA
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Universal Credit doesn't automatically entitle you to free NHS treatment, it will depend on your circumstances.


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  • dottydottydottydotty Member Posts: 290 Pioneering

    If unsure about your entitlement I would pay and then seek reimbursement if you do qualify for NHS  dental treatment .  I recently had dental appointment, assumed I was exempt .ticked the box on the form .One month  later I received  a  NHS  PENALTY CHARGE  £100  plus £62  for dental work .  I then applied  for low cost help , form HC1 ( online )  and have now received a HC2 Certificate exempting me from NHS dental charges . I have applied  for  a  dental  fee refund,  but do not think the penalty charge £100 will be refunded.. I am  now very wary about using my HC2  certificate  in case I have made an error and receive yet another penalty  charge . .I am in receipt of PIP  ,state pension , plus a very small private pension .

  • SwordfishSwordfish Member Posts: 54 Pioneering
    What about opticians? 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Swordfish said:
    What about opticians? 
    For dental, free prescriptions or eye tests, it will depend what means tested benefits you claim.
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  • dottydottydottydotty Member Posts: 290 Pioneering

    Swordfish   The HC2 Certificate  covers  free sight  tests and the full value of a voucher towards the cost of glasses and contact lenses.   To apply you need to fill in a HC1 form for  help with  health costs .


  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger

    Swordfish   The HC2 Certificate  covers  free sight  tests and the full value of a voucher towards the cost of glasses and contact lenses.   To apply you need to fill in a HC1 form for  help with  health costs .


    If someone claims certain means tested benefits then there's no need to fill out any form because they automatically qualify.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • dottydottydottydotty Member Posts: 290 Pioneering

    poppy123456  Valid point . But do make sure you have ticked  the correct box to say you qualify. There is also a HC3  form that limits the amount you have to pay for NHS  Treatment .  all very confusing but help is out there for people on low incomes.  


  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,869 Scope community team
    You also get a free eye test and help towards lenses if you are registered as blind or partially sighted. :)
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