Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
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Eesa

Hi my husband is on EESA does anyone know if he gets free prescriptions there seems to be conflicting answer f ri om direct gov it mentions esa but my hubby benefit says he's on EESA 
Thank you all xc

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 1,485 Pioneering
    Hi and welcome I am sorry I have never heard of EESA just as you mentioned ESA. I will tag in someone who may be able to give you advice @Adrian_Scope  
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,030 Scope community team
    Hi @leonas and welcome to the community. :smile:
    It depends on whether your husband's ESA is income-related or contribution-based. If your husband's on income-related ESA he'd be eligible, but you can check eligibility for free prescriptions on the NHS BSA's 'check before you tick' tool.
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 538 Pioneering
    @leonas  Hi I’m also on ESA but was looking online at my bank statement I got paid today and it also says EESA I don’t have a clue what the extra E stands for, but I do receive free prescriptions on this benefit,  hope this is of some help. 
  • leonasleonas Member Posts: 11 Listener
    leonas said:
    Hi my husband is on EESA does anyone know if he gets free prescriptions there seems to be conflicting answer f ri om direct gov it mentions esa but my hubby benefit says he's on EESA 
    Thank you all xc
    Hi thanks for thst it does say eesa on our account too so thank you once again x
  • Lou67Lou67 Member Posts: 538 Pioneering
    Your welcome take care ☺️
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