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if im on esa and pip do i have to pay for dentle work at dentists?

sambucamansambucaman Posts: 1Member Listener
hi folks just need to ask if im on esa and pip do i have to pay for dentle work at dentists

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  • JennysDadJennysDad Posts: 2,308Member Pioneering
    Hi @sambucaman and a warm welcome to the community. Good to have you with us.
    I'm not qualified to answer your question, I'm afraid, but we have many members here who are. Please bear with us and people will get back to you as your post filters through.
    Stay in touch. We are here for you (though not all are night owls like me :smile: )
    Warmest best wishes
    @JennysDad
  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Posts: 7,477Administrator Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @sambucaman

    You're entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse (including civil partner) receive:

    • Income Support
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
    • Universal Credit (in certain circumstances)
    The NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS) may provide partial help with the cost of your dental care for those who don't qualify for full help but still have a low income.
    Scope
    Senior online community officer
  • suzyk15suzyk15 Posts: 15Member Connected
    Hi I'm claiming universal credit/carers element I've got a first dental assessment in 2 weeks will I get free treatment? Thanks
  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 785Member Pioneering
    suzyk15 said:
    Hi I'm claiming universal credit/carers element I've got a first dental assessment in 2 weeks will I get free treatment? Thanks
    Hi @suzyk15 please have a look here as it will explicitly explain what you need to know. https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/dental-health/who-is-entitled-to-free-nhs-dental-treatment-in-england/ Good luck.

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    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • suzyk15suzyk15 Posts: 15Member Connected
    Does this apply as I live in Wales?
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 11,823Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    On the day you claim help with health costs:
     
    a) You receive Universal Credit and either have no earnings or had earnings of £435 or less in your last Universal Credit assessment period;
     
    or
     
    b) You receive Universal Credit which includes an element for a child, or you (or your partner) have limited capacity for work and work related activity, and either had net earnings of £935 or less in your last Universal Credit assessment period.
     
    Note: If you are part of a couple then the net earnings threshold applies to your net earnings.
     
    You should present a copy of your Universal Credit award notice to prove your entitlement. You will need to have met the eligibility criteria in the last completed Universal Credit assessment period before your health costs arose.

    That was taken from within this link. http://www.healthcosts.wales.nhs.uk/dental-costs

    Claiming UC doesn't automatically entitled to NHS free treatment and before claiming this you need to check.

  • Government_needs_reformGovernment_needs_reform Posts: 785Member Pioneering
    suzyk15 said:
    Does this apply as I live in Wales?
    @suzyk15 I must admit I can't answer that one, but I can advise you give one of these numbers below a ring then you can explain your circumstances, to your situation. 

    Important numbers

    Dental services helpline – 0300 330 1348

    NHS Low Income Scheme helpline – 0300 330 1343

    Prescription services helpline – 0300 330 1349

    Queries about medical exemption certificates – 0300 330 1341

    Queries about prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) – 0300 330 1341

    Queries about tax credit certificates – 0300 330 1347

    Call 0300 123 0849 to order a paper copy of the HC12, HC5 and HC1 (SC) forms

    Call 0300 330 1343 for all other queries



    ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

    "This must not be allowed to happen"

    The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a contract notice announcing its plans for a £3.1billion revamp of heath checks for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) and other benefits.

    PIP is not ESA or even UC, having one assessment for those benefits is morally wrong to treat them as ONE size fits all with that one assessment.

    Latest update 9th May 2019

    DWP confirms single assessment plans, despite Tomlinson confusion

    The government has confirmed that it is pushing ahead with plans to test how it might be able to merge two disability benefit assessments into one, despite comments from a minister that appeared to suggest that no such plans were being discussed.

    But DWP has now made it clear to Disability News Service that testing of a single assessment will be going ahead.

  • suzyk15suzyk15 Posts: 15Member Connected
  • suzyk15suzyk15 Posts: 15Member Connected
    I receive a carers element
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 11,823Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    suzyk15 said:
    I receive a carers element
    That makes no difference and won't qualify you for free NHS treatment. Please read the link i posted above, it's for those living in Wales.
  • suzyk15suzyk15 Posts: 15Member Connected
    I'm on universal credit/carers element as I'm a full time carer for my mum.just read the link this applies to me 
    Universal Credit (UC)
    If:
    On the day you claim help with health costs:
     
    a) You receive Universal Credit and either have no earnings or had earnings of £435 or less in your last Universal Credit assessment period;
     
    or
     
    b) You receive Universal Credit which includes an element for a child, or you (or your partner) have limited capacity for work and work related activity, and either had net earnings of £935 or less in your last Universal Credit assessment period.
     
    Note: If you are part of a couple then the net earnings threshold applies to your net earnings.
     
    You should present a copy of your Universal Credit award notice to prove your entitlement. You will need to have met the eligibility criteria in the last completed Universal Credit assessment period before your health costs arose

    Sounds like im entitled to free nhs dental help
  • telscopetelscope Posts: 37Member Connected
    I don't have to pay for Dental Treatment, because I am out of work & on ESA & PIP. All I have to do is show my dentist receptionist a DWP letter proving my claim & sign a sheet for clarification. 
  • suzyk15suzyk15 Posts: 15Member Connected
    I've got a letter off dwp it shows breakdown of my payments  I will show them that.thanks
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Posts: 11,823Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    telscope said:
    I don't have to pay for Dental Treatment, because I am out of work & on ESA & PIP. All I have to do is show my dentist receptionist a DWP letter proving my claim & sign a sheet for clarification. 
    Please be aware that not everyone claiming ESA are entitled to free NHS treatment, it's only those that are claiming Income related ESA. PIP doesn't automatically entitle anyone to claim free NHS treatment.
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