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HCS 1: Are you entitled to help with health costs?

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AGE GROUPS

CHILDREN UNDER 16 AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN FULL-TIME EDUCATION AGED 16, 17 AND 18

Full-time education means you must be receiving full-time instruction from a recognised educational establishment such as a school, college or university. To be a recognised establishment the place where you are studying must be registered with the Scottish Government Education Directorates, Information and Analytical Services Division, ScotXed Unit. If it is not registered with them you still may be able to get help with health costs under the NHS Low Income Scheme - read here.

You get free:

  • NHS dental treatment for any course of treatment that starts before your 19th birthday;

You also get:

  • vouchers towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses:

If you have lost or damaged your glasses or contact lenses - read here;

If you need help with travel costs to and from hospital for NHS treatment - read here.