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Are You Entitled to Help with Health Costs

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateDecember 31, 2013


ISBN 978 1 78412 189 1
DPPAS 21711

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NHS Prescription Charges

Free NHS Eye Examinations

Free NHS Dental Examinations

Free NHS Dental Treatment

NHS Optical Vouchers

Repair or Replacement of Glasses or Contact Lenses

Travel Costs (to hospital for NHS treatment)


Children under 16 and Young People in Full-time
Education aged 16, 17 and 18
Other Young People not in Full-time Education


Income Support
Employment and Support Allowance - Income-related or Contributory
Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
Jobseeker's Allowance - Income-based or Contribution Based
Universal Credit
Other Benefits
Tax Credits
The NHS Low Income Scheme


Pregnant Women or Women who have had a Baby in the Previous 12 months
People Registered Blind or Partially Sighted
People Who Have Lost or Damaged Their Glasses or Contact Lenses
People with Impaired Hearing
People Who Live in a Care Home
Young People Supported by a Local Authority After Leaving Care
NHS Hospital In-patients
NHS Hospital Dental Service Patients
NHS Hospital Eye Department Patients
People who Travel to Hospital for NHS Treatment
People Living in the Council Areas of Highland, Argyll & Bute, Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland
War Pensioners
People from Abroad


Claiming Help when you go for Treatment
Claiming Free NHS Dental Treatment
NHS Vouchers for Glasses or Contact Lenses
Repair or Replacement of Glasses or Contact Lenses
Claiming Help with Travel Costs to and from Hospital
Information about Checks of Entitlement
How to Claim a Refund
NHS Dental Treatment Refunds
Glasses or Contact Lens Refunds
Lost or Damaged Glasses or Contact Lenses
Hospital Travel Costs Refunds
The Penalty Charge
Further Information
Health Costs Advice Lines
NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificates
Other Health Advice
National Services Scotland, Practitioner Services
Division Regional Offices

Proof of Entitlement Tables

Free NHS Dental Treatment
NHS Optical Vouchers