Travel Costs (to hospital for NHS treatment)
You can get help with necessary travel costs (including travel costs for your dependent children) if you:
- get or are included in an award of someone getting:
- Income Support;
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) paid on its own or with contribution-based ESA:
- Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) paid on its own or with contribution-based JSA;
- Pension Credit Guarantee Credit paid on its own or with Savings Credit:
- Universal Credit;
- and had no earnings or net earnings (take-home pay) of £435 or less during the most recent assessment period; or
- which includes an element for a child and/or limited capability for work or limited capability for work related activity, and had no earnings (take-home pay) or net earnings of £935 or less during the most recent assessment period;
- are entitled to, or named on, a valid NHS tax credit exemption certificate;
- are named on a valid HC2 certificate for full help under the NHS Low Income Scheme;
- are a war pensioner and the hospital treatment is for your pensionable disablement.
Note: contribution-based Employment and Support Allowance or contribution-based Jobseeker’s Allowance on their own do not entitle you to help with travel costs.
- For children under 16 and those aged 16 to 18.
- if you are named on a valid HC3 certificate you might get some help with travel costs.