You, or the person you care for, may be able to get free prescriptions, free NHS dental treatment, free NHS sight tests, help with the cost of glasses and contact lenses, help with travel costs for NHS treatment, and help with the cost of wigs and fabric supports.
You can get this help if you get:
- Income Support,
- Income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance,
- Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or
- the guarantee credit part of Pension Credit.
There are also other ways to qualify for help, for example if you are under 16 or have medical condition. See the full list of people who qualify for help with health costs in England on Citizens Advice.
In England you can save money on prescription costs by buying a prescription prepayment certificate. Find out if it could help you or the person you care for.
If you claim Universal Credit there are new rules about help paying for health costs. See if you can still get help with health costs – Universal Credit on NHS in England.
Next review due: June 2017