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moneypenny1
moneypenny1 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
Hello there my husband gets ESA income related I filled a HC2 form and rang up to find out what was happening with my claim for free dental treatment and free glasses and free prescription I've been told I'm entitled to it because my husband gets ESA I don't I only get carers allowance is this right don't want to get prescription and get a fine,thank you 

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  • durhamjaide2001
    durhamjaide2001 Community Co-Production Group, Scope Member Posts: 11,210 Disability Gamechanger
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    From what I gather for prescriptions you have to get a card from the doctors to say that your exempt but it doesn't count if you go to a different country of the UK you will still have to pay.
    For the dentist you have to fill out a big form which we didn't do as we don't like sharing our income with people.
    For glasses you normally get a voucher for money of glasses please note if you are getting them free you will only have a limited choice available to you.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,208 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2023
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    From what I gather for prescriptions you have to get a card from the doctors to say that your exempt but it doesn't count if you go to a different country of the UK you will still have to pay.
    For the dentist you have to fill out a big form which we didn't do as we don't like sharing our income with people.

    That's not correct. This only applies to those with certain health conditions like diabetes, epilepsy etc and then it would be a medical exemption certificate. Full details here. https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/prescriptions-and-pharmacies/who-can-get-free-prescriptions/

    For dental treatment, you don't need to fill out any form because the dentist will do that for you. You just need to tell them the reason you're exempt, for example claiming certain means tested benefits. Then sign the form. In all the years i've claimed means tested benefits i've never had to fill in any forms at all.

    I know you mean well but please be careful when giving advice and if you're not absolutely sure then please don't answer the question.

    Hello there my husband gets ESA income related I filled a HC2 form and rang up to find out what was happening with my claim for free dental treatment and free glasses and free prescription I've been told I'm entitled to it because my husband gets ESA I don't I only get carers allowance is this right don't want to get prescription and get a fine,thank you 

    If your husband is claiming Income Related ESA then he will be receiving extra money for you. This will then mean you're entitled to free NHS treatment, which includes dental, prescriptions and eye tests, with a voucher.

    If he's in the the Support Group and his ESA is more than £117.60/week then at least part of it is Income Related which will mean you're entitled.


    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
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