Do I get help with glasses and dental with lower rate PIP?

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uncfingers3
uncfingers3 Community member Posts: 2 Listener
edited August 2017 in Benefits and income
Morning all I receive pip lower rate and was wondering do I still get help with my glasses and dental treatment please.

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  • Liam_Alumni
    Liam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,100 Empowering
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    Hi @uncfingers3,

    Welcome to Scope's online community! It's great to have you here.

    I've noticed that you've posted about this elsewhere on the community recently. You can see our Benefits Advisor's response to your discussion via. the Ask a Benefits Advisor category.
  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,635 Championing
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    The following link will take you to the NHS Business Services Authority and explains in more detail the help available with health costs in England, Wales and Scotland. http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/792.aspx

    I hope this helps


  • Nystagmite
    Nystagmite Community member Posts: 596 Empowering
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    PIP isn't an income based benefit; so you won't get nay help. You'd have to be on income based ESA, income based JSA, income support or certain elements of working or child tax credits to get help.
  • Misti2014
    Misti2014 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
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    I have applied for pip twice and been turned down twice I have a heart murmur sinus rythym sinus tackycardia minor vessel disease starts of cataracts asthma diabetes ibs fatty liver disease 
  • CockneyRebel
    CockneyRebel Community member Posts: 5,197 Championing
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    Have you applied for an HC2 certificate ? for people on low income this can help to pay for things like dental treatment and glasses
  • Cazzajohno123
    Cazzajohno123 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
    edited November 2022
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    I'm on lower rate pip will I still get help with prescription and dental care
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,283 Championing
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    I'm on lower rate pip will I still get help with prescription and dental car 

    No, unfortunately not. If you're claiming certain means tested benefits then you maybe entitled. https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/dentists/who-is-entitled-to-free-nhs-dental-treatment-in-england/
    If you're not then you can look at NHS low income scheme but you will need to fill out a form. https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/nhs-low-income-scheme