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alan1953
alan1953 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 2018 in Mental health and wellbeing
hi I'm alan my wife has bipolar2 and anxiety she gets her pension and pip can she get free glasses and dental treatment thanks

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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,676 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @alan1953

    Does your wife get pension credits?

    The NHS website says this:

    You're entitled to free NHS dental treatment if you or your spouse (including civil partner) receive:

    • Income Support
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    • Pension Credit
    • Universal Credit (in certain circumstances)

    If your wife is over 60 then she can get free eye tests:

    Free NHS eye tests 

    You're entitled to a free NHS sight test if you:

    • are under 16
    • are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education
    • are 60 or over
    • are registered as partially sighted or blind
    • have been diagnosed with diabetes or glaucoma
    • are 40 or over and your mother, father, sibling or child has been diagnosed with glaucoma
    • have been advised by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) that you’re at risk of glaucoma
    • are a prisoner on leave from prison
    • are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optician can advise you about your entitlement

    You also qualify for a free NHS sight test if  you:

    And these are the rules around getting help towards the cost of glasses:

    You’re entitled to an optical voucher for help towards the cost of your glasses or contact lenses if you:

    • are under 16
    • are 16, 17 or 18 and in full-time education
    • are a prisoner on leave from prison
    • are eligible for an NHS complex lens voucher – your optician can advise you about your entitlement

    You also qualify for an optical voucher if you:

    You may be entitled to an optical voucher if you have a low income and are named on a valid NHS HC3 certificate for partial help with health costs

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