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Am I entitled to free prescriptions?

tanyaworthington123tanyaworthington123 Member Posts: 2 Listener
I'm  currently on anti depressants and have also got to take tamoxifen for ten years after having breast cancer in 2015.  Am I entitled to free prescriptions


  • steve51steve51 Member Posts: 7,175 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tanyaworthington123

    Good Evening it’s great to meet you today.

    Can I please ask if you are on any “Benefits”

    I will then look 👀 into it further for you!!!!!
  • tanyaworthington123tanyaworthington123 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    I don't claim any benefits only family allowance for one child  I'm married and my husband works Thanks 

  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @tanyaworthington123, and welcome!

    This information if from the NHS help with health costs page
    You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:
    • are 60 or over
    • are under 16
    • are 16 to 18 and in full-time education
    • are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate (MatEx)
    • have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
    • have a continuing physical disability that prevents you going out without help from another person and have a valid MedEx
    • hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
    • are an NHS inpatient
    You're also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner – including civil partner – receive, or you're under the age of 20 and the dependant of someone receiving:
    • Income Support
    • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
    • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
    • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
    Otherwise, you could apply for the NHS low income scheme. Hope this helps!
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