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Free prescriptions

robinhood8robinhood8 Member Posts: 120 Courageous
Hi everybody happy new year I am claiming universal credit and ESA am I entitled for free prescriptions

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    For those claiming UC with the LCWRA element, which you are then for free NHS treatment then if you or your partner (if you have one) doesn't work at all then you'll qualify for the free NHS treatment.


    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • exdvrexdvr Member Posts: 313 Pioneering
    @robinhood8...Not exactly sure as I live in a civilised part of the UK where all prescriptions are free, i.e. paid for by our devolved government.  Even if you don't qualify you should be able to buy a pre-payment certificate which will save you megabucks.

    Best wishes.

    DLTBGYD

  • gaz1960gaz1960 Member Posts: 134 Pioneering
    I have a pre-payment certificate, it saves me a fortune! But in a few months time,i get my medication for free,I'll be 60. Knowing my luck,the government will put up the age of that to 65 just as i get to 60! 
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Robin will qualify for free prescriptions when claiming UC if he/she has earned income of less than £935 for the assessment period in which he receives the prescription. From memory because i remember robin from other threads where i've advised them, they have no earned income because they are unable to work.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,998 Disability Gamechanger
    I qualify for for free prescriptions on three levels, 1)my epilepsy  2) ESA IR  3) I am now over 60.
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
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